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Konso, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia

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Surface exposure of pegmatites, south of Konso in western Sidamo, actively producing specimen-grade material since 2002.
(Note that the coordinates here are those of the town, not the pegmatites.)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: FeNb2O6
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Marco Tomei photo and specimen
Microcline var: Amazonite
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle injutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Milarite
Formula: K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73; (3 specimens in Rock Currier collection, California)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Rare (1 specimen in Rock Currier collection, California)
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Columbite-(Fe)4.DB.35FeNb2O6
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
var: Amazonite9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Milarite9.CM.05K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Columbite-(Fe)8.3.2.2FeNb2O6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 63 - CYCLOSILICATES Condensed Rings
Condensed Rings (Milarite - Osumilite group)
Milarite63.2.1a.12K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
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, Rocks, etc.
var: Amazonite-K(AlSi3O8)
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
BeBeryllium
Be MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
O Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
KPotassium
K Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 3306444

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3188214
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 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. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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