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Pirala Mine, Kafubu Emerald District, Lufwanyama, Copperbelt, Zambiai
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Pirala MineMine
Kafubu Emerald DistrictDistrict
LufwanyamaDistrict
CopperbeltProvince
ZambiaCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° South , 27° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~85km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate


Active emerald mine located in the famous Copper Belt in Zambia, probably the best emeralds were found here.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Habit: well terminated deep green and clear hexagonal crystals in black Mica
Colour: deep green
Reference: Collection of Martin Slama
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Collection of Martin Slama
'Mica Group'
Reference: Collection of Martin Slama
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Collection of Martin Slama
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Collection of Martin Slama

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
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)
'Mica Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
OOxygen
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
FeIron
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

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