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Belemboka cordierite quarry, Tsihombe Commune, Tsihombe, Androy, Madagascari
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Belemboka cordierite quarryQuarry
Tsihombe CommuneCommune
TsihombeDistrict
AndroyRegion
MadagascarCountry

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Name in Malagasy:Karieran'i Belemboka, Kaominin'i Tsihombe, Distrikan'i Tsihombe, Faritr' Androy, Madagasikara
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° South , 45° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~27km
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Belomboky


Gneisses and leptynites. Located north of the town Tsihombe.
The source of "the world's best gem cordierites" according to T. Praszkier (2012).
The locality name is correctly spelled as Belemboka (or Belemboky, depends on the dialect).

Regions containing this locality

Tuléar Province (Toliara), Madagascar

Province - 242 mineral species & varietal names listed

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1 valid mineral.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: T. Praszkier report from site 2012
'Gneiss'
Reference: T. Praszkier report from site 2012
'Leptynite'
Reference: T. Praszkier report from site 2012

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
'Cordierite'9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Gneiss'-
'Leptynite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Gneiss'-
'Leptynite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
AlAluminium
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
SiSilicon
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
FeIron
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)

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