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Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascari
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Artisinal mining for Celestite in Madagascar

Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar
Artisinal mining for Celestite in Madagascar

Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar
Artisinal mining for Celestite in Madagascar

Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar
Artisinal mining for Celestite in Madagascar

Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar
Artisinal mining for Celestite in Madagascar

Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar
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Other Languages:
French:
Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar
Italian:
Mitsinjo, regione di Boeny, Madagascar
Malagasy:
Distrikan'i Mitsinjo, Faritr'i Boeny, Madagasikara
Simplified Chinese:
米欽祖, 博愛尼區, 马达加斯加
Dutch:
Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagaskar
Traditional Chinese:
米欽祖, 馬達加斯加


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9 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Colour: white, pinkish white
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris, p 602
Celadonite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Habit: Blocky to elongated, tapering and pointed, sharp wellformed crystals to 15 cm. Dominant forms: prism {210} moodified by {101} and {011}, + these and {100},{001},{111},{110}
Colour: Medium blue to pale blue to colorless with a bright luster
Reference: Humbert and Labumaz (1982): La célestite de Madagascar. Monde et Mínéraux 49 (septembre-octobre 1982): 4-7; Pezzotta, F. (1999): Madagaskar. Das Paradies der Mineralien und Edelsteine. Extra Lapis nr 17, pp 53-54 (german edition)
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1898): Matériaux pour la Minéralogie de Madagascar. I. Zeolites et minéraux cuprifères de Bekiady. Bulletin du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle 4 : 291-292
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la Minéralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive, p.31
'Gmelinite'
Habit: 1-2 cm large xls
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris, p 602 + planche 26, fig 3
'Heulandite subgroup'
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Description: Found microscopically in chrysocolla
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1898): Matériaux pour la Minéralogie de Madagascar. I. Zeolites et minéraux cuprifères de Bekiady. Bulletin du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle 4 : 291-292
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1898): Matériaux pour la Minéralogie de Madagascar. I. Zeolites et minéraux cuprifères de Bekiady. Bulletin du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle 4 : 291-292; Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. 624p ( p.593)
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Description: pseudomorph after olivine
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1898): Matériaux pour la Minéralogie de Madagascar. I. Zeolites et minéraux cuprifères de Bekiady. Bulletin du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle 4 : 291-292
Saponite var: Bowlingite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Description: pseudomorph after olivine
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1898): Matériaux pour la Minéralogie de Madagascar. I. Zeolites et minéraux cuprifères de Bekiady. Bulletin du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle 4 : 291-292
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Celadonite9.EC.15K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Saponite9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
var: Bowlingite9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Gmelinite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Celadonite71.2.2a.6K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Saponite71.3.1b.2Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Gmelinite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Saponite
var: Bowlingite
-Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CelestineSrSO4
O CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Mg Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
KPotassium
K CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FeIron
Fe CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Fe Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsinjo
Wikidata ID:Q1099442
GeoNames ID:1058811

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