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Canta Galo mine, Nova Era, Minas Gerais, Brazili
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Canta Galo mineMine
Nova Era- not defined -
Minas Gerais- not defined -
BrazilCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 19° 49' 28'' South , 43° 3' 24'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -19.82444,-43.05667
GeoHash:G#: 7h3rhpp44
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Nova Era15,595 (2012)8.5km
São Domingos do Prata9,466 (2012)10.3km
João Monlevade72,762 (2012)12.3km
Rio Piracicaba10,439 (2012)16.9km
Itabira99,496 (2012)28.9km


Emerald deposit, hosted in a contact zone of migmatites and granitic gneisses with granodioritic and granitic gneisses. The deposit is located close to the Canta Galo pegmatite, which provided the beryllium needed for its formation.

Coordinates given are those of the Canta Galo pegmatite.

Regions containing this locality

South America PlateTectonic Plate
South AmericaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Morteani, G., Preinfalk, C., and Horn, A.H. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 638-655.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Morteani, G., Preinfalk, C., and Horn, A.H. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 638-655.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Morteani, G., Preinfalk, C., and Horn, A.H. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 638-655.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Morteani, G., Preinfalk, C., and Horn, A.H. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 638-655.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: sergio varvello collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
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
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
-Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Emerald-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
OOxygen
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

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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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3186992
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Medium-high grade orthogneiss

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. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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- Morteani, G., Preinfalk, C., and Horn, A.H. (2000): Classification and mineralization potential of the pegmatites of the Eastern Brazilian Pegmatite Province. Mineralium Deposita 35, 638-655.


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