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Pirajá deposit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazili
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Pirajá depositDeposit
Serra das Éguas- not defined -
BrumadoMunicipality
BahiaState
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Beautiful pure Magnesite sand in the Pirajá pit at Brumado 1988

Pirajá deposit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
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Our main collecting tool at the Pirajá pit at Brumado 1988

Pirajá deposit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
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Direction sign at Brumado Mine site 1988

Pirajá deposit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
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Beautiful pure Magnesite sand in the Pirajá pit at Brumado 1988

Pirajá deposit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
04498370014950440427278.jpg
Our main collecting tool at the Pirajá pit at Brumado 1988

Pirajá deposit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
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Direction sign at Brumado Mine site 1988

Pirajá deposit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
04572660014950440406544.jpg
Beautiful pure Magnesite sand in the Pirajá pit at Brumado 1988

Pirajá deposit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
04498370014950440427278.jpg
Our main collecting tool at the Pirajá pit at Brumado 1988

Pirajá deposit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
14° South , 41° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~4km
Locality type:
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Bom Jesus dos Meiras


O.C. Farrington obtained at the mine in 1923 several large emerald specimens.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Cassedanne, J.P. & Cassedanne, J.O. (1978): Famous mineral localities: The Brumado district, Bahia , Brazil. Mineralogical Record 9 : 196-205; Rob Lavinsky.
Beryl var. Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Cassedanne, J.P. & Cassedanne, J.O. (1978): Famous mineral localities: The Brumado district, Bahia , Brazil. Mineralogical Record 9 : 196-205; Rob Lavinsky.
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Cassedanne, J.P. & Cassedanne, J.O. (1978): Famous mineral localities: The Brumado district, Bahia , Brazil. Mineralogical Record 9 : 196-205
Enstatite
Formula: Mg2Si2O6
Reference: Cassedanne, J.P. & Cassedanne, J.O. (1978): Famous mineral localities: The Brumado district, Bahia , Brazil. Mineralogical Record 9 : 196-205
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Overstreet, William C., 1967, The Geologic Occurrence of Monazite, United States Geological Survey Professional Paper, Volume 530, p. 292.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Overstreet, William C., 1967, The Geologic Occurrence of Monazite, United States Geological Survey Professional Paper, Volume 530, p. 292.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: Japan law twins
Reference: Cassedanne, J.P. & Cassedanne, J.O. (1978): Famous mineral localities: The Brumado district, Bahia , Brazil. Mineralogical Record 9 : 196-205
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Cassedanne, J.P. & Cassedanne, J.O. (1978): Famous mineral localities: The Brumado district, Bahia , Brazil. Mineralogical Record 9 : 196-205

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var. Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Dravite9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Enstatite9.DA.05Mg2Si2O6
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1Mg2Si2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Beryl
var. Emerald
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be Beryl var. EmeraldBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O Beryl var. EmeraldBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
AlAluminium
Al Beryl var. EmeraldBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si Beryl var. EmeraldBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
PPhosphorus
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)

References

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