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Nampoana quarry, Ampamatoa, Bezavona Massif, Taolañaro Commune, Taolañaro District (Fort Dauphin), Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Tuléar Province (Toliara), Madagascar

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° South , 46° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~21km
Name(s) in local language(s):Fihidiam-baton' iNampoana, Bezavona, Kaominina Taolañaro , Distrikan' i Taolañaro, Faritra Anosy, Faritanin'i Toliary, Madagasikara


A small quarry for building material.
Grandidierite has here been found in small pegmatitic veins less than 5 cm thick embedded in a garnet and cordierite bearing leptynite.

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4 valid minerals.

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References

Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la Minéralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive, p.40

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

Seifert, F. and Olesch, M. (1977): Mössbauer spectroscopy of grandidierite, (Mg,Fe)Al3BSiO9. American Mineralogist. 62:547-553 [with analysis of grandidierite from Nampoana]

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