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Rwanda

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Area:26,338 km2
Locality type:Country


Since January 2006, the twelve prefectures (provinces) of Rwanda were abolished and replaced with five entities: Eastern Province (Province de l'Est), Western Province (Province de l'Ouest), Northern Province (Province du Nord), Southern Province (Province du Sud), and Kigali City Province (Ville de Kigali). These are subdivided into thirty districts.
Previously, in January 2002, the status of divisions changed from prefegitura (French: préfectures; prefectures) to intara (provinces).


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Actinolite

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Alluaudite

'Alluaudite-Na□'

'Alumotungstite'

Amblygonite

'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series'

'Anorthoclase'

Anthoinite

'Apatite'

'Apophyllite'

Arrojadite-(BaFe)

'Arrojadite Group'

Arsenopyrite

Attakolite

Augelite

Autunite

Barbosalite

Berlinite

Bermanite

Bertossaite (TL)

Beryl

'Biotite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bjarebyite

Brazilianite

Burangaite (TL)

Cacoxenite

Cancrinite

Cassiterite

Cerussite

Chalcopyrite

Childrenite

'Chlorite Group'

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

'Columbite-Tantalite'

Cosalite

Crandallite

Cryptomelane

Cyrilovite

Dufrénite

Elbaite

Eosphorite

Epidote

Ferberite

var: Reinite

Fergusonite-(Y)

Ferrisicklerite

Ferroalluaudite

Ferrorosemaryite (TL)

Fillowite

'Florencite'

Florencite-(Nd)

Fluorapatite

var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite

Foordite (TL)

Frondelite

Galena

Gatumbaite (TL)

Goethite

Gormanite

Graftonite

Griphite

'Gummite'

Hagendorfite

Hematite

var: Martite

Heterosite

Holmquistite

'Hornblende'

Hureaulite

Hydrokenoelsmoreite

var: Ferritungstite

Hydrotungstite

Ixiolite

Johnsomervilleite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

Lacroixite

Landesite

Lazulite

'Lazulite-Scorzalite Series'

'Lepidolite'

Leucophosphite

'Limonite'

Lipscombite

Lithiophilite

Magnetite

Manganite

Marcasite

Meymacite

Microcline

Microlite Group

Millisite

Mitridatite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Montebrasite

Muscovite

'Natromontebrasite'

Opal

Orthoclase

Paragonite

Phlogopite

Phosphosiderite

'Pinite'

Purpurite

Pyrite

'Pyrochlore'

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rose Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Raspite

Rhodonite

Rockbridgeite

Rosemaryite

Rutile

Samuelsonite

Sarcopside

Scheelite

Schorl

Scorodite

Scorzalite

Serrabrancaite

Sicklerite

Siderite

Siderophyllite

Souzalite

Sphalerite

Spodumene

Stanĕkite

'Staringite'

Stewartite

Strengite

Talc

Tantalite-(Fe)

Tantalite-(Mn)

Tavorite

Thoreaulite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Triphylite

Triplite

Trolleite

Tungstite

Turquoise

'UM1982-08-PO:FeHMn'

Variscite

Varulite

Vernadite

Vivianite

'Wad'

Wardite

Wavellite

'Wolframite'

Wyllieite

'Xenotime'

Yttrotungstite-(Ce)

'Zinnwaldite'

Zircon

var: Malacon


129 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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References

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Thoreau, J. and Bastien, C. (1954) Lazulite et scorzalite de pegmatites du Congo belge et du Ruanda. Bulletin de l'Académie royale de Belgique: Cl. Sci. 5e: 40: 600-607.
Thoreau, J. and Bastien, C. (1954) Les phosphates des pegmatites du Rwanda occidental. Bulletin de l'Académie Royale des Sciences coloniales, Sect. Sci. Nat. Bruxelles: 25: 1595-1603.
Thoreau, J. and Safiannikof, A. (1957) Triphylite, lithiophilite et phosphates associés du Congo Belge et du Ruanda. Bulletin de l'Académie Royale de Belgique: Cl. Sci. 5e: 43: 324-327.
Van Wambeke, L. (1957) Présence de priorité dans les monts Kibara et de fergusonite au Ruanda. Bulletin de la Société Belge de Géologie: 66: 35-53.
Gallagher, M.J. and Gerards, J.F. (1963) Berlinite from Rwanda. Mineralogical Magazine: 33: 613-615.
von Knorring, O. (1965) Notes on some pegmatite minerals from Rwanda. Bulletin du Service Géologique de Rwanda: 2: 11-14.
Bertossa, A. (1968) Inventaire des minéraux du Rwanda. Bulletin du Service Géologique de Rwanda: 4: 25-45.
Bertossa, A. (1969) Addendum à l'inventaire des minéraux du Rwanda. Bulletin du Service Géologique de Rwanda: 5: 1-4.
von Knorring, O. (1973) Notes on pegmatite minerals from Rwanda, Uganda and South West Africa. 17th annual Report Res. Inst. afr. Geol., Univ. Leeds: 72-73.
Baudin, B. (1982) Mineralization Rwanda: Notes on the geology, mineralization notes, the first section of the mineral inventory.
Daltry, V.D.C. and von Knorring, O. (1998) Type-mineralogy of Rwanda with particular reference to the Buranga pegmatite. Geologica Belgica: 1: 9-15.
Goldmann, S., Melcher, F., Gäbler, H.-E., Dewaele, S., De Clercq, F., and Muchez, P. (2013) Mineralogy and Trace Element Chemistry of Ferberite/Reinite from Tungsten Deposits in Central Rwanda. Minerals: 3(2): 121-144.

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