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Cauê mine, Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazili
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Cauê mineMine
ItabiraMunicipality
Minas GeraisState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
19° 36' 7'' South , 43° 12' 48'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Itabira99,496 (2012)2.4km
João Monlevade72,762 (2012)23.5km
Nova Era15,595 (2012)24.7km
Rio Piracicaba10,439 (2012)36.6km
São Domingos do Prata9,466 (2012)38.9km


Iron-gold-palladium mine with unique precious-metal-bearing mineral assemblage. The main mineralizing event occurred during, or prior to, regional Transamazonian orogenesis, whereas the later event was probably related to more recent weathering of the hypogene ore.

Because of their association with altered iron-formations, gold deposits of this type are referred to as a Jacutinga (a local term for auriferous
quartz veins hosted by itabirites of the Itabira iron formation) type deposits.

Regions containing this locality

South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent
Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais, BrazilQuadrangle

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


19 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopalladinite
Formula: Pd8(As,Sb)3
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 34:547-557
Atheneite
Formula: Pd2As0.75Hg0.25
Reference: Kwitko, R., Cabral, A. R., Lehmann, B., Laflamme, J. G., Cabri, L. J., Criddle, A. J., & Galbiatti, H. F. (2002). Hongshiite, PtCu, from itabirite-hosted Au–Pd–Pt mineralization (jacutinga), Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 711-723.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Kwitko, R., Cabral, A. R., Lehmann, B., Laflamme, J. G., Cabri, L. J., Criddle, A. J., & Galbiatti, H. F. (2002). Hongshiite, PtCu, from itabirite-hosted Au–Pd–Pt mineralization (jacutinga), Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 711-723.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1994): 58: 579-587; Mineralogical Magazine: 66: 327-336.; Alexandre Raphael Cabral, Georges Beaudoin, Bernd Lehmann, Henry Francisco Galbiatti (2005) S/Se ratios in palladiferous gold coexisting with palladseite, Cauê iron ore deposit, Itabira district, Quadrilátero Ferrífero of Minas Gerais, Brazil. GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA • 2005 pp35-40; Kwitko, R., Cabral, A. R., Lehmann, B., Laflamme, J. G., Cabri, L. J., Criddle, A. J., & Galbiatti, H. F. (2002). Hongshiite, PtCu, from itabirite-hosted Au–Pd–Pt mineralization (jacutinga), Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 711-723.
Gold var: Palladian Gold
Formula: (Au,Pd)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1994): 58: 579-587; Mineralogical Magazine: 66: 327-336.; Alexandre Raphael Cabral, Georges Beaudoin, Bernd Lehmann, Henry Francisco Galbiatti (2005) S/Se ratios in palladiferous gold coexisting with palladseite, Cauê iron ore deposit, Itabira district, Quadrilátero Ferrífero of Minas Gerais, Brazil. GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA • 2005 pp35-40; Kwitko, R., Cabral, A. R., Lehmann, B., Laflamme, J. G., Cabri, L. J., Criddle, A. J., & Galbiatti, H. F. (2002). Hongshiite, PtCu, from itabirite-hosted Au–Pd–Pt mineralization (jacutinga), Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 711-723.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Thorman, C.H., DeWitt, E., Maron, M.A.C., and Ladeira, E.A. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 218-227; Alexandre Raphael Cabral, Georges Beaudoin, Bernd Lehmann, Henry Francisco Galbiatti (2005) S/Se ratios in palladiferous gold coexisting with palladseite, Cauê iron ore deposit, Itabira district, Quadrilátero Ferrífero of Minas Gerais, Brazil. GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA • 2005 pp35-40
Hongshiite
Formula: PtCu
Reference: Kwitko, R., Cabral, A. R., Lehmann, B., Laflamme, J. G., Cabri, L. J., Criddle, A. J., & Galbiatti, H. F. (2002). Hongshiite, PtCu, from itabirite-hosted Au–Pd–Pt mineralization (jacutinga), Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 711-723.
Isomertieite
Formula: Pd11Sb2As2
Reference: MinMag 66:327-336; Kwitko, R., Cabral, A. R., Lehmann, B., Laflamme, J. G., Cabri, L. J., Criddle, A. J., & Galbiatti, H. F. (2002). Hongshiite, PtCu, from itabirite-hosted Au–Pd–Pt mineralization (jacutinga), Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 711-723.
Jacutingaite (TL)
Formula: Pt2HgSe3
Type Locality:
