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Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi

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Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
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Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 15° 16' 18'' South , 35° 18' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -15.27167,35.30139
GeoHash:G#: kv3157csj
Locality type:Mountain
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


Alkali pegmatites with unusual REE minerals. Famous for excellent and large aegirine crystals, feldspars, arfvedsonites and rare Be minerals.

Geologically part of the Chilwa Alkaline Province.

Alternative Label Names

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Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
Mnt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
Mount. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
Mount Malosa Zomba Malawi
Mt Malosa
Mount Malosa
Mt. Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi

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57 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]; Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. LAPIS 24 (4), 22-32; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:64; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.; Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Petersen, O.V., Rønsbo, J.G. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1994): Hingganite-(Y) from the Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. Heft 4: 185-192; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
'Apatite'
Reference: De Ascenção Guedes, R., Lebocey, J. & Bayle (2010): Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 24-27 juin 2010. Le Règne Minéral. 94, 41-58[on find of apatite p. 52-54]
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. LAPIS 24 (4), 22-32; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.; Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Astrophyllite
Formula: K2NaFe2+7Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Barylite
Formula: Be2Ba(Si2O7)
Reference: Demartin, F.; Guastoni, A. & Pezzotta, F. (2003): Barylith, Niobophyllit & yttriumreicher Milarit- Neufunde aus den Pegmatiten von Zomba-Malosa, Malawi. Lapis 28 (1), 18-21; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., Kondo, D. & Nestola, F. (2010): Bastnäsite-(Ce) and Parisite-(Ce) from Mt. Malosa, Malawi. Gems & Gemology 46, 42-46. ; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Demartin, F.; Guastoni, A. & Pezzotta, F. (2003): Barylith, Niobophyllit & yttriumreicher Milarit- Neufunde aus den Pegmatiten von Zomba-Malosa, Malawi. Lapis 28 (1), 18-21
Caysichite-(Y)
Formula: Ca2Y2Si4O10(CO3)3 · 4H2O
Reference: Massanek, A. (1999): Neu aus Malawi: Caysichit-(Y), Lapis 24 (4),33; Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Cerianite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce4+,Th)O2
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: No reference listed
Churchite-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Reference: Gunnar Färber
Cordylite-(Ce)
Formula: NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
Reference: A. Guastoni pers. comm. 2007 & Horváth specimen P. Kartashov probe anal.
Dingdaohengite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La)4Fe2+(Ti,Fe2+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Reference: Gunnar Färber
Elpidite
Formula: Na2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Epididymite
Formula: Na2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Reference: Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. LAPIS 24 (4), 22-32; Diego Gatta, G., N. Rotiroti, G.J. McIntyre, A. Guastoni & F. Nestola (2008): New insights into the crystal chemistry of epididymite and eudidymite from Malosa, Malawi: A single-crystal neutron diffraction study. American Mineralogist 93, 1158-1165.; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.; Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Eudialyte
Formula: Na15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Reference: Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. Lapis 24 (4), 22-32. (in German).
Eudidymite
Formula: Na2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Reference: Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. LAPIS 24 (4), 22-32; Diego Gatta, G., N. Rotiroti, G.J. McIntyre, A. Guastoni & F. Nestola (2008): New insights into the crystal chemistry of epididymite and eudidymite from Malosa, Malawi: A single-crystal neutron diffraction study. American Mineralogist 93, 1158-1165.; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:64
Fergusonite-(Y)
Formula: YNbO4
Reference: Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. LAPIS 24 (4), 22-32; Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.; Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Gadolinite-(Y)
Formula: Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. LAPIS 24 (4), 22-32; Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Genthelvite
Formula: Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Reference: Lapis 29(1), 37-38 (2004)
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. LAPIS 24 (4), 22-32; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Helvine
Formula: Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Reference: Guastoni A., Pezzotta F., Demartin F., 2003. Le pegmatiti di Zomba-Malosa (Malawi). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 27 (2): 66-77. ; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Petersen, O.V., Rønsbo, J.G. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1994): Hingganite-(Y) from the Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. Heft 4: 185-192
Hingganite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
Reference: Petersen, O.V., Rønsbo, J.G. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1994): Hingganite-(Y) from the Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. Heft 4: 185-192; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: [MinRec 25:34]/ Petersen, O.V., Rønsbo, J.G. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1994): Hingganite-(Y) from the Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. Heft 4: 185-192
Kainosite-(Y)
Formula: Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Reference: Lapis 29(1), 37-38 (2004)
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Petersen, O.V., Rønsbo, J.G. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1994): Hingganite-(Y) from the Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. Heft 4: 185-192; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009
Manganoneptunite ?
Formula: Na2KLiMn2+2Ti2Si8O24
