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Champirar Dome, Mzimba, Northern Region, Malawi

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° 19' 59'' South , 33° 37' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -12.33333,33.63333
GeoHash:G#: ktzcv6g11
Locality type:Dome
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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10 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195
'Biotite'
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195
'Migmatite'
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195
'Quartz-feldspar gneiss'
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195
'UM1983-18-SiO:AlFeHMg'
Formula: ~(Mg,Fe)Al4Si4O12(OH)8
Reference: Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240; in: Dunn, P.J., Cabri, L.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Grice, J.D., Jambor, J.L., Mueller, W., Shigley, J.E., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Corundum'4.CB.05Al2O3
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Hercynite'4.BB.05Fe2+Al2O4
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Almandine'9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
'Cordierite'9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
'Orthoclase'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
'Sillimanite'9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-
'Migmatite'-
'Quartz-feldspar gneiss'-
'UM1983-18-SiO:AlFeHMg'-~(Mg,Fe)Al4Si4O12(OH)8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hercynite7.2.1.3Fe2+Al2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
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
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-
'Migmatite'-
'Quartz-feldspar gneiss'-
'UM1983-18-SiO:AlFeHMg'-~(Mg,Fe)Al4Si4O12(OH)8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H UM1983-18-SiO:AlFeHMg~(Mg,Fe)Al4Si4O12(OH)8
OOxygen
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O CorundumAl2O3
O HematiteFe2O3
O HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O UM1983-18-SiO:AlFeHMg~(Mg,Fe)Al4Si4O12(OH)8
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg UM1983-18-SiO:AlFeHMg~(Mg,Fe)Al4Si4O12(OH)8
AlAluminium
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al UM1983-18-SiO:AlFeHMg~(Mg,Fe)Al4Si4O12(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si UM1983-18-SiO:AlFeHMg~(Mg,Fe)Al4Si4O12(OH)8
KPotassium
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe UM1983-18-SiO:AlFeHMg~(Mg,Fe)Al4Si4O12(OH)8

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Ectasian - Calymmian
1200 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3184920
Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1200 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3308507

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic and metamorphic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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Haslam, H.W. (1983): An isotropic alteration of cordierite. Mineralogical Magazine: 47: 238-240
Dunn, P.J., et al. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 1195


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