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Berilo Branco claim, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazili
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Berilo Branco claimClaim
Sapucaia do Norte- not defined -
GaliléiaMunicipality
Minas GeraisState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
18° 54' 2'' South , 41° 29' 3'' West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
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~0km
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Name(s) in local language(s):
Lavra Berilo Branco


This is the locality for the famous "Van Allen Belt" rose quartz crystal specimen (Wilson, 1999). Located approximately 8 km south of the town of Divino das Laranjeiras and about 3 km east-southeast of the town of Sapucaia do Norte (at map coordinates 7914N x 238E).

Aimorés pegmatite district, Eastern Brazilian pegmatite province.

Samples from this locality were erroneously labelled as coming from the Sapucaia (Wilson 1999).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineralogical Record 30, 361-365 (1999)
Quartz var: Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineralogical Record 30, 361-365 (1999)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rose Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Rose Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2

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Wilson, W.E. (1999) Famous mineral localities: Lavra Berilo Branco. The original "Sapucaia" rose quartz occurrence, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mineralogical Record, 30(5), 361-365.

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