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Mavusi (Mavuzi), Tete Province, Mozambiquei
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Mavusi (Mavuzi)- not defined -
Tete ProvinceProvince
MozambiqueCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 15° 50' 29'' South , 33° 27' 38'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -15.84139,33.46056
GeoHash:G#: ktpvckjjp
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tete129,316 (2012)37.5km


Region measuring approximately 3 x 10 km, located along and the South side of the Mavuzi River (comprizing the Inhatobue, Cabuazi and Capompo tributaries rivers). Patchily distributed mineral locations around pegmatitic and syenitic intrusions with radioactive minerals. Mostly found in the gabbroic country rock near the intrusion contact.
The prospect was found in 1947 and produced some davidite ore the following years: more than 150t

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Reference: Davidson C.F. & Bennett J.A.E. Mineralogical Magazine (1950), 29, 291-303
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Davidson C.F. & Bennett J.A.E. Mineralogical Magazine (1950), 29, 291-303
Davidite-(La)
Formula: (La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
Reference: PA Wulser - EMPA analyses
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Davidson C.F. & Bennett J.A.E. Mineralogical Magazine (1950), 29, 291-303
'Hornblende'
Reference: Davidson C.F. & Bennett J.A.E. Mineralogical Magazine (1950), 29, 291-303
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Davidson C.F. & Bennett J.A.E. Mineralogical Magazine (1950), 29, 291-303
'Scapolite'
Reference: Davidson C.F. & Bennett J.A.E. Mineralogical Magazine (1950), 29, 291-303

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Davidite-(La)4.CC.40(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Hornblende'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB21O38
Davidite-(La)8.5.1.5(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Hornblende'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O RutileTiO2
O Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
FFluorine
F Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
VVanadium
V Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
CrChromium
Cr Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
FeIron
Fe Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
YYttrium
Y Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
LaLanthanum
La Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
UUranium
U Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38

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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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3191995
Neoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3306523

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic and 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


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