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Malawi

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Geological map of Malawi

Malawi
Geological map of Malawi

Malawi
Geological map of Malawi

Malawi
 
Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 13° South , 34° East (est.)
Area:118,484 km2


Malawi is divided into 28 districts within three regions.
Only the district hierarchy is currently used on Mindat.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Aenigmatite

Albite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Almandine

Amphibole Supergroup

Anapaite

Anatase

Andalusite

Andradite

var: Melanite

Ankerite

Annite

'Apatite'

Arfvedsonite

Astrophyllite

Augite

Barylite

Baryte

'Bastnäsite'

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

'Biotite'

Boulangerite

Britholite-(Ce)

Calcite

Cancrinite

Cassiterite

Caysichite-(Y)

Celestine

Cerianite-(Ce)

'Chevkinite Group'

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysotile

Churchite-(Y)

Clinoenstatite

Clinozoisite

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Cordierite

Cordylite-(Ce)

Corundum

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

Daqingshanite-(Ce)

Daubréelite

Diaspore

Dingdaohengite-(Ce)

Diopside

Djerfisherite (TL)

Dolomite

Elpidite

Enstatite

Epididymite

Epidote

Eudialyte

Eudidymite

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Fergusonite-(Y)

Ferro-katophorite

Ferro-richterite

'Florencite'

'Fluocerite'

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Gadolinite-(Y)

Galena

'Garnet'

Genthelvite

'Glass'

Goethite

Goyazite

Grandidierite

Hedenbergite

Helvine

Hematite

Hercynite

Hingganite-(Y)

'Hornblende'

Ilmenite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Kainosite-(Y)

'K Feldspar'

Kupletskite

Låvenite

'Limonite'

Magnetite

'Manganese Oxides'

'Melilite Group'

Microcline

var: Amazonite

Milarite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Monticellite

Muscovite

var: Illite

Nepheline

Niningerite

Niobophyllite

Oldhamite

'Olivine'

Orthoclase

'Parisite'

Parisite-(Ce)

Perovskite

Perryite

Phlogopite

'Plessite'

Polycrase-(Y)

Polylithionite

Pyrite

Pyrochlore Group

Pyrochlore Supergroup

var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)

Pyromorphite

Pyrophanite

'Pyroxene Group'

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Blue Chalcedony

var: Chalcedony

var: Smoky Quartz

Rhabdophane-(Ce)

Rhabdophane-(La)

Riebeckite

Roedderite

Rosenbuschite

Rutile

var: Ilmenorutile

var: Niobian Rutile

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schreibersite

Siderite

Sillimanite

Sodalite

Sphalerite

Spinel

Staurolite

Strontianite

'Synchysite'

Synchysite-(Ce)

Synchysite-(Y)

Taenite

'Tantalite'

Thorite

Titanite

'Tourmaline'

Tridymite

Troilite

'UM1983-18-SiO:AlFeHMg'

Uranophane

'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'

Vermiculite

Vivianite

Wöhlerite

Wulfenite

Xenotime-(Y)

Zektzerite

Zircon


122 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 Type

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Geochronology

Mineralization 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 TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Mesozoic
  Cretaceous
   Early Cretaceous
ⓘ Phlogopite (youngest age)117 MaKangankunde hill, Balaka District, Malawi
ⓘ Biotite (youngest age)126 MaTundulu Complex, Phalombe District, Malawi
ⓘ Phlogopite (oldest age)129 MaKangankunde hill, Balaka District, Malawi
ⓘ Biotite (oldest age)140 MaTundulu Complex, Phalombe District, Malawi

Localities in this Region


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References

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.


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