|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||24° 42' 1'' South , 48° 7' 57'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-24.70028,-48.13250|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
The central northern part of the alkaline complex is peridotite, outwards changing to ijolites-jacupirangites. The southern central part is a carbonatite, surrounded by jacupirangites. The carbonatite is an almost vertical subvolcanic plug.
Apart from the carbonatite components calcite and dolomite, the complex also contains apatite, magnetite, olivine, phlogopite and iron sulphides as the most conspicuous species.
The apatite, specifically both a residual deposit on top of the carbonatite and primary ore, is mined since 1970 in an open pit for phosphate. The pit is also used for cement production.
58 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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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100.5 - 145 Ma
|Jacupiranga Complexo alcalino|
541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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.