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Salininha mine, Pilão Arcado, Bahia, Brazili
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Salininha mineMine
Pilão Arcado- not defined -
Bahia- not defined -
BrazilCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° South , 43° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~97km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


The first emerald mine in Brazil, first high-quality stones in 1963. The recognition of vanadium colored beryl as emerald led to a breakthrough for Brazilian colored gems.
The mine has since been flooded by Sobradinho dam (hydro-electric station).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
'Biotite'
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Beryl
var: Emerald
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
BeBeryllium
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
OOxygen
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O QuartzSiO2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)

References

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- Groat, L.A., Giuliani, G., Marshall, D.D., and Turner, D. (2008): Emerald deposits and occurrences: A review. Ore Geology Reviews 34, 87-112.


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