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Maxixe claim, Piauí valley, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazili
Regional Level Types
Maxixe claimClaim
Piauí valleyValley
Taquaral- not defined -
ItingaMunicipality
Minas GeraisState
BrazilCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
16° 48' 15'' South , 41° 53' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Araçuaí22,005 (2012)19.8km
Itinga4,915 (2012)25.1km
Caraí6,750 (2012)47.5km


Li-Cs pegmatite, famous for a find of deep blue maxixe/maxaxite aquamarine in 1917. Unfortunately the color quickly faded to a whitish yellow after exposure to light. The color is probably caused by the replacement of a missing atom by a vibrating electron in the structure creating a color center, caused by natural radiation.

Regions containing this locality

South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series' ?
Reference: No original reference
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Beryl var: Blue Beryl (Maxixe)
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Beryl var: Morganite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Reference: Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
'Lepidolite'
Reference: Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
Petalite
Formula: LiAl(Si4O10)
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
'Tourmaline var: Rubellite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
'Zinnwaldite'
Reference: Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Blue Beryl (Maxixe)9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Morganite9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Petalite9.EF.05LiAl(Si4O10)
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series' ?-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Columbite-Tantalite'-
'Lepidolite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'var: Rubellite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
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
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(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 tetrahedral Al cross-linking
Petalite72.6.1.1LiAl(Si4O10)
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.
'Amblygonite-Montebrasite Series' ?-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Beryl
var: Blue Beryl (Maxixe)
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Morganite-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Columbite-Tantalite'-
'Lepidolite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'var: Rubellite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
LiLithium
Li PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
BeBeryllium
Be Beryl (var: Blue Beryl (Maxixe))Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B Tourmaline (var: Rubellite)A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O Beryl (var: Blue Beryl (Maxixe))Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
O Tourmaline (var: Rubellite)A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O CassiteriteSnO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al Beryl (var: Blue Beryl (Maxixe))Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
Al Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si Beryl (var: Blue Beryl (Maxixe))Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
Si Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

References

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- Morteani, G., Preinfalk, C., and Horn, A.H. (2000): Classification and mineralization potential of the pegmatites of the Eastern Brazilian Pegmatite Province. Mineralium Deposita 35, 638-655.


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