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Tsiambenana Quarry, Itremo massif, Itremo, Ambatofinandrahana, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascari
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Tsiambenana QuarryQuarry
Itremo massifMassif
ItremoCommune
AmbatofinandrahanaDistrict
Amoron'i ManiaRegion
MadagascarCountry

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Name in Malagasy:Karieran'i Tsiambena, Tangorombohitr' Itremo, Kaominin' Itremo, Distrikan' Ambatofinandrahana, Faritra Amoron'i Mania, Madagasikara
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° South , 46° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~34km
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters


A quarry situated just SE of the village of Itremo in the central highland of Madagascar. A 300m thick horizon of fine-grained lazulite-tourmaline-dumortierite-bearing metaquartzite is exposed in the quarry.

Regions containing this locality

Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Fianarantsoa Province, MadagascarProvince

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
'Apatite'
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
Augelite
Formula: Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
Berlinite
Formula: AlPO4
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
Dumortierite
Formula: (Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
Goyazite
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Habit: as a rim of grains around lazulite
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Habit: euhedral to subhedral grains
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
Lazulite
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Habit: small grains
Description: Small anhedral inclusions of goyazite is common
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
Svanbergite
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18
Trolleite
Formula: Al4(PO4)3(OH)3
Habit: small grains
Description: Found in the grain boundary between goyazite and lazulite
Reference: Ackermand et al.(2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Amblygonite8.BB.05LiAl(PO4)F
Augelite8.BE.05Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Berlinite8.AA.05AlPO4
Goyazite8.BL.10SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Lazulite8.BB.40MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Svanbergite8.BL.05SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Trolleite8.BB.45Al4(PO4)3(OH)3
Group 9 - Silicates
Dumortierite9.AJ.10(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Berlinite38.4.2.1AlPO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Amblygonite41.5.8.1LiAl(PO4)F
A2(XO4)Zq
Augelite41.6.8.1Al2(PO4)(OH)3
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Lazulite41.10.1.1MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Miscellaneous
Trolleite41.11.1.1Al4(PO4)3(OH)3
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Goyazite42.7.3.3SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Svanbergite43.4.1.6SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with (BO3)
Dumortierite54.1.2.1(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3
H TrolleiteAl4(PO4)3(OH)3
LiLithium
Li AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
BBoron
B Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
O LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O BerliniteAlPO4
O AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3
O CelestineSrSO4
O TrolleiteAl4(PO4)3(OH)3
O RutileTiO2
O AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
FFluorine
F AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
MgMagnesium
Mg LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Al LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Al BerliniteAlPO4
Al AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3
Al TrolleiteAl4(PO4)3(OH)3
Al AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
SiSilicon
Si Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
P GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P BerliniteAlPO4
P AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3
P TrolleiteAl4(PO4)3(OH)3
P AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
SSulfur
S SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S CelestineSrSO4
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
SrStrontium
Sr GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Sr SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Sr CelestineSrSO4

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Ackermand et al. (2006): "Lazulite-bearing metaquartzite of the Itremo Group (Central Madagascar); Scientific significance and economic importance" in Proceedings of the Malagasy-German Research Cooperation in Life and Earth sciences, 5-18

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