Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||16° South , 49° West (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~13km|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||José Miranda mine; José Pinto mine; Carneirinho mine|
The Jaguaraçu pegmatite, discovered during World War II, has produced what are arguably the world's finest crystals of milarite. Excellent albite, euxenite, monazite, muscovite and zircon crystals have been found there as well.
32 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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- Foord, E. E., Gaines, R. V., Crock, J. G., Simmons, W. B., Jr., Barbosa, C. P. (1986): Minasgeraisite, a new member of the gadolinite group from Minas Gerais, Brazil. American Mineralogist. 71, 603-607
- Mineralogical Record (1994) 25, 165-170
- D. Atencio, A. C. Roberts, M. A. Cooper, L. A. D. Menezes Filho, J. M. V. Coutinho, J. A. R. Stirling, K. E. Venance, N. A. Ball, E. Moffatt, M. L. S. C. Chaves, P. R. G. Brandão, and A. W. Romano (2012): Carlosbarbosaite, ideally (UO2)2Nb2O6(OH)2•2H2O, a new hydrated uranyl niobate mineral with tunnels from Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 75-90.