Reference: Petersen, O.V., Rønsbo, J.G. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1994): Hingganite-(Y) from the Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. Heft 4: 185-192
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com] /Petersen, O.V., Rønsbo, J.G. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1994): Hingganite-(Y) from the Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. Heft 4: 185-192; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.; Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Microcline var: Amazonite
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Dr. Hans-Gunter Mylius (http://www.mindat.org/mesg-7-267338.html)
Milarite
Formula: K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Reference: Demartin, F.; Guastoni, A. & Pezzotta, F. (2003): Barylith, Niobophyllit & yttriumreicher Milarit- Neufunde aus den Pegmatiten von Zomba-Malosa, Malawi. Lapis 28 (1), 18-21
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: EDS, H. Folvik, Oslo Mineralogical museum 8.4.2010 for Knut Eldjarn.; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2013)
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: M.E. Ciriotti, 2006, probed; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Niobophyllite
Formula: (K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31
Reference: Demartin, F.; Guastoni, A. & Pezzotta, F. (2003): Barylith, Niobophyllit & yttriumreicher Milarit- Neufunde aus den Pegmatiten von Zomba-Malosa, Malawi. Lapis 28 (1), 18-21; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:64
'Parisite'
Parisite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Reference: Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. LAPIS 24 (4), 22-32; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., Kondo, D. & Nestola, F. (2010): Bastnäsite-(Ce) and Parisite-(Ce) from Mt. Malosa, Malawi. Gems & Gemology 46, 42-46. ; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Polycrase-(Y)
Formula: Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Johnson, O., Stahl, K., Petersen, O. V., Micheelsen, H. I. (1999): Structure refinement of natural non-metamict polycrase-(Y) from Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrb. Mineral., Monatsh. 1999, 1-10.
Polylithionite
Formula: KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Reference: Petersen, O.V., Rønsbo, J.G. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1994): Hingganite-(Y) from the Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. Heft 4: 185-192
Pyrochlore Group
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Reference: [MinRec 25:33-35]; Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. LAPIS 24 (4), 22-32; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Donald Doell
Pyrophanite
Formula: Mn2+TiO3
Reference: Demartin, F.; Guastoni, A. & Pezzotta, F. (2003): Barylith, Niobophyllit & yttriumreicher Milarit- Neufunde aus den Pegmatiten von Zomba-Malosa, Malawi. Lapis 28 (1), 18-21
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. LAPIS 24 (4), 22-32; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.; Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:64
Rhabdophane-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4) · H2O
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009
Rhabdophane-(La)
Formula: La(PO4) · H2O
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009
Riebeckite
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Petersen, O.V., Rønsbo, J.G. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1994): Hingganite-(Y) from the Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. Heft 4: 185-192; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Rutile var: Ilmenorutile
Formula: Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Reference: Demartin, F.; Guastoni, A. & Pezzotta, F. (2003): Barylith, Niobophyllit & yttriumreicher Milarit- Neufunde aus den Pegmatiten von Zomba-Malosa, Malawi. Lapis 28 (1), 18-21
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Lapis 29(1), 37-38 (2004); Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. LAPIS 24 (4), 22-32; Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Lapis 29(1), 37-38 (2004)
Synchysite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe(CO3)2F
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Reference: Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Knut Eldjarn Collection
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.
Zektzerite
Formula: LiNaZrSi6O15
Reference: Guastoni, A., Pezzotta, F., & Zorzi, F. (2008). Neufunde aus Alkalipegmatiten am Mount Malosa, Malawi: Die weltbesten Zektzeritkristalle und interessante Pseudomorphosen. MINERALIEN MAGAZIN LAPIS, 33(3), 38.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Petersen, O.V., Rønsbo, J.G. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1994): Hingganite-(Y) from the Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. Heft 4: 185-192; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:64; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.; Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Cerianite-(Ce)4.DL.05(Ce4+,Th)O2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Polycrase-(Y)4.DG.05Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Pyrochlore Group4.00.A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Pyrophanite4.CB.05Mn2+TiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
var: Ilmenorutile4.DB.05Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bastnäsite-(Ce)5.BD.20aCe(CO3)F
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cordylite-(Ce)5.BD.05NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
Parisite-(Ce)5.BD.20bCaCe2(CO3)3F2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Synchysite-(Ce)5.BD.20cCaCe(CO3)2F
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Fergusonite-(Y)7.GA.05YNbO4
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Churchite-(Y)8.CJ.50Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Rhabdophane-(Ce)8.CJ.45Ce(PO4) · H2O
Rhabdophane-(La)8.CJ.45La(PO4) · H2O
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Aegirine'9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Annite9.EC.20KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Arfvedsonite9.DE.25[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Astrophyllite9.DC.05K2NaFe2+7Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Barylite9.BB.15Be2Ba(Si2O7)
Caysichite-(Y)9.DJ.15Ca2Y2Si4O10(CO3)3 · 4H2O
Dingdaohengite-(Ce) ?9.BE.70(Ce,La)4Fe2+(Ti,Fe2+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Elpidite9.DG.65Na2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2O