Reference: A. R. Cabral, H. F. Galbiatti, R. Kwitko-Riberio, B. Lehmann (2008): Terra Nova, 20, 32-37.; Vymazalová, A., Laufek, F., Drábek, M., Cabral, A.R., Haloda, J., Sidorinová, T., Lehmann, B., Galbiatti, H.F. and Drahokoupil, J. (2011) Jacutingaite, IMA 2010-078. CNMNC Newsletter No. 8, April 2011, page 293; Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 289-294.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Alexandre Raphael Cabral, Georges Beaudoin, Bernd Lehmann, Henry Francisco Galbiatti (2005) S/Se ratios in palladiferous gold coexisting with palladseite, Cauê iron ore deposit, Itabira district, Quadrilátero Ferrífero of Minas Gerais, Brazil. GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA • 2005 pp35-40
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Alexandre Raphael Cabral, Georges Beaudoin, Bernd Lehmann, Henry Francisco Galbiatti (2005) S/Se ratios in palladiferous gold coexisting with palladseite, Cauê iron ore deposit, Itabira district, Quadrilátero Ferrífero of Minas Gerais, Brazil. GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA • 2005 pp35-40
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: MinMag 66:327-336; Alexandre Raphael Cabral, Georges Beaudoin, Bernd Lehmann, Henry Francisco Galbiatti (2005) S/Se ratios in palladiferous gold coexisting with palladseite, Cauê iron ore deposit, Itabira district, Quadrilátero Ferrífero of Minas Gerais, Brazil. GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA • 2005 pp35-40
Palladium
Formula: (Pd,Pt)
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 34:547-557; Kwitko, R., Cabral, A. R., Lehmann, B., Laflamme, J. G., Cabri, L. J., Criddle, A. J., & Galbiatti, H. F. (2002). Hongshiite, PtCu, from itabirite-hosted Au–Pd–Pt mineralization (jacutinga), Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 711-723.
Palladseite
Formula: Pd17Se15
Reference: MinMag 66:327; Alexandre Raphael Cabral, Georges Beaudoin, Bernd Lehmann, Henry Francisco Galbiatti (2005) S/Se ratios in palladiferous gold coexisting with palladseite, Cauê iron ore deposit, Itabira district, Quadrilátero Ferrífero of Minas Gerais, Brazil. GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA • 2005 pp35-40
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Platinum
Formula: Pt
Reference: Kwitko, R., Cabral, A. R., Lehmann, B., Laflamme, J. G., Cabri, L. J., Criddle, A. J., & Galbiatti, H. F. (2002). Hongshiite, PtCu, from itabirite-hosted Au–Pd–Pt mineralization (jacutinga), Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 711-723.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Thorman, C.H., DeWitt, E., Maron, M.A.C., and Ladeira, E.A. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 218-227; Alexandre Raphael Cabral, Georges Beaudoin, Bernd Lehmann, Henry Francisco Galbiatti (2005) S/Se ratios in palladiferous gold coexisting with palladseite, Cauê iron ore deposit, Itabira district, Quadrilátero Ferrífero of Minas Gerais, Brazil. GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA • 2005 pp35-40
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Reference: Kwitko, R., Cabral, A. R., Lehmann, B., Laflamme, J. G., Cabri, L. J., Criddle, A. J., & Galbiatti, H. F. (2002). Hongshiite, PtCu, from itabirite-hosted Au–Pd–Pt mineralization (jacutinga), Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 711-723.
Sudovikovite
Formula: PtSe2
Reference: MinMag 66:327-336; Kwitko, R., Cabral, A. R., Lehmann, B., Laflamme, J. G., Cabri, L. J., Criddle, A. J., & Galbiatti, H. F. (2002). Hongshiite, PtCu, from itabirite-hosted Au–Pd–Pt mineralization (jacutinga), Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 711-723.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Alexandre Raphael Cabral, Georges Beaudoin, Bernd Lehmann, Henry Francisco Galbiatti (2005) S/Se ratios in palladiferous gold coexisting with palladseite, Cauê iron ore deposit, Itabira district, Quadrilátero Ferrífero of Minas Gerais, Brazil. GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA • 2005 pp35-40
Tetra-auricupride
Formula: AuCu
Reference: Kwitko, R., Cabral, A. R., Lehmann, B., Laflamme, J. G., Cabri, L. J., Criddle, A. J., & Galbiatti, H. F. (2002). Hongshiite, PtCu, from itabirite-hosted Au–Pd–Pt mineralization (jacutinga), Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 711-723.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'
Reference: Alexandre Raphael Cabral, Georges Beaudoin, Bernd Lehmann, Henry Francisco Galbiatti (2005) S/Se ratios in palladiferous gold coexisting with palladseite, Cauê iron ore deposit, Itabira district, Quadrilátero Ferrífero of Minas Gerais, Brazil. GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA • 2005 pp35-40

