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Antsakoa I pegmatite, Berere Pegmatite Field, Bekapaika Commune, Tsaratanàna, Betsiboka, Madagascari
Regional Level Types
Antsakoa I pegmatitePegmatite
Berere Pegmatite FieldPegmatite Field
Bekapaika CommuneCommune
TsaratanànaDistrict
BetsibokaRegion
MadagascarCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
16° 38' 7'' South , 47° 24' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tsaratanana16,761 (2018)32.1km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Antsakoa I, Pegmatitan' i Berere, Distrikan'i Tsaratanána, Faritr'i Betsiboka, Faritanin'i Mahajanga, Madagasikara


A granite LCT pegmatite, Beryll-Columbite subtype that has been worked for Beryl. The pegmatite was zonated and measured 200 x 60 m. It is now exhausted. This was the main locality in the Berere Pegmatite Field and is situated 600 m NW of the village Berere, 40km NE of Tsaratanana.

The coordinates are not verified by visit at the spot.

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12 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV, 59
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV, p 59
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Giraud, P; Bertucat, M & Giraudon (1957): Etude geologique et prospection de la feuille Betrandraka [P-42]1/100.00 et du champ pegmatique de Berere. Travaux Bureau Geologique nr 82, Service Geologique, Tananarive
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV, p 59
Euxenite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV, p 59
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV,p 134
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV,p 134
'Fergusonite'
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV, p 59
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Giraud, P; Bertucat, M & Giraudon (1957): Etude geologique et prospection de la feuille Betrandraka [P-42]1/100.00 et du champ pegmatique de Berere. Travaux Bureau Geologique nr 82, Service Geologique, Tananarive
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Colour: white, yellowish brown
Description: Crust on petscheckite together with liandratite and a pyrochlore group mineral
Reference: Mücke, A. & Strunz, H. (1978): Petscheckite and liandratite, two new pegmatite minerals from Madagascar. American Mineralogist 63: 941-946
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV, p 59
Liandratite (TL)
Formula: U(Nb,Ta)2O8
Type Locality:
Colour: yellow to brown
Description: As a 2mm thick crust on petscheckite
Reference: Mücke, A. & Strunz, H. (1978): Petscheckite and liandratite, two new pegmatite minerals from Madagascar. American Mineralogist 63: 941-946
'Monazite'
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV, p 59
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV, p 59
Petscheckite (TL)
Formula: UFe(Nb,Ta)2O8
Type Locality:
Colour: black
Description: As metamict crystals up to 4 cm long and 2 cm thick with a greybrowh\n, brown, yellow or white crust of varying thickness.
Reference: Mücke, A. & Strunz, H. (1978): Petscheckite and liandratite, two new pegmatite minerals from Madagascar. American Mineralogist 63: 941-946
Petscheckite var: Hydroxy-petscheckite
Formula: U4+(Fe3+1/3,☐≥2/3)(Nb,Ta)2O≤7(OH)≥1
Reference: Mücke, A. & Strunz, H. (1978): Petscheckite and liandratite, two new pegmatite minerals from Madagascar. American Mineralogist 63: 941-946
Petscheckite var: Oxy-petscheckite
Formula: UFe3+2/31/3(Nb,Ta)2O8
Reference: Mücke, A. & Strunz, H. (1978): Petscheckite and liandratite, two new pegmatite minerals from Madagascar. American Mineralogist 63: 941-946
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'
Formula: A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
Description: A fingrained crust on petscheckite together with liandratite and halloysite
Reference: Mücke, A. & Strunz, H. (1978): Petscheckite and liandratite, two new pegmatite minerals from Madagascar. American Mineralogist 63: 941-946
'Pyrochlore Supergroup var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'
Formula: A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV,p 59
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV,p 134
Quartz var: Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mücke, A. & Strunz, H. (1978): Petscheckite and liandratite, two new pegmatite minerals from Madagascar. American Mineralogist 63: 941-946
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Mücke, A. & Strunz, H. (1978): Petscheckite and liandratite, two new pegmatite minerals from Madagascar. American Mineralogist 63: 941-946
Rutile var: Strüverite
Formula: (Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Reference: Mücke, A. & Strunz, H. (1978): Petscheckite and liandratite, two new pegmatite minerals from Madagascar. American Mineralogist 63: 941-946
Samarskite-(Y)
Formula: YFe3+Nb2O8
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV, p 59
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV, p 59
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Mücke, A. & Strunz, H. (1978): Petscheckite and liandratite, two new pegmatite minerals from Madagascar. American Mineralogist 63: 941-946
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV, p 59

