Morro do Ferro (Morro Alto e Consulta), Caldas, Poços de Caldas alkaline complex, Minas Gerais, Brazil
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||21° 55' South , 46° 31' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-21.91667,-46.51667|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
Thorium deposit, consisting of magnetite stockworks in highly weathered alkaline rocks. The deposit was studied as a natural analogue for nuclear waste disposal. Once the world's largest baddeleyite deposit, but now depleted.
Originally known as "Morro Alto e Consulta".
47 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Lithology: Medium-high grade unclassified metamorphic rock
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.