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Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazili
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Carnaiba Emerald zone: side of formerly activity

Carnaíba mining district, Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazil
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Carnaiba Emerald zone: side of formerly activity

Carnaíba mining district, Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazil
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Carnaiba Emerald zone: side of formerly activity

Carnaíba mining district, Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazil
Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Pindobaçu17,229 (2012)
Other Languages:
French:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brésil
German:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brasilien
Italian:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brasile
Portuguese:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brasil
Russian:
Пиндобасу, Баия, Бразилия
Simplified Chinese:
平多巴苏, 巴伊亚, 巴西
Armenian:
Պինդոբասու, Բաիա, Բրազիլիա
Basque:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brasil
Bishnupriya Manipuri:
পিনডোবাকু, বাহিয়া, ব্রাজিল
Dutch:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazilië
Esperanto:
Pindobaçu, Bahio, Brazilo
Georgian:
პინდობასუ, ბაია, ბრაზილია
Hungarian:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazília
Kazakh (Cyrillic Script):
Пиндобасу, Баия, Бразилия
Malagasy:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazila
Minnan / Hokkien-Taiwanese:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Pa-se
Norwegian:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brasil
Polish:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazylia
Romanian:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazilia
Vietnamese:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brasil
Volapük:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brasilän
Waray:
Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brasil


"The emerald discoveries, concentrated in the Pindobaçu municipality, 30 kilometres south of Campo Formoso, are considered to be the most important deposits to have been found to date in Brazil. The deposits are globally known as Carnaíba." [Sauer, 1982, p. 22]

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26 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 22).
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 22).
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 24).; ExtraLapis English Vol. 2 (2002) Emeralds of the World, 24-35.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Guimarães Texeira, J.B., Braz de Souza, J.A., da Glória da Silva, M., Maia Leite, C.M., Figueiredo Barbosa, J.S., Silva Coelho, C.E., Abram, M.B., Conceição Filho, V.M., and Iyer, S.S.S. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 332-344
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 22).
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 22).; ExtraLapis English Vol. 2 (2002) Emeralds of the World, 24-35.
Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
Chrysoberyl var: Alexandrite
Formula: BeAl2O4
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 66).
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Guimarães Texeira, J.B., Braz de Souza, J.A., da Glória da Silva, M., Maia Leite, C.M., Figueiredo Barbosa, J.S., Silva Coelho, C.E., Abram, M.B., Conceição Filho, V.M., and Iyer, S.S.S. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 332-344
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 22).
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Margarite
Formula: CaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
'Mica Group'
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 24).
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 24).; ExtraLapis English Vol. 2 (2002) Emeralds of the World, 24-35.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 22).; ExtraLapis English Vol. 2 (2002) Emeralds of the World, 24-35.
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Guimarães Texeira, J.B., Braz de Souza, J.A., da Glória da Silva, M., Maia Leite, C.M., Figueiredo Barbosa, J.S., Silva Coelho, C.E., Abram, M.B., Conceição Filho, V.M., and Iyer, S.S.S. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 332-344
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 24).; ExtraLapis English Vol. 2 (2002) Emeralds of the World, 24-35.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (pp. 22, 24).
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Chrysoberyl4.BA.05BeAl2O4
var: Alexandrite4.BA.05BeAl2O4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Lepidocrocite4.FE.15γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Margarite9.EC.30CaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Mica Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Lepidocrocite6.1.2.2γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Chrysoberyl7.2.9.1BeAl2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Margarite71.2.2c.1CaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
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)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite
var: Oligoclase
-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Beryl
var: Emerald
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
Chrysoberyl
var: Alexandrite
-BeAl2O4
'K Feldspar'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Mica Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
BeBeryllium
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite)BeAl2O4
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite)BeAl2O4
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O RutileTiO2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F FluoriteCaF2
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite)BeAl2O4
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca MargariteCaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
FeIron
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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