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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

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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Precambrian
541 - 4000 Ma



ID: 1376407
Precambrian intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Age: Precambrian (541 - 4000 Ma)

Comments: Mixtures of metamorphic and intrusive or plutonic rocks, tracts known as crystalline, migmatitic terranes, moderately to highly metamorphosed rocks of unknown origin with or without intrusions. This classification is inherently prone to variable interpretation, as other compilers might distinguish some packages by their metamorphic or gneissic protoliths, and the associated age ranges may be more variable.

Lithology: Intrusive and metamorphic terranes

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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References

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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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