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Heritage Range, Western Antarctica, Antarcticai
Regional Level Types
Heritage RangeMountain Range
Western AntarcticaRegion
AntarcticaContinent

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
79° 45' South , 83° 0' West
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The Heritage Range is a major mountain range, 160 km (99 mi) long and 48 km (30 mi) wide, situated southward of Minnesota Glacier and forming the southern half of the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica. The range is complex, consisting of scattered ridges and peaks of moderate height, escarpments, hills, and nunataks, with the various units of relief set off by numerous intervening glaciers.

The northern portion of the range was probably first sighted by Lincoln Ellsworth in the course of his trans-Antarctic flight of November 23, 1935. On December 14, 1959, the southern range was seen for the first time in a reconnaissance flight from Byrd Station, made by Edward C. Thiel, J. C. Craddock, and E. S. Robinson. The team landed at a glacier on Pipe Peak, in the northwestern part of the range, on December 26.

During the 1962–63 and 1963–64 seasons, the University of Minnesota expeditions made geologic and cartographic surveys of the range. The entire range was mapped by USGS from aerial photographs taken by the U.S. Navy, 1961–66.

The Heritage range was so named by US-ACAN because topographic units within the range have received names relating to the theme of American heritage. [Wikipedia]

Regions containing this locality

Antarctic PlateTectonic Plate
Antarctic MeteoritesGroup of Meteorite Fall Locations

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


19 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Beaverite-(Cu)
Formula: Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Fibroferrite
Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Paratacamite
Formula: Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Vennum, W.R.; Nishi, J.M. (1981) New Antarctic mineral occurrences. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 16(5), 14-15.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Paratacamite3.DA.10cCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunogen7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Beaverite-(Cu)7.BC.10Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Fibroferrite7.DC.15Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Natrojarosite7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Paratacamite10.1.2.1Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Beaverite-(Cu)30.2.5.7Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Fibroferrite31.9.12.1Fe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AnglesitePbSO4
O Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
NaSodium
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S AnglesitePbSO4
S Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe FibroferriteFe3+(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
ZnZinc
Zn ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heritage_Range
Wikidata ID:Q1522169


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