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Gcwihaba Cave (Drotsky's Caverns), Ngamiland West District, North-West District, Botswanai
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Gcwihaba Cave (Drotsky's Caverns)Cave
Ngamiland West DistrictDistrict
North-West District- not defined -
BotswanaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
20° 1' 21'' South , 21° 21' 18'' East
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Bat guano deposits in a cave in a dolomite hill, 280 km west of Maun.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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9 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Biphosphammite
Formula: NH4(H2PO4)
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols
Boussingaultite
Formula: (NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Reference: [AmMin 84:194]
Dittmarite
Formula: (NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2O
Reference: [AmMin 84:194]
Glushinskite
Formula: Mg(C2O4) · 2H2O
Reference: http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/glushinskite.pdf
Gwihabaite (TL)
Formula: (NH4,K)NO3
Type Locality:
Description: Crusts and needles in a bat-inhabited cave.
Reference: [Bull. South African Speleological Assoc., 36, 19–21.; AmMin 84:194]
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: [AmMin 84:194]
Struvite
Formula: (NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols
Syngenite
Formula: K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
Reference: [AmMin 84:194]
Weddellite
Formula: Ca(C2O4) · (2.5-x)H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Gwihabaite (TL)5.NA.15(NH4,K)NO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Boussingaultite7.CC.60(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Syngenite7.CD.35K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Biphosphammite8.AD.15NH4(H2PO4)
Dittmarite8.CH.20(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2O
Struvite8.CH.40(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
Group 10 - Organic Compounds
Glushinskite10.AB.10Mg(C2O4) · 2H2O
Weddellite10.AB.40Ca(C2O4) · (2.5-x)H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Boussingaultite29.3.7.2(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Syngenite29.3.1.1K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 37 - ANHYDROUS ACID PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES AND VANADATES
Miscellaneous
Biphosphammite37.1.4.1NH4(H2PO4)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB(XO4)·xH2O
Dittmarite40.1.2.1(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2O
Struvite40.1.1.1(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
Group 50 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Oxalates
Glushinskite50.1.3.2Mg(C2O4) · 2H2O
Weddellite50.1.2.1Ca(C2O4) · (2.5-x)H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Gwihabaite (TL)-(NH4,K)NO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Gwihabaite(NH4,K)NO3
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
H Boussingaultite(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
H Dittmarite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2O
H WeddelliteCa(C2O4) · (2.5-x)H2O
H GlushinskiteMg(C2O4) · 2H2O
H Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
H BiphosphammiteNH4(H2PO4)
CCarbon
C WeddelliteCa(C2O4) · (2.5-x)H2O
C GlushinskiteMg(C2O4) · 2H2O
NNitrogen
N Gwihabaite(NH4,K)NO3
N Boussingaultite(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
N Dittmarite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2O
N Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
N BiphosphammiteNH4(H2PO4)
OOxygen
O Gwihabaite(NH4,K)NO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
O Boussingaultite(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
O Dittmarite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2O
O WeddelliteCa(C2O4) · (2.5-x)H2O
O GlushinskiteMg(C2O4) · 2H2O
O Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
O BiphosphammiteNH4(H2PO4)
MgMagnesium
Mg Boussingaultite(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
Mg Dittmarite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2O
Mg GlushinskiteMg(C2O4) · 2H2O
Mg Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
PPhosphorus
P Dittmarite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2O
P Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
P BiphosphammiteNH4(H2PO4)
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
S Boussingaultite(NH4)2Mg(SO4)2 · 6H2O
KPotassium
K Gwihabaite(NH4,K)NO3
K SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
Ca WeddelliteCa(C2O4) · (2.5-x)H2O

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