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Valozoro tourmaline deposits, Fiadanana Commune, Ambohimahasoa District, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascari
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Valozoro tourmaline depositsGroup of Deposits
Fiadanana CommuneCommune
Ambohimahasoa DistrictDistrict
Haute MatsiatraRegion
MadagascarCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Karieran'i Valozoro, Kaominin'i Fiadanana, Distrikan' Ambohimahasoa, Faritra Haute Matsiatra, Faritanin'i Fianarantsoa, Madagasikara
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° South , 47° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~11km
Locality type:Group of Deposits
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Not to be confused with the Valozoro lateritic nickel deposit in the same area. Multicoloured tourmaline was found here especially around 1995-1996. This locality is a part of the area known by gem dealers as Camp Robin.

Regions containing this locality

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

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Pezzotta, F. (2006): New Gem localities in Madagascar. 2006 Gemmological Research Conference. Gem & Gemology, Fall 2006, p.116

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'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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Pezzotta, F. (2006): New Gem localities in Madagascar. 2006 Gemmological Research Conference. Gem & Gemology, Fall 2006, p.116


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