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Sapo mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 18° 55' 54'' South , 41° 16' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -18.93167,-41.28194
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet

Thought to be located in the Goiabeira municipality, but in fact, part of Conselheiro Pena municipality.
More than 30 km far from the head of the Conselheiro Pena municipality but less than 10 km from the head of Goiabeira municipality.
Aimorés pegmatite district, Eastern Brazilian pegmatite province

Mineral List

18 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Regional Geology

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541 - 1000 Ma

ID: 3186611
Neoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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. [154]

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Menezes, L., (2009) Famous Mineral Localities: The Sapo Mine, Ferruginha District, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mineralogical Record 40(4): 273-292

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