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Hibonite from
Esiva eluvials, Esiva, Maromby Commune, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Tuléar Province (Toliara), Madagascar

Description
Type Locality:Esiva eluvials, Esiva, Maromby Commune, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Tuléar Province (Toliara), Madagascar is the type locality for Hibonite
Comments:per correspondence with Knut Edvard: The TL produced just a few specimens in the year of discovery (also an eluvial locality ). When lacking exact locality data the Madagascar hibonite specimens are often erroneously labeled and sold as coming from Esiva, often being the only locality referred to in textbooks.
Quality of samples:not specified / average specimens
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Delbos, L. (1955): Note sur le gisement d'un mineral nouveau " la hibonite" de' l'Androy Mandrareen" in Rapport Annuel du Service Geologique pour 1955, Tananarivo.143-144
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Hibonite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Esiva eluvials, Esiva, Maromby Commune, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Tuléar Province (Toliara), Madagascar
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