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Serra Norte mine, Parauapebas, Carajás mineral province, Pará, Brazil

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 6° 3' 24'' South , 50° 10' 37'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -6.05668,-50.17708
GeoHash:G#: 6yumd1qjm
Owned/operated by:Vale SA
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


A giant Fe-Mn mine owned by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce SA.
Includes N4 pit, N4E pit, N4W pit, N5 pit, N5S pit, N5E pit and N5W pit.
BIF deposit.

Regions containing this locality

Amazonian Craton, South America

Craton - 419 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rosaline Cristina Figueiredo e Silva, Steffen Hagemann, Lydia Maria Lobato, Carlos Alberto Rosière, David A. Banks, Garry J. Davidson, Torsten Vennemann, Janet Hergt (2013): Hydrothermal Fluid Processes and Evolution of the Giant Serra Norte Jaspilite-Hosted Iron Ore Deposits, Carajás Mineral Province, Brazil. Economic Geology, 108, 739-779.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Rosaline Cristina Figueiredo e Silva, Steffen Hagemann, Lydia Maria Lobato, Carlos Alberto Rosière, David A. Banks, Garry J. Davidson, Torsten Vennemann, Janet Hergt (2013): Hydrothermal Fluid Processes and Evolution of the Giant Serra Norte Jaspilite-Hosted Iron Ore Deposits, Carajás Mineral Province, Brazil. Economic Geology, 108, 739-779.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Rosaline Cristina Figueiredo e Silva, Steffen Hagemann, Lydia Maria Lobato, Carlos Alberto Rosière, David A. Banks, Garry J. Davidson, Torsten Vennemann, Janet Hergt (2013): Hydrothermal Fluid Processes and Evolution of the Giant Serra Norte Jaspilite-Hosted Iron Ore Deposits, Carajás Mineral Province, Brazil. Economic Geology, 108, 739-779.
Hematite var: Martite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Rosaline Cristina Figueiredo e Silva, Steffen Hagemann, Lydia Maria Lobato, Carlos Alberto Rosière, David A. Banks, Garry J. Davidson, Torsten Vennemann, Janet Hergt (2013): Hydrothermal Fluid Processes and Evolution of the Giant Serra Norte Jaspilite-Hosted Iron Ore Deposits, Carajás Mineral Province, Brazil. Economic Geology, 108, 739-779.
'commodity:Iron'
Formula: Fe
Reference:  
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Reference: Rosaline Cristina Figueiredo e Silva, Steffen Hagemann, Lydia Maria Lobato, Carlos Alberto Rosière, David A. Banks, Garry J. Davidson, Torsten Vennemann, Janet Hergt (2013): Hydrothermal Fluid Processes and Evolution of the Giant Serra Norte Jaspilite-Hosted Iron Ore Deposits, Carajás Mineral Province, Brazil. Economic Geology, 108, 739-779.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Rosaline Cristina Figueiredo e Silva, Steffen Hagemann, Lydia Maria Lobato, Carlos Alberto Rosière, David A. Banks, Garry J. Davidson, Torsten Vennemann, Janet Hergt (2013): Hydrothermal Fluid Processes and Evolution of the Giant Serra Norte Jaspilite-Hosted Iron Ore Deposits, Carajás Mineral Province, Brazil. Economic Geology, 108, 739-779.
'commodity:Manganese'
Formula: Mn
Reference:  
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rosaline Cristina Figueiredo e Silva, Steffen Hagemann, Lydia Maria Lobato, Carlos Alberto Rosière, David A. Banks, Garry J. Davidson, Torsten Vennemann, Janet Hergt (2013): Hydrothermal Fluid Processes and Evolution of the Giant Serra Norte Jaspilite-Hosted Iron Ore Deposits, Carajás Mineral Province, Brazil. Economic Geology, 108, 739-779.
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Rosaline Cristina Figueiredo e Silva, Steffen Hagemann, Lydia Maria Lobato, Carlos Alberto Rosière, David A. Banks, Garry J. Davidson, Torsten Vennemann, Janet Hergt (2013): Hydrothermal Fluid Processes and Evolution of the Giant Serra Norte Jaspilite-Hosted Iron Ore Deposits, Carajás Mineral Province, Brazil. Economic Geology, 108, 739-779.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Martite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Kutnohorite5.AB.10CaMn2+(CO3)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Kutnohorite14.2.1.3CaMn2+(CO3)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Hematite
var: Martite
-Fe2O3
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
MnManganese
Mn KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Statherian
1600 - 1800 Ma



ID: 3184816
Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)

Lithology: Low grade unclassified metamorphic rock

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 2288071
Carajás Formação

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Carajás Formation

Lithology: Banded iron formation, jasperite

Reference: Geological Survey of Brazil. State Geological Maps of Brazil. CPRM - Geobank. [43]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Mining Annual Review (1985) 90.
- Rosaline Cristina Figueiredo e Silva, Steffen Hagemann, Lydia Maria Lobato, Carlos Alberto Rosière, David A. