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Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 9° North , 9° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~151km
Locality type:Plateau


A large region with a variety of deposits. The locality "Jos Plateau" is often used as a generic locality and specimens with this locality designation need to be verified.

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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

40 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Argentopyrite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Astrophyllite
Formula: K2NaFe2+7Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Reference: Am Min 51:299-323
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Tony H Gill
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: Tony H Gill
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Groat, L.A., Giuliani, G., Marshall, D.D., and Turner, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 87-112.
'Biotite'
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: FeNb2O6
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Reference: Am Min 51:299-323
Cryolite
Formula: Na2NaAlF6
Reference: Am Min 51:299-323
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Groat, L.A., Giuliani, G., Marshall, D.D., and Turner, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 87-112.
'Fergusonite'
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Genthelvite
Formula: Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
'Monazite'
Reference: Am Min 51:299-323
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrochlore Group
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Reference: Am Min 51:299-323
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Groat, L.A., Giuliani, G., Marshall, D.D., and Turner, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 87-112.
Riebeckite
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Silver
Formula: Ag
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Mineralogical Record (2001) 32:252
Spodumene var: Kunzite
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Mineralogical Record (2001) 32:252
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Sternbergite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Thomsenolite
Formula: NaCa[AlF6] · H2O
Reference: Am Min 51:299-323
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Reference: Am Min 51:299-323
'commodity:Tin'
Formula: Sn
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Groat, L.A., Giuliani, G., Marshall, D.D., and Turner, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 87-112.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Am Min 51:299-323

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Argentopyrite2.CB.65AgFe2S3
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Sternbergite2.CB.65AgFe2S3
Group 3 - Halides
Cryolite3.CB.15Na2NaAlF6
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Thomsenolite3.CB.40NaCa[AlF6] · H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Columbite-(Fe)4.DB.35FeNb2O6
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrochlore Group4.00.A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Aegirine'9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Arfvedsonite9.DE.25[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Astrophyllite9.DC.05K2NaFe2+7Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Elbaite9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fayalite9.AC.05Fe2+2SiO4
Genthelvite9.FB.10Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Hedenbergite9.DA.15CaFe2+Si2O6
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Riebeckite9.DE.25◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
var: Kunzite9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Biotite-
Chlorite Group-
Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series-
Feldspar Group-
Fergusonite-
Monazite-
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Wolframite-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Argentopyrite2.9.13.2AgFe2S3
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Sternbergite2.9.12.1AgFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
Pyrochlore Group8.2.1.1A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
AB2O6
Columbite-(Fe)8.3.2.2FeNb2O6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
Aluminofluorides - Isolated Octahedra
Cryolite11.6.1.1Na2NaAlF6
Thomsenolite11.6.6.1NaCa[AlF6] · H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Fayalite51.3.1.1Fe2+2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Thorite51.5.2.3Th(SiO4)
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Elbaite61.3.1.8Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Aegirine65.1.3c.2NaFe3+Si2O6
Hedenbergite65.1.3a.2CaFe2+Si2O6
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 69 - INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
Chains with Side Branches or Loops with (P=2, and N=4, 2 branches)
Astrophyllite69.1.1.1K2NaFe2+7Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Genthelvite76.2.4.3Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Arfvedsonite-[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
-Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Emerald-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Fergusonite'-
'Monazite'-
Riebeckite-◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Spodumene
var: Kunzite
-LiAlSi2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
H AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
H Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
H ThomsenoliteNaCa[AlF6] · H2O
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
LiLithium
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Li Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
BeBeryllium
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
BBoron
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
O AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O FayaliteFe22+SiO4
O GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
O HematiteFe2O3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
O QuartzSiO2
O Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O ThomsenoliteNaCa[AlF6] · H2O
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
F CryoliteNa2NaAlF6
F FluoriteCaF2
F ThomsenoliteNaCa[AlF6] · H2O
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Na AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Na CryoliteNa2NaAlF6
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Na ThomsenoliteNaCa[AlF6] · H2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al CryoliteNa2NaAlF6
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al ThomsenoliteNaCa[AlF6] · H2O
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Si GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Si HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Si Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
SSulfur
S ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S SternbergiteAgFe2S3
KPotassium
K AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Ca ThomsenoliteNaCa[AlF6] · H2O
TiTitanium
Ti AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Fe Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6
Fe FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe SternbergiteAgFe2S3
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
YYttrium
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6
Nb Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag SternbergiteAgFe2S3
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
ThThorium
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)

References

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Wright, J.B. (1969) Olivine nodules and related inclusions in trachyte from the Jos Plateau, Nigeria. Mineralogical Magazine, 37, 370–374.

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