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Gentil claim, Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 18° South , 41° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~67km
Locality type:Claim
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Name(s) in local language(s):Lavra do Gentil


Granite pegmatite. Aimorés pegmatite district, Eastern Brazilian pegmatite province.


NOTE: The only brazilian locality for Matioliite so far is the Gentil Claim. References has been made to "burangaite" (possible matioliite) coming from the from the Córrego Pomarolli area (Atencio et al (2006), but this is most likely an error. The name Córrego Pomarolli is also probably a misnomer. See messageboard : http://www.mindat.org/mesg-7-178453.html


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38 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Atencio, D., Coutinho, J.M.V., Mascarenhas, Y.P., Ellena, J. (2006): Matioliite, the Mg-analog of burangaite, from Gentil mine, Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and other occurrences. American Mineralogist, 91, 1932-1936

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