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Boa Vista (Eduardo) pegmatite, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 19° 4' 53'' South , 41° 30' 34'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -19.08139,-41.50944


Famous secondary phosphate locality. Eastern Brazilian Pegmatite Province.

Note: There are at least 5 localities in Brazil which contain the name "Boa Vista": one is a pegmatite in Goias, one is a placer deposit in Espirito Santo, one is a diamond placer in Minas Gerais and two are pegmatites in Minas Gerais. The other Minas Gerais pegmatite mine is a famous source of euclase, the Boa Vista Euclase Pegmatite, Boa Vista, Rodrigo Silva, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil.

This Boa Vista (Eduardo) Pegmatite and mine is the the Conselheiro Pena Pegmatite District in Conselheiro County (note, not in Galiléia county as erroneously indicated on many labels (Luiz Menezes information, see: http://www.mindat.org/mesg-11-183004.html). Listing the alternate name, Eduardo Pegmatite, should eliminate confusion.

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65 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma
Neoproterozoic plutonic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.

Lithology: Plutonic rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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