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Sapucaia Mine (Proberil mine), Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 18° 54' 3'' South , 41° 29' 4'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -18.9008333333, -41.4844444444
A mine in the Sapucaia pegmatite body, located near Galiléia.
Aimorés pegmatite district, Eastern Brazilian pegmatite province

Mineral List

108 entries listed. 90 valid minerals. 8 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Lindberg, M. L. (1949): Frondelite and the frondelite-rockbridgeite series. American Mineralogist. 34, 541-549

Lindberg & Murata (1953): Faheyite, a new phosphate mineral from the Sapucaia pegmatite mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil. American Mineralogist. 38, 263-270, 349

Science (1954): 119: 739

Lindberg, M.L. and Pecora, W.T. (1955) Tavorite and barbosalite, two new phosphate minerals from Minas Gerais, Brazil. American Mineralogist 40, 952-966.

Rocks & Minerals: 62: 318.

Rocks & Minerals: 63: 44 & 139.

Mineralogical Record: 21: 97.

Cassedanne, J.P. & Baptista, A. (1999): Famous Mineral Localities: The Sapucaia Pegmatite Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mineralogical Record, 30: 347-360 + 365

Chopin, C., Oberti, R., Cámara, F. (2006): The arrojadite enigma: II. Compositional space, new members and nomenclature of the group. American Mineralogist, 91, 1260-1270 [with discussion and analysis of arrojadite-(PbFe) from Sapucaia]

Atencio, K., Chukanov, N. V., Coutinho, J. M.V., Menezes Filho, L.A.D., Dubinchuk, V. T. & Möckel, S. (2007): Ruifrancoite, a new Fe3+-dominant monoclinic member of the roscherite group from Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Canadian Mineralogist. 45, 1263-1273.
Field Trip Guide, Eastern Brazilian Pegmatite Province, 4th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, 2009.

Baijot, M., Hatert, F. & Philippo, S. (2012): Mineralogy and geochemistry of phosphates and silicates in the Sapucaia pegmatite, Minas Gerais, Brazil: Genetic implications. Canadian Mineralogist. 50, 1531-1554

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