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Ankazotaolana chromite mine, Brieville Commune, Tsaratanàna District, Betsiboka Region, Mahajanga Province (Majunga), Madagascar

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 37' 27'' South , 47° 34' 48'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -17.62429,47.58013
GeoHash:G#: mhcgdxwg1
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Ankazotaolana, Kaominin'i Brieville, Distrikan'i Tsaratanána, Faritr'i Betsiboka, Faritanin'i Mahajanga, Madagasikara
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Andriamena Complex


A chromite mine. Exploitation started in 1973 by the Compagnie Minière d'Andriamena (COMINA). Later the Société Kraomita Malagasy KRAOMA took over the mining operation. Mining operation ceased in 2006.

Coordinates are not confirmed.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: http://www2.gaf.de/BPGRM/pages/en/geology/geol_hotspots_chrome.htm.
'commodity:Chromium'
Formula: Cr
Reference:  

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3191919
Archean intrusive rocks

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Mesoarchean
2800 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3306527

Age: Mesoarchean (2800 - 3200 Ma)

Lithology: Metamorphic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

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