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Samiresy, Tritriva Commune, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar

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Name(s) in local language(s): Samiresy, Kaominina Tritriva, Distrikan' i Betafo, Faritra Vakinankaratra, Faritanin' Antananarivo, Madagasikara
 
The locality Samiresy covers a number of pegmatite dikes (classified as potassic pegmatites after A. Lacroix 1922) worked for minerals containing U, beryl and rose quartz.

It is located SW of Tritriva and about 20 km SW of the town Antsirabe in the main highland of Madagascar.
One of these dikes is the type locality of the now discredited "samiresite", a plumbian uranpyrochlore.

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References

Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. 624p

Ranorosoa, N. (1986): Etude mineralogique des pegmatites du champ de la Sahatany, Madagascar. These de Doctorat de l`Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse.

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