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Sakamasy phlogopite mine, Tsihombe Commune, Tsihombe, Androy, Madagascari
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Sakamasy phlogopite mineMine
Tsihombe CommuneCommune
TsihombeDistrict
AndroyRegion
MadagascarCountry

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Name in Malagasy:Karieran'i Sakamasy, Kaominin'i Tsihombe, Distrikan'i Tsihombe, Faritr' Androy, Madagasikara
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 18' 41'' South , 45° 33' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -25.31150,45.56645
GeoHash:G#: m582hbhmz
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Am : Tropical monsoon climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tsiombe29,825 (2018)8.4km
Kopoky15,000 (2018)38.9km


A phlogopite mine located 7,5 km E of Tsihombe.
Concession P.E.1789. Succ. Bougroff (Besaire 1966).
Besairie (1966) gives these map coordinates: X =90,1 Y= 311,7 (Map Sheet Tsihombe).

Phlogopite-bearing pyroxenite.
The coordinates are for the Sakamasy village, close to the mine.

Regions containing this locality

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

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O CalciteCaCO3
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

Regional Geology

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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Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3185757
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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. [154]

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3306489

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Metamorphic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Behier, J. (1963) Carte minéralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871.
Besairie, H. (1966) Les Gîtes Minéraux de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar, Tananarive, 34, 334.


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