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Pé da Serra farm, Joaquim Felício, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° South , 44° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~28km
Locality type:Farm
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Name(s) in local language(s):Fazenda Pé da Serra


A mine in the sandstone hills/mountains of the Serra do Cabral, with short hand dug underground workings that produced good prismatic clear white quartz crystals including some of the best Japan Law twinned quartz crystals in Brazil.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Specimen in the collection of Rock Currier

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2

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We operated the mine for several years in the 1990s. [Rock Currier 2010]


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