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Pitangui mine, Catas Altas, Minas Gerais, Brazili
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Pitangui mineMine
Catas AltasMunicipality
Minas GeraisState
BrazilCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
20° 5' 40'' South , 43° 25' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Barão de Cocais22,387 (2012)18.1km
Rio Piracicaba10,439 (2012)31.3km
Mariana45,236 (2012)31.5km
Ouro Preto63,678 (2012)34.6km
Caeté33,231 (2012)35.6km


Abandoned gold mine in a Jacutinga-type banded iron-formation (BIF). At this locality, minute gold grains and crystals formed threads in micaschists (parallel to the banding of the matrix) to several inches long.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 168-370
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 168-370
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 168-370
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 168-370
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 168-370
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 168-370
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 168-370
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 168-370

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
AuGold
Au GoldAu

References

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Henwood, W.J. (1871): Observations on Metalliferous Deposits: On the Gold Mines of Minas Geraes, in Brazil. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 168-370.

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

Brazil
South AmericaContinent
South America PlateTectonic Plate

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