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Makwelero, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawii
Regional Level Types
Makwelero- not defined -
Mount MalosaMountain
ZombaDistrict
Southern RegionRegion
MalawiCountry

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


Two localities located below the Makwelero cliff on the western flank of Mt. Malosa.

The lower, an alpinotype vein producing smoky quartz with Friedländer habitus.

The higher, a syenite pegmatite which produced aegirine crystals in 2005-2007.

Regions containing this locality

Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


2 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

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

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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 Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si QuartzSiO2
FeIron
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6

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


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