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Maharitra, Sahatany Valley, Ibity, Antsirabe II, Vakinankaratra, Madagascari
Regional Level Types
MaharitraPegmatite
Sahatany ValleyValley
IbityCommune
Antsirabe IIDistrict
VakinankaratraRegion
MadagascarCountry

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Name in Malagasy:Maharitra, Lohasahan'i Sahatany, Kaominin' Alatsinainy Ibity, Distrikan' Antsirabe II, Vakinankaratra, Madagasikara
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° South , 46° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~9km
Locality type:Pegmatite
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Manitra


The type material of bityite was found in a pegmatite dike situated about 300 meters north of the Maharitra workings, in the Sahatany Valley.


Regions containing this locality

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

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15 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris 35 , 76-78
'Apatite'
Colour: green
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. p 353
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Gélogique Madagascar. A 1871.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Colour: rose, green, blue
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris 35 , 76-78
Beryl var: Alkali-beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. 624p (p.545-)
'Biotite'
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1908): Les minéraux des filons de pegmatite á tourmaline lithique de Madagascar. Bulletin de la Société Francaise de Minéralogie 31: 218- 247
Bityite (TL)
Formula: LiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
Type Locality:
Habit: pseudohexagonal barrelshaped aggregates with curved top (polysyntetic twins)up to 2 mm long; fine lamelles
Colour: white; whith-yellowish
Description: The typematerial of bityite was found in a pegmatite dike situated about 300 m N of the Maharitra workings (Behier (1960) Found on tourmaline or quartz
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. pp 398-400 + planche 18 / Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la Minéralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive, 78p.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris 35 , 76-78
Danburite
Formula: CaB2Si2O8
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris 35 , 76-84
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Gélogique Madagascar. A 1871.
Grossular ?
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1908): Les minéraux des filons de pegmatite á tourmaline lithique de Madagascar. Bulletin de la Société Francaise de Minéralogie 31: 218- 247
Hambergite
Formula: Be2(BO3)(OH)
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 371; Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la mineralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive
'Lepidolite'
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris 35 , 76-78
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur une nouvelle espèce minérale (manandonite) des pegmatites de Madagascar. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, 35, 223-226
Microcline var: Amazonite
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris 35 , 76-78
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Gélogique Madagascar. A 1871.
Palygorskite
Formula: (Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris 35 , 76-84
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'
Formula: A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
'Pyrochlore Supergroup var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'
Formula: A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris 35 , 76-78
Quartz var: Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1908): Les minéraux des filons de pegmatite á tourmaline lithique de Madagascar. Bulletin de la Société Francaise de Minéralogie 31: 218- 247
'Rubellite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur une nouvelle espèce minérale (manandonite) des pegmatites de Madagascar. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, 35, 223-226
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Gélogique Madagascar. A 1871.
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Description: Clear, colorless, greenish yellow, or sometimes rose.
Reference: http://www.minsocam.org/msa/collectors_corner/arc/madagascar.htm / Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Gélogique Madagascar. A 1871. , Tananarive 1963.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Colour: blue, rose
Reference: Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris 35 , 76-78
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Gélogique Madagascar. A 1871.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rose Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 6 - Borates
Hambergite6.AB.05Be2(BO3)(OH)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Alkali-beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Bityite (TL)9.EC.35LiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
Danburite9.FA.65CaB2Si2O8
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Grossular ?9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
var: Amazonite9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Palygorskite ?9.EE.20(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Lepidolite'-
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
'var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
'Rubellite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Pyrochlore Supergroup
var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'
8.2.3.1A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Monoborates
Hambergite25.1.1.1Be2(BO3)(OH)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular ?51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with[Si2O7] with borate groups
Danburite56.3.1.1CaB2Si2O8
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Bityite (TL)71.2.2c.3LiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Palygorskite ?74.3.1a.1(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
Beryl
var: Alkali-beryl
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'-
'Lepidolite'-
Microcline
var: Amazonite
-K(AlSi3O8)
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
Quartz
var: Rose Quartz
-SiO2
'Rubellite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BityiteLiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
H HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
LiLithium
Li BityiteLiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
BeBeryllium
Be BityiteLiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)
Be Beryl (var: Alkali-beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
B HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B RubelliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BityiteLiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
O HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O RubelliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
O Beryl (var: Alkali-beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al BityiteLiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al Beryl (var: Alkali-beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si BityiteLiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
Si Beryl (var: Alkali-beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
KPotassium
K Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca BityiteLiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
Ca DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

References

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Lacroix, A. (1908) Sur une nouvelle espèce minérale [bityite] et sur les minéraux qu'elle accompagne dans les gisements tourmalinifères de Madagascar. Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, CXLVI: 1367-1371.
Lacroix, A. (1908) Les minéraux des filons de pegmatites à tourmaline litique de Madagascar. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris, 31, 218-247 [especially on bityite from Maharitra].
Duparc, L., Wunder, M., and Sabot, R. (1910) Les minéraux des pegmatites des environs d´Antsirabe á Madagscar. Mémoires de la Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Geneve, 36(3), 283-407.
Lacroix, A. (1912) Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris, 35, 76-84.
Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 371.
Strunz, H. (1956) Bityit, ein Berylliumglimmer. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 107, 325-330.
Behier, J. (1960) Contribution à la mineralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar, 29.
Behier, J. (1963) Carte minéralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Gélogique Madagascar. A 1871.


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