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Bemasoandro pegmatite, Andanoa, Fitampito Commune, Ikalamavony District, Ampandramaika-Malakialina Pegmatite Field, Matsiatra Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar

A beryl-bearing pegmatite located 4 km SSE of the famous Malakialina pegmatite, W of the city Fianarantsoa in the southern part of the central highland of Madagascar.
Large nodules of uraninite with secondary U-minerals weighing several kg was found here by the Commisariat á l' Energie Atomique (C.E.A.)


Mineral List

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Apatite'
Autunite
Becquerelite
Bertrandite
Beryl
Curite
Dewindtite
'Gummite'
Muscovite
Phosphuranylite
Quartz
Torbernite
'Tourmaline'
Triplite
Uraninite
Uranophane


17 entries listed. 13 valid minerals.

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References

- Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la Minéralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive, p 19
- Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
- Besairie, H. (1966): Les Gites Minéraux de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar, Tananarive. 34, p 65
- Pezzotta, F.(1999): Madagaskar. Das Paradies der Mineralien und Edelsteine. ExtraLapis nr 17, 62 (german version)


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