|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||19° South , 43° West (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~28km|
|Köppen climate type:||Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate|
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 (local term for auriferous
quartz veins hosted by itabirites of the Itabira iron formation) type deposits.
19 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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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: 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., & 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 32 (2007) 614.