Epididymite9.DG.55Na2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Eudialyte9.CO.10Na15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Eudidymite9.DG.60Na2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Gadolinite-(Y)9.AJ.20Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Genthelvite9.FB.10Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Helvine9.FB.10Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Hingganite-(Y)9.AJ.20(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
Kainosite-(Y)9.CF.10Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Manganoneptunite ?9.EH.05Na2KLiMn2+2Ti2Si8O24
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
var: Amazonite9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Milarite9.CM.05K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Niobophyllite9.DC.05(K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Polylithionite9.EC.20KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Riebeckite9.DE.25◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zektzerite9.DN.05LiNaZrSi6O15
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Apatite-
Chlorite Group-
K Feldspar-
Parisite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Pyrophanite4.3.5.3Mn2+TiO3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Cerianite-(Ce)4.4.12.1(Ce4+,Th)O2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
var: Ilmenorutile4.4.1.2Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Fergusonite-(Y)8.1.1.1YNbO4
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
Pyrochlore Group8.2.1.1A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
AB2O6
Polycrase-(Y)8.3.8.1Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bastnäsite-(Ce)16a.1.1.1Ce(CO3)F
Cordylite-(Ce)16a.1.7.1NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
Parisite-(Ce)16a.1.5.1CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Synchysite-(Ce)16a.1.3.1CaCe(CO3)2F
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Churchite-(Y)40.4.6.1Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Rhabdophane-(Ce)40.4.7.1Ce(PO4) · H2O
Rhabdophane-(La)40.4.7.2La(PO4) · H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Thorite51.5.2.3Th(SiO4)
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Gadolinite-(Y)54.2.1b.3Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Hingganite-(Y)54.2.1a.3(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
Group 55 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups,Generally with no Additional Anions
Si2O7 Groups, Generally with no Additional Anions with cations in [4] and higher coordination
Barylite55.1.1.1Be2Ba(Si2O7)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Dingdaohengite-(Ce) ?56.2.13.9(Ce,La)4Fe2+(Ti,Fe2+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 60 - CYCLOSILICATES Four-Membered Rings
Four-Membered Rings with other anion groups
Kainosite-(Y)60.2.1.1Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Group 63 - CYCLOSILICATES Condensed Rings
Condensed Rings (Milarite - Osumilite group)
Milarite63.2.1a.12K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Group 64 - CYCLOSILICATES Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups
Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups with mixed ring types
Eudialyte64.1.1.1Na15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Aegirine65.1.3c.2NaFe3+Si2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Ca-Na subgroup
Epididymite66.3.1.4Na2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Eudidymite66.3.1.3Na2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Zektzerite66.3.4.2LiNaZrSi6O15
Group 69 - INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
Chains with Side Branches or Loops with (P=2, and N=4, 2 branches)
Astrophyllite69.1.1.1K2NaFe2+7Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Niobophyllite69.1.1.4(K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31
Group 70 - INOSILICATES Column or Tube Structures
Column or Tube Structures with columnar silicate units
Caysichite-(Y)70.1.2.2Ca2Y2Si4O10(CO3)3 · 4H2O
Column or Tube Structures with linked chains forming cages
Manganoneptunite ?70.4.1.2Na2KLiMn2+2Ti2Si8O24
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Annite71.2.2b.3KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Polylithionite71.2.2b.8KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with corrugated and complex layers
Elpidite72.5.4.2Na2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2O
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)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Genthelvite76.2.4.3Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Helvine76.2.4.1Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
Arfvedsonite-[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
Microcline
var: Amazonite
-K(AlSi3O8)
'Parisite'-
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
Riebeckite-◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
H AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
H Caysichite-(Y)Ca2Y2Si4O10(CO3)3 · 4H2O
H Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
H ElpiditeNa2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2O
H EpididymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
H EudidymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Hingganite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
H MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Niobophyllite(K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31
H Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
H Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
H Rhabdophane-(Ce)Ce(PO4) · H2O
H Rhabdophane-(La)La(PO4) · H2O
H Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
LiLithium
Li ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
Li PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Li ZektzeriteLiNaZrSi6O15
BeBeryllium
Be BaryliteBe2Ba(Si2O7)
Be EpididymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Be EudidymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Be Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Be GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Be HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
Be Hingganite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
Be MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
CCarbon
C Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
C CalciteCaCO3
C Caysichite-(Y)Ca2Y2Si4O10(CO3)3 · 4H2O
C Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
C Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
C Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
C SideriteFeCO3
C Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
OOxygen
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
O AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
O AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
