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Ampasibitika, Ampasindava Peninsula, Ambanja District, Diana Region (Northern Region), Antsiranana Province, Madagascar

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 13° 47' 24'' South , 48° 12' 32'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -13.79, 48.2088888889
Name(s) in local language(s):Ampasibitika, Saikanosin' Ampasindava, Distrikan' i Ambanja, Faritra Diana, Faritanin' i Antsiranana, Madagasikara

Most of the minerals listed are found in dikes of rare-metal taxitic or foliated aegirine-riebeckite granites, a rock A. Lacroix (1922) named "fasibitikite". The locality is situated at the southeastern coast of the Ampasindava peninsula in the northwestern part of Madagascar.

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Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. p 589-90

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

Ganzeev, A.A. and Grechishchev, O.K. (2003): A new genetic type of rare-metal alkali granites of Madagascar. Russian Geology and Geophysics Vol. 44, No. 6, pp. 539-553.

Estrade, G., et al.: REE and HFSE mineralization in peralkaline granites of the Ambohimirahavavy alkaline complex, Ampasindava peninsula, Madagascar. J. Afr. Earth Sci. (2013), (article in press)

Gilbertson, J. (2011) Private report for Tantalus Rare Earths.

ESTRADE, G. (2014): Le complexe cénozoïque alcalin d’Ambohimirahavavy à Madagascar: origine, évolution et minéralisations en métaux rares.- thèse de doctorat; Université de Toulouse, 256 pages + annexes.

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