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Antsirabe I District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 19° South , 47° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~3km
Name(s) in local language(s):Kaominina Antsirabe I (Tananan'Antsirabe), Faritra Vakinankaratra, Faritanin' Antananarivo, Madagasikara


Antsirabe is the main city of the Vakinanakaratra region and it is situated 169 km south of Antananarivo- the capitol of Madagascar. Antsirabe is often refered to in mineralogical litterature as a locality for minerals. But in fact Antsirabe is not a locality but more a good market place for minerals coming from numerous localities in the Vakinankaratra region and from the whole island.
Minerals labelled "Antsirabe" has not been found here, but probably just bought here.
Antsirabe with its surroundings is politically divided in 2 districts: Antsirabe I wich covers the city and Antsirabe II, being the area in a large circle around the city.

NOTE:
The type material of fluor-liddicoatite was found in soils somewhere near Antsirabe. The exact locality is not known. Please confer the Near Antsirabe entry.

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8 valid minerals.

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Madagascar

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References

Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871


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