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Municipal quarry, Morro Reuter, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 33' South , 51° 4' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -29.55000,-51.06667

Abandoned basalt quarry, located about 60 km north of Porto Alegre.

Mineral List

7 valid minerals.

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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Early Cretaceous
100.5 - 145 Ma
Caxias Fácies

Age: Early Cretaceous (100.5 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Rhyodacite, quartz latite

Reference: Geological Survey of Brazil. State Geological Maps of Brazil. CPRM - Geobank. [43]

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