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Ambatobe, Manakompy (Menakompy), Bekily, Androy, Madagascari
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Ambatobe- not defined -
Manakompy (Menakompy)Commune
BekilyDistrict
AndroyRegion
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Name in Malagasy:Ambatobe, Kaominin'i Manakompy, Distrikan'i Bekily, Faritr' Androy, Madagasikara
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° South , 45° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~12km
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


Good transparent blue cordierite of the quality called "saphir d'eau" showing distinct pleochroism was found on the ground in the 1950s.

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Tuléar Province (Toliara), Madagascar

Province - 242 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la Minéralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive,

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
'Cordierite'9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
AlAluminium
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
SiSilicon
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
FeIron
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)

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Behier, J. (1960) Contribution à la Minéralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive, p. 29 [on a find of cordierite].


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