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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
Albite
var: Andesine
var: Cleavelandite
var: Oligoclase
'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series'
Amphibole Supergroup
Anglesite
Ankerite
Autunite
Bertrandite
Beryl
var: Morganite
'Biotite'
Calcite
Cassiterite
'Chlorite Group'
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Cookeite
Dolomite
Elbaite
Fluorapatite
Fluor-elbaite (TL)
Foitite
'Garnet'
'Hornblende'
'K Feldspar'
Kyanite
Lepidolite
Marcasite
Microcline
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
'Olivine'
Petalite
Phosphuranylite
'Planerite-Turquoise Series'
Pollucite
Pyrope
'Pyroxene Group'
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
Rhodochrosite
Schorl
'Serpentine Group'
Sillimanite
Spessartine
Spodumene
Torbernite
'Tourmaline'
'var: Indicolite'
'var: Rubellite'
'var: Verdelite'
'Zinnwaldite'


54 entries listed. 32 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

Localities in this Region

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References

- 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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