São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||18° South , 42° West (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~15km|
Safira pegmatite district, Eastern Brazilian pegmatite province.
Pegmatites in this area produce excellent gem-quality green tourmaline.
The Sao Jose do Safira mine also produces quartz crystals that are somewhat distinctive and when properly irradiated produce what in the gem industry is known as "green gold" and "lemon gold" quartz. The Brazilian company EMBRESA (Empresa Brasileira de Radiacao in Sao Paulo does most of the irradiation.
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31 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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- Morteani, G., Preinfalk, C., and Horn, A.H. (2000): Classification and mineralization potential of the pegmatites of the Eastern Brazilian Pegmatite Province. Mineralium Deposita 35, 638-655.