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Andilamena (Anohlamena), Andilamena District, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province (Tamatave), Madagascar

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 16° South , 48° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~70km
Köppen climate type:Am : Tropical monsoon climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Andilamena, Distrikan' i Andilamena, Faritra Alaotra-Mangoro, Faritanin'i Toamasina, Madagasikara


Several thousand specimens of japanese law twin quartz, up to 25 cm large, were uncovered by the company Tropic Stone SARL, from june 2000 to february 2001 in a breccia complex, north of the village of Andilamena, north of Ambatondrazaka. The mineralization is linked to a hydrothermal acitivity associated with tectonics in a metamorfic conext (Forner et al 2001).
NOTE
For Andilamena ruby deposit , which in fact is located in the Fenoarivo Departement, see http://www.mindat.org/loc-193621.html.

Locality spelled erronously "Anohlamena" in Moore (2001)

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3 valid minerals.

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Madagascar
  • Toamasina Province (Tamatave)
    • Alaotra-Mangoro Region

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References

Moore, T.(2001): What is new in Minerals. Tuscon Show 2001. Mineralogical Record 32(3), p 252

Forner, H.. Gautier, F. & Thomas, L. (2001) Les macles de quartz de la région d`Andilamena, Madagascar. Le Règne Minéral, nr. 39, 42-46.

Moore, T. (2002) What's New in Minerals?. Tucson Show 2002. Mineralogical Record. 33: 261-266, 273-275 [p. 273]

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