|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||0° 45' 24'' South , 60° 6' 20'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-0.75694,-60.10556|
|Köppen climate type:||Af : Tropical rainforest climate|
The name Pitinga mine is commonly refering to a mining complex that includes alluvial deposits (exploited since the 1980s, now exhausted (2012), greisens associated with the Água Boa granite (a biotite granite) and the Madeira Nb-Ta-Sn deposit.
Coarse-grained porphyritic albite granite intruding paleoproterozoic acid volcanic and pyroclastic rocks.
Three major facies are known in the granite:
- Rapakivi granite
- Biotite granite
- Coarsed-grained porphyritic albite granite.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
38 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
GeochronologyMineralization age: Paleoproterozoic : 1885 ± 4 Ma to 1782 ± 4.6 Ma
Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.
|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
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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|Statherian - Orosirian|
1600 - 2050 Ma
|Madeira Suíte intrusiva|
Age: Paleoproterozoic (1600 - 2050 Ma)
Lithology: Intrusive igneous
Reference: Geological Survey of Brazil. State Geological Maps of Brazil. CPRM - Geobank. 
1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic rocks
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.