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Razor, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawii
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The northwestern edge of Malosa plateau.

Razor, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
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Aegirine locality Razor, Mt Malosa ...

Razor, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
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Aegirine locality Razor, Mt Malosa ...

Razor, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
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The northwestern edge of Malosa plateau.

Razor, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
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Aegirine locality Razor, Mt Malosa ...

Razor, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
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Aegirine locality Razor, Mt Malosa ...

Razor, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
00085690015041091837513.jpg
The northwestern edge of Malosa plateau.

Razor, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
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Aegirine locality Razor, Mt Malosa ...

Razor, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
15° South , 35° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~1km
Köppen climate type:


One of the localities along one of the many ridges on the northwestern flank of Mt. Malosa, located 100 m below Razor ridge.

In the period 2003-2007 large, pointed, up to 15 cm long aegirine crystals together with smoky quartz and zircon were found at this locality. Several tons of museum quality specimens were produced from this site.

The lowest point of the locality is called Toyota.

Regions containing this locality

Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: Rečnik, A. (2010): Eine mineralogische Expedition zum Mt.Malosa, Malawi. Mineralien Welt, 22 (6): 78-97
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rečnik, A. (2010): Eine mineralogische Expedition zum Mt.Malosa, Malawi. Mineralien Welt, 22 (6): 78-97
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rečnik, A. (2010): Eine mineralogische Expedition zum Mt.Malosa, Malawi. Mineralien Welt, 22 (6): 78-97
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Rečnik, A. (2010): Eine mineralogische Expedition zum Mt.Malosa, Malawi. Mineralien Welt, 22 (6): 78-97

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Aegirine9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
SiSilicon
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si QuartzSiO2
FeIron
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

References

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Rečnik, A. (2010) Eine mineralogische Expedition zum Mt. Malosa, Malawi. Mineralien-Welt, 22(6), 78-97.


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