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Mafilefy phlogopite mine, Ampamata, Ambovombe-Androy, Androy, Madagascari
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Mafilefy phlogopite mineMine
AmpamataCommune
Ambovombe-AndroyDistrict
AndroyRegion
MadagascarCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
24° 28' 53'' South , 45° 38' 29'' East
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Malagasy:
Mafilefy, Kaomininan' Ampamata, Distrikan' Ambovombe-Androy, Faritr' Androy, Madagasikara


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Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Tuléar Province (Toliara), MadagascarProvince

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17 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar, Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar, Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar, Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Majmundar, H.H. (1970a): Wernerite and feldspar from Madagascar, Canadian Mineralogist 10: 740-743
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: Majmundar, H.H. (1970a): Wernerite and feldspar from Madagascar, Canadian Mineralogist 10: 740-743
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar, Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Majmundar, H.H.(1970): Fassaite from Madagascar. Canadian Mineralogist. 10: 899-903
Augite var: Fassaite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Reference: Majmundar, H.H.(1970): Fassaite from Madagascar. Canadian Mineralogist. 10: 899-903
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar, Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar, Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar, Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar, Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar. Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar. Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Meionite
Formula: Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Reference: Majmundar, H.H. (1970a): Wernerite and feldspar from Madagascar, Canadian Mineralogist 10: 740-743
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar. Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar. Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar. Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar. Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
'Scapolite'
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar. Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
'Scapolite var: Wernerite'
Reference: Majmundar, H.H.(1970): Wernerite and feldspar from Madagascar, Canadian Mineralogist. 10: 740-743
Sepiolite
Formula: Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Collection de Minéralogie, Le Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans (LMV) , l’Université Clermont-Auvergne, France , item #E-44-21072
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: J.Behier (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Serv. Geol.Mad. A 1871
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar. Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte Mineralogique de Madagascar. Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Description: A large crystal of zircon has been found here(Behier 1960)
Reference: Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la mineralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive , p 75

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var: Labradorite9.FA.35(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
var: Fassaite9.DA.15(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Meionite9.FB.15Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sepiolite9.EE.25Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Scapolite'-
'var: Wernerite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Sepiolite74.3.1b.1Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var: Labradorite-(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Augite
var: Fassaite
-(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Meionite-Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
'Scapolite'-
'var: Wernerite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
OOxygen
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
O Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
NaSodium
Na Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Na MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Na Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
AlAluminium
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Al MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Al Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Si Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Cl MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Ca Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Augite (var: Fassaite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Ediacaran : 589 ± 57 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Neoproterozoic
   Ediacaran
ⓘ Phlogopite589 ± 57 Ma

References

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Behier, J. (1960) Contribution à la minéralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive.
Behier, J. (1963) Carte Minéralogique de Madagascar. Service Géologique, Antananarivo, Archive 1871.
Majmundar, H.H. (1970) Wernerite and feldspar from Madagascar. Canadian Mineralogist, 10, 740-743 [with analysis of wernerite from Mafilefy].
Majmundar, H.H. (1970) Fassaite from Madagascar. Canadian Mineralogist, 10, 899-903 [with analysis of fassaite from Mafilefy].

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