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Antamboholehibe, Anjoman'ankona, Manandriana, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascari
Regional Level Types
AntamboholehibeGroup of Villages
Anjoman'ankonaCommune
ManandrianaDistrict
Amoron'i ManiaRegion
MadagascarCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
20° 38' 49'' South , 47° 5' 43'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Villages - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ambositra30,353 (2018)20.1km
Ambatofinandrahana25,997 (2018)32.1km
Other Languages:
Malagasy:
Antamboholehibe, Kaomininin' Anjoman'ankona, Distrikan'i Manandriana, Faritra Amoron'i Mania, Madagasikara


Area with small scale and artisanal mining for piezoelectric quartz, located NW of the village of Antamboholehibe, about in the Ambatofinandrahana area, about 20 km SW of the town Ambositra in the main highland of Madagacascar. Extraction started in 1906. The production reached a peak in 2000 with a production of 1 085 273,80 kg quartz.

Regions containing this locality

Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Fianarantsoa Province, MadagascarProvince

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3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Michel Arliguie collection & photo (Photo ID: 946870, old sample)
Clinochlore var: Pennine
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Michel Arliguie collection & photo (Photo ID: 946870, old sample)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871; Razafimahatratra, D., Ralantonirina, J, Rakotondrasoa, D. & Andriamamonjy, A. (2018) Le gisement de quartz piézoélectrique d'Antamboholehibe, Région d'Ambatofinandrahana, Madagascar. Le Régne Minéral. 141: 35-43
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Razafimahatratra, D., Ralantonirina, J, Rakotondrasoa, D. & Andriamamonjy, A. (2018) Le gisement de quartz piézoélectrique d'Antamboholehibe, Région d'Ambatofinandrahana, Madagascar. Le Régne Minéral. 141: 35-43
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
var: Pennine9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Clinochlore
var: Pennine
-Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Clinochlore (var: Pennine)Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O Clinochlore (var: Pennine)Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
MgMagnesium
Mg Clinochlore (var: Pennine)Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
AlAluminium
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Clinochlore (var: Pennine)Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si Clinochlore (var: Pennine)Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3

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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Cryogenian - Tonian
635 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3307081

Age: Neoproterozoic (635 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic-sedimentary

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

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3186685
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Granodiorite gneiss; orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
Razafimahatratra, D., Ralantonirina, J, Rakotondrasoa, D. & Andriamamonjy, A. (2018) Le gisement de quartz piézoélectrique d'Antamboholehibe, Région d'Ambatofinandrahana, Madagascar. Le Régne Minéral. 141: 35-43

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