O BaryliteBe2Ba(Si2O7)
O Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Caysichite-(Y)Ca2Y2Si4O10(CO3)3 · 4H2O
O Cerianite-(Ce)(Ce4+,Th)O2
O Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
O Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
O Dingdaohengite-(Ce)(Ce,La)4Fe2+(Ti,Fe2+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
O ElpiditeNa2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2O
O EpididymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
O EudidymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
O Fergusonite-(Y)YNbO4
O Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
O GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
O HematiteFe2O3
O Hingganite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
O Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
O ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Niobophyllite(K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
O Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
O PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
O Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Rhabdophane-(Ce)Ce(PO4) · H2O
O Rhabdophane-(La)La(PO4) · H2O
O Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
O RutileTiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O SideriteFeCO3
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O ZektzeriteLiNaZrSi6O15
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
F Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
F Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
F FluoriteCaF2
F Niobophyllite(K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31
F Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
F PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
F Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
NaSodium
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Na AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Na Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
Na ElpiditeNa2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2O
Na EpididymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Na EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Na EudidymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Na ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
Na Niobophyllite(K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31
Na Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Na ZektzeriteLiNaZrSi6O15
MgMagnesium
Mg Dingdaohengite-(Ce)(Ce,La)4Fe2+(Ti,Fe2+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Al AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Si AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Si BaryliteBe2Ba(Si2O7)
Si Caysichite-(Y)Ca2Y2Si4O10(CO3)3 · 4H2O
Si Dingdaohengite-(Ce)(Ce,La)4Fe2+(Ti,Fe2+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Si ElpiditeNa2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2O
Si EpididymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Si EudidymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
Si Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Si GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Si HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
Si Hingganite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Si ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Niobophyllite(K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ZektzeriteLiNaZrSi6O15
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
P Rhabdophane-(Ce)Ce(PO4) · H2O
P Rhabdophane-(La)La(PO4) · H2O
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
S HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
K AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Niobophyllite(K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Caysichite-(Y)Ca2Y2Si4O10(CO3)3 · 4H2O
Ca Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Hingganite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
Ca Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Ca MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Ca Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Ti Dingdaohengite-(Ce)(Ce,La)4Fe2+(Ti,Fe2+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Ti ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
Ti Niobophyllite(K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31
Ti Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ti PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Mn HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
Mn ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
Mn PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Fe AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Fe Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe AstrophylliteK2NaFe72+Ti2Si8O28(OH)4F
Fe Dingdaohengite-(Ce)(Ce,La)4Fe2+(Ti,Fe2+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Fe Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Hingganite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Fe Niobophyllite(K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31
Fe Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
ZnZinc
Zn GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Zn SphaleriteZnS
YYttrium
Y Caysichite-(Y)Ca2Y2Si4O10(CO3)3 · 4H2O
Y Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Y Fergusonite-(Y)YNbO4
Y Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Y Hingganite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
Y Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
Y Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
ZrZirconium
Zr ElpiditeNa2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2O
Zr EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Zr ZektzeriteLiNaZrSi6O15
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Fergusonite-(Y)YNbO4
Nb Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Nb Niobophyllite(K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31
Nb Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Nb Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
BaBarium
Ba BaryliteBe2Ba(Si2O7)
Ba Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
LaLanthanum
La Dingdaohengite-(Ce)(Ce,La)4Fe2+(Ti,Fe2+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
La Rhabdophane-(La)La(PO4) · H2O
CeCerium
Ce Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
Ce Cerianite-(Ce)(Ce4+,Th)O2
Ce Cordylite-(Ce)NaBaCe2(CO3)4F
Ce Dingdaohengite-(Ce)(Ce,La)4Fe2+(Ti,Fe2+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
Ce Parisite-(Ce)CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Ce Rhabdophane-(Ce)Ce(PO4) · H2O
Ce Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
TaTantalum
Ta Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
ThThorium
Th Cerianite-(Ce)(Ce4+,Th)O2
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3308442

