Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||15° 16' 18'' South , 35° 18' 5'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-15.27167,35.30139|
|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.
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57 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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|Stenian - Ectasian|
1000 - 1400 Ma
|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.