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Ampatsikahitra pegmatites, Sahatany Valley, Ibity, Antsirabe II, Vakinankaratra, Madagascari
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Ampatsikahitra pegmatitesPegmatite Field
Sahatany ValleyValley
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Name in Malagasy:Fihadiam-bato ao Ampatsikahitra, Lohasahan'i Sahatany, Kaominin' Alatsinainy Ibity, Distrikan' Antsirabe II, Vakinankaratra, Madagasikara
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 3' 32'' South , 46° 56' 27'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.05889,46.94111
GeoHash:G#: mh3muhmkx
Locality type:Pegmatite Field
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Ampasihiatra; Ampazikahitra

This locality consists of three pegmatites of complex type LCT that has been worked for gem tourmalines and spodumene. It is situated NE of the village Samizaza and SW of Maharitra in the western part of the Sahatany Pegmatite Field, S of the town Antsirabe in the main highland of Madagascar.

The names "Ampasihiatra" and "Ampazikahitra" that the locality sometimes has referred to in literature, are misnomers (spelling mistakes).

Rakotoarison (1964) locality nr 21.

Regions containing this locality

Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Plate
Antananarivo Province, MadagascarProvince (Abolished)
Sahatany Pegmatite Field (Mt Ibity area), MadagascarPegmatite Field

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8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rose Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
var: Amazonite9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
var: Kunzite9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n

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
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
var: Amazonite
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
var: Rock Crystal
var: Rose Quartz-SiO2
var: Kunzite

List of minerals for each chemical element

H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Li Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B RubelliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O RubelliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Spodumene (var: Kunzite)LiAlSi2O6
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)


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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Lacroix, A. (1912) Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris, 35, 76- 84 [on spodumene].
Rakotoarison, W. (1964) Les pegmatites de la Sahatany. Archive du Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1983, 39 pp.
Rustemeyer, P. and Pezzotta, F. (2015) Reise zu den Turmalinen von Antsirabé, Madagaskar. Lapis, 40(10), 18-31 + 90.

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