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Stenian - Ectasian
1000 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3185488
Mesoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1400 Ma)

Comments: Mozambique Belt

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Petersen, O. V., Grosmann, M. (1994) Some Pegmatite Minerals from the Zomba District, Malawi, Mineralogical Record, 25, 29-38.
Petersen, O.V., Rønsbo, J.G. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1994) Hingganite-(Y) from the Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1994, 185-192.
Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999) Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. Lapis 24 (4), 22-32. (in German).
Johnson, O., Stahl, K., Petersen, O. V., Micheelsen, H. I. (1999) Structure refinement of natural non-metamict polycrase-(Y) from Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrb. Mineral., Monatsh. 1999, 1-10.
Massanek, A. (1999) Neu aus Malawi: Caysichit-(Y), Lapis 24 (4), 33.
Demartin, F., Guastoni, A. & Pezzotta, F. (2003) Barylith, Niobophyllit & yttriumreicher Milarit - Neufunde aus den Pegmatiten von Zomba-Malosa, Malawi. Lapis 28 (1), 18-21 (in German).
Guastoni A., Pezzotta F., Demartin F. (2003) Le pegmatiti di Zomba-Malosa (Malawi). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 27 (2), 66-77 (in Italian).
Diego Gatta, G., Rotiroti, N., McIntyre, G.J., Guastoni, A. & Nestola, F. (2008) New insights into the crystal chemistry of epididymite and eudidymite from Malosa, Malawi: A single-crystal neutron diffraction study. American Mineralogist 93, 1158-1165.
Guastoni, A., Nestola, F., Giaretta, A. (2009) Mineral chemistry and alteration of rare earth element (REE) carbonates from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Malawi. American Mineralogist, 94, 1216–1222.
Guastoni, A., Kondo, D. & Nestola, F. (2010) Bastnäsite-(Ce) and Parisite-(Ce) from Mt. Malosa, Malawi. Gems & Gemology 46, 42-46.
De Ascenção Guedes, R., Lebocey, J. & Bayle (2010) Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 24-27 juin 2010. Le Règne Minéral. 94, 41-58 [on a find of apatite p. 52-54].
Rečnik, A. (2011) Eine mineralogische Expedition zum Mt. Malosa, Malawi. Mineralien Welt, 22 (6): 78-97.

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