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São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Safira pegmatite district, Eastern Brazilian pegmatite province.
Pegmatites in this area produce excellent gem-quality green tourmaline.

The Sao Jose do Safira mine also produces quartz crystals that are somewhat distinctive and when properly irradiated produce what in the gem industry as green gold and lemon gold quartz. The Brazilian company EMBRESA (Empresa Brasileira de Radiacao in Sao Paulo does most of the irradiation.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

54 entries listed. 31 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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- Morteani, G., Preinfalk, C., and Horn, A.H. (2000): Classification and mineralization potential of the pegmatites of the Eastern Brazilian Pegmatite Province. Mineralium Deposita 35, 638-655.

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