Ambindavato, Sakoa area, Betioky District, Atsimo-Andrefana Region, Tuléar Province (Toliara), Madagascar
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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||24° 50' 29'' South , 45° 28' 32'' East (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~0km|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
The locality was discovered by Henri Besaire in 1927. Located on the southern slope of Mt. Ambindavato, 2 km east of Mavonono-Sakoa. A rhodonite lense 10 m x 1,5-2m large embedded in a serpentinite associated with garnet-bearing amphibolite (Lacroix 1939).
8 valid minerals.
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Lacroix , A. (1939): Observation sur quelques minéraux de Madagascar. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie. 62: 300-309
Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la mineralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive. p 22 (in part)
Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871