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Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazili
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A famous granite pegmatite locality which belongs to the Araçuaí Pegmatite District, Eastern Brazilian Pegmatite Province.

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16 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 62).
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: various added photos
Beryl var: Heliodor
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: various added photos
Beryl var: Morganite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: various added photos
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Dutra, C. V., & Formoso, M. L. L. (2011). Considerações sobre os elementos terras raras em apatitas. Geochimica Brasiliensis, 9(2).
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 62).
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 62).
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
'Elbaite-Schorl Series'
Reference: various added photos
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Exceptional Minerals specimen
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
Reference: Exceptional Minerals specimen
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: P.Bancroft, "Gem and Mineral Treasures", p.; Dutra, C. V., & Formoso, M. L. L. (2011). Considerações sobre os elementos terras raras em apatitas. Geochimica Brasiliensis, 9(2).
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 62).
Geocronite
Formula: Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
Habit: 60 degree twin crystals to 9cm
Colour: Gray
Reference: Mineralogical Record 8:391
Greifensteinite
Formula: Ca2Fe2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Reference: Donald Doell Collection
Hydroxylherderite
Formula: CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
'Indicolite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: http://www.mindat.org/photosearch.php?frm_id=mls&cform_is_valid=1&minname=tourmaline&cf_mls_page=1®ion=virgem+da+lapa&text=indicolite&phototype=M&mtype=0&stype=0&otype=0&potd=0&sort=&submit_mls=Search&pid=
'K Feldspar'
'Lepidolite'
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 62).
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
'Microlite Group'
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Reference: Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 62).; Bancroft, P. (1984) Gem and Mineral Treasures (p. 210).
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Luiz Alberto Dias Menezes,Fo.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Rob Levinsky specimen; Dutra, C. V., & Formoso, M. L. L. (2011). Considerações sobre os elementos terras raras em apatitas. Geochimica Brasiliensis, 9(2).
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Zinnwaldite'
Reference: No reference listed

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Geocronite2.JB.30aPb14(Sb,As)6S23
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
'Microlite Group'4.00.A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Greifensteinite8.DA.10Ca2Fe2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Hydroxylherderite8.BA.10CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Cleavelandite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Heliodor9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Morganite9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Elbaite9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Columbite-Tantalite'-
'Elbaite-Schorl Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'K Feldspar'-
'Lepidolite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Geocronite3.3.1.2Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Microlite Group'8.2.2.1A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Hydroxylherderite41.5.4.2CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
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)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Elbaite61.3.1.8Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Cleavelandite
-Na(AlSi3O8)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
-Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Heliodor-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Morganite-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Columbite-Tantalite'-
'Elbaite-Schorl Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Greifensteinite-Ca2Fe2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'K Feldspar'-
'Lepidolite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H GreifensteiniteCa2Fe52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
LiLithium
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Heliodor)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Be Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be GreifensteiniteCa2Fe52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
BBoron
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Beryl (var: Heliodor)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O GreifensteiniteCa2Fe52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Heliodor)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Heliodor)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
PPhosphorus
P HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P GreifensteiniteCa2Fe52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca GreifensteiniteCa2Fe52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe GreifensteiniteCa2Fe52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AsArsenic
As GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
TaTantalum
Ta Microlite GroupA2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
PbLead
Pb GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23

References

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Cassedanne, Jacques P. and Lowell, Jack (1982) Famous Mineral Localities: The Virgem da Lapa [Brazil] Pegmatites. Mineralogical Record, 13(1), 19-28.
Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (as "the Jequitinhonha region" on p. 13, specified as Virgem da Lapa on pp. 60-63).

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