|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||14° 24' 18'' South , 47° 42' 51'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-14.40500,47.71417|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Marovato, Ambolobozo, Distrikan' i Analalava, Faritra Sofia, Faritanin' i Mahajanga, Madagasikara|
The famous locality for the "Ocean Jasper".
Located on the north-east coast of Madagascar near the village of Marovato where orbicular quartz is mined that is polished and/or carved and sold as "Ocean Jasper".
1 valid mineral.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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66 - 145 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks|
Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)
Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
66 - 100.5 Ma