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
var: Palladian Gold1.AA.05(Au,Pd)
Hongshiite1.AG.45PtCu
Palladium1.AF.10(Pd,Pt)
Platinum1.AF.10Pt
Tetra-auricupride1.AA.10bAuCu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopalladinite2.AC.10cPd8(As,Sb)3
Atheneite2.AC.05aPd2As0.75Hg0.25
Isomertieite2.AC.15aPd11Sb2As2
Palladseite2.BC.05Pd17Se15
Sperrylite2.EB.05aPtAs2
Sudovikovite2.EA.20PtSe2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Jacutingaite (TL)-Pt2HgSe3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Tetra-auricupride1.1.2.2AuCu
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Hongshiite1.2.3.1PtCu
Palladium1.2.1.4(Pd,Pt)
Platinum1.2.1.1Pt
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Atheneite2.2.4.1Pd2As0.75Hg0.25
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Sperrylite2.12.1.13PtAs2
Miscellaneous
Arsenopalladinite2.16.5.1Pd8(As,Sb)3
Isomertieite2.16.2.1Pd11Sb2As2
Palladseite2.16.19.1Pd17Se15
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Gold
var: Palladian Gold
-(Au,Pd)
Jacutingaite (TL)-Pt2HgSe3
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Sudovikovite-PtSe2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O BaryteBaSO4
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
Cu HongshiitePtCu
AsArsenic
As IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
As ArsenopalladinitePd8(As,Sb)3
As SperrylitePtAs2
As AtheneitePd2As0.75Hg0.25
SeSelenium
Se JacutingaitePt2HgSe3
Se PalladseitePd17Se15
Se SudovikovitePtSe2
PdPalladium
Pd PalladseitePd17Se15
Pd Gold (var: Palladian Gold)(Au,Pd)
Pd IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
Pd Palladium(Pd,Pt)
Pd ArsenopalladinitePd8(As,Sb)3
Pd AtheneitePd2As0.75Hg0.25
SbAntimony
Sb IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
Sb ArsenopalladinitePd8(As,Sb)3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PtPlatinum
Pt JacutingaitePt2HgSe3
Pt SudovikovitePtSe2
Pt SperrylitePtAs2
Pt PlatinumPt
Pt HongshiitePtCu
AuGold
Au Gold (var: Palladian Gold)(Au,Pd)
Au Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg JacutingaitePt2HgSe3
Hg AtheneitePd2As0.75Hg0.25

References

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Olivo, G.R., Gauthier, M., and Bardoux, M. (1994) Palladian gold from the Cauê iron mine, Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mineralogical Magazine, 58, 579-587.
Olivo, G.R. and Gauthier, M. (1995) Palladium minerals from the Cauê iron mine, Itabira District, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mineralogical Magazine, 59, 455-463.
Canadian Mineralogist (1996) 34, 547-557.
Economic Geology (xxxx) 90, 2372-2374.
Thorman, C.H., DeWitt, E., Maron, M.A.C., and Ladeira, E.A. (2001) Major Brazilian gold deposits - 1982 to 1999. Mineralium Deposita, 36, 218-227. DOI 10.1007/s001260100170
Kwitko, R., Cabral, A. R., Lehmann, B., Laflamme, J. G., Cabri, L. J., Criddle, A. J., and Galbiatti, H.F. (2002) Hongshiite, PtCu, from itabirite-hosted Au–Pd–Pt mineralization (jacutinga), Itabira district, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 711-723.
Ore Geology Reviews (2007) 32, 614.


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