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Euxenite-(Y)4.DG.05(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Liandratite (TL)4.DH.35U(Nb,Ta)2O8
Petscheckite (TL)4.DH.35UFe(Nb,Ta)2O8
var: Hydroxy-petscheckite4.DH.35U4+(Fe3+1/3,☐≥2/3)(Nb,Ta)2O≤7(OH)≥1
var: Oxy-petscheckite4.DH.35UFe3+2/31/3(Nb,Ta)2O8
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rose Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
var: Strüverite4.DB.05(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Samarskite-(Y)4.DB.25YFe3+Nb2O8
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Fergusonite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Monazite'-
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
'var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
var: Strüverite4.4.1.3(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Liandratite (TL)8.1.9.1U(Nb,Ta)2O8
Petscheckite (TL)8.1.9.2UFe(Nb,Ta)2O8
Samarskite-(Y)8.1.11.1YFe3+Nb2O8
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Pyrochlore Supergroup
var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'
8.2.3.1A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
AB2O6
Euxenite-(Y)8.3.8.2(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Fergusonite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Monazite'-
Petscheckite
var: Hydroxy-petscheckite
-U4+(Fe3+1/3,☐≥2/3)(Nb,Ta)2O≤7(OH)≥1
var: Oxy-petscheckite-UFe3+2/31/3(Nb,Ta)2O8
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
Quartz
var: Rose Quartz
-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Petscheckite (var: Hydroxy-petscheckite)U4+(Fe3+1/3,☐≥2/3)(Nb,Ta)2O≤7(OH)≥1
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
O PetscheckiteUFe(Nb,Ta)2O8
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
O Samarskite-(Y)YFe3+Nb2O8
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Rutile (var: Strüverite)(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Petscheckite (var: Hydroxy-petscheckite)U4+(Fe3+1/3,☐≥2/3)(Nb,Ta)2O≤7(OH)≥1
O Petscheckite (var: Oxy-petscheckite)UFe3+2/31/3(Nb,Ta)2O8
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O RutileTiO2
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
TiTitanium
Ti Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Rutile (var: Strüverite)(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe PetscheckiteUFe(Nb,Ta)2O8
Fe Samarskite-(Y)YFe3+Nb2O8
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Rutile (var: Strüverite)(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Fe Petscheckite (var: Hydroxy-petscheckite)U4+(Fe3+1/3,☐≥2/3)(Nb,Ta)2O≤7(OH)≥1
Fe Petscheckite (var: Oxy-petscheckite)UFe3+2/31/3(Nb,Ta)2O8
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
YYttrium
Y Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Y Samarskite-(Y)YFe3+Nb2O8
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
Nb PetscheckiteUFe(Nb,Ta)2O8
Nb Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Nb Samarskite-(Y)YFe3+Nb2O8
Nb Petscheckite (var: Hydroxy-petscheckite)U4+(Fe3+1/3,☐≥2/3)(Nb,Ta)2O≤7(OH)≥1
Nb Petscheckite (var: Oxy-petscheckite)UFe3+2/31/3(Nb,Ta)2O8
CeCerium
Ce Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
TaTantalum
Ta LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
Ta PetscheckiteUFe(Nb,Ta)2O8
Ta Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ta Rutile (var: Strüverite)(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Ta Petscheckite (var: Hydroxy-petscheckite)U4+(Fe3+1/3,☐≥2/3)(Nb,Ta)2O≤7(OH)≥1
Ta Petscheckite (var: Oxy-petscheckite)UFe3+2/31/3(Nb,Ta)2O8
ThThorium
Th Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
UUranium
U LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
U PetscheckiteUFe(Nb,Ta)2O8
U Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
U Petscheckite (var: Hydroxy-petscheckite)U4+(Fe3+1/3,☐≥2/3)(Nb,Ta)2O≤7(OH)≥1
U Petscheckite (var: Oxy-petscheckite)UFe3+2/31/3(Nb,Ta)2O8

References

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Giraud, P; Bertucat, M & Giraudon (1957): Etude geologique et prospection de la feuille Betrandraka [P-42]1/100.00 et du champ pegmatique de Berere. Travaux Bureau Geologique nr 82, Service Geologique, Tananarive
Besaire, H. (1966): Gites mineraux de Madagascar. Annales Geologique de Madagascar, Tananarive, Fascicule XXXIV, 59 + 134-135
Mücke, A. & Strunz, H. (1978): Petscheckite and liandratite, two new pegmatite minerals from Madagascar. American Mineralogist 63: 941-946

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