Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat ArticlesThe ElementsBooks & Magazines
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsUsersMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Shungura formation, Lower Omo Valley, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples' Region, Ethiopiai
Regional Level Types
Shungura formationFormation
Lower Omo ValleyValley
Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples' RegionRegion
EthiopiaCountry

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Key
Lock Map
Latitude & Longitude:
6° North , 36° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~296km
Locality type:




Pliocene/Pleistocene lacustrine sediments.
G22, G24 and G25 submembers of the Shungura Formation.
Phosphates are associated with fossil fish scales and bones.

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Calcite nodules in alkaline lacustrine sedimentation levels.
Reference: American Mineralogist, Vol. 64, 1979, pp. 169-171.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Description: In saline lacustrine sedimentation levels.
Reference: American Mineralogist, Vol. 64, 1979, pp. 169-171.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Description: In saline lacustrine sedimentation levels.
Reference: American Mineralogist, Vol. 64, 1979, pp. 169-171.
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Description: Micro-hexagonal prisms coprecipitated with mitridatite-robertsite.
Reference: American Mineralogist, Vol. 64, 1979, pp. 169-171.
Hydroxylapatite var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Description: Fossil remains constituent.
Reference: American Mineralogist, Vol. 64, 1979, pp. 169-171.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: American Mineralogist, Vol. 64, 1979, pp. 169-171.
Mitridatite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Description: Feathery olive-green microcrystals.
Reference: American Mineralogist, Vol. 64, 1979, pp. 169-171.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: American Mineralogist, Vol. 64, 1979, pp. 169-171.
Robertsite
Formula: Ca2Mn3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Description: Mitridatite-robertsite series.
Reference: American Mineralogist, Vol. 64, 1979, pp. 169-171.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: American Mineralogist, Vol. 64, 1979, pp. 169-171.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Mitridatite8.DH.30Ca2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Robertsite8.DH.30Ca2Mn3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Hydroxylapatite41.8.1.3Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Mitridatite42.8.4.1Ca2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Robertsite42.8.4.2Ca2Mn3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Hydroxylapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
-Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MitridatiteCa2Fe33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
H RobertsiteCa2Mn33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
H HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
OOxygen
O MitridatiteCa2Fe33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
O RobertsiteCa2Mn33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
O HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P MitridatiteCa2Fe33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
P RobertsiteCa2Mn33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
P HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
P Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
CaCalcium
Ca MitridatiteCa2Fe33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Ca RobertsiteCa2Mn33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Ca HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
MnManganese
Mn RobertsiteCa2Mn33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe MitridatiteCa2Fe33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

References

Sort by

Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 169-171.


This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
 
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2020, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: February 18, 2020 15:48:56 Page generated: April 23, 2019 02:41:49
Go to top of page