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|Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.|
|Latitude & Longitude:||13° South , 34° East (est.)|
Malawi is divided into 28 districts within three regions.
Only the district hierarchy is currently used on Mindat.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
121 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!
Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Select Rock List TypeAlphabetical List Tree Diagram
Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
- Igneous rock
- Metamorphic rock
- Lunar, meteorite and other extra-terrestrial rock and sediment
GeochronologyMineralization age: Early Cretaceous : 140 Ma to 117 Ma
Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.
|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
Localities in this Region
- ⭔Balaka District
- ⭔Blantyre District
- Champirar Dome
- ⭔Chiradzulu District
- ⭔Chitipa District
- ⭔Chiwawy-Nsanje District
- ⭔Dedza District
- ⭔Dowa District
- ⭔Karonga District
- ⭔Kasungu District
- ⭔Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa; Lake Nyassa; Lake Niassa)
- ⭔Likoma District
- ⭔Lilongwe District
- ⭔Machinga District
- ⭔Mangochi District
- Mangochi District
- ⭔Mchinji District
- Mulanje Massif (Mlange Massif)
- ⭔Mwanza District
- ⭔Mzimba District
- ⭔Nkhata Bay District
- ⭔Nkhotakota District
- ⭔Nsanje District
- ⭔Ntcheu District
- ⭔Ntchisi District
- ⭔Phalombe District
- ⭔Rumphi District
- ⭔Salima District
- ⭔Thyolo District
- ⭔Zomba District
This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
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Garson, M.S. (1965): Carbonatites in southern Malawi. Geological Survey of Malawi, Bulletin 15, 128 p.
Nkhoma, J. E. S. (2000): Geology of Malawi. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, Geological Survey Dept. (Zomba, Malawi), 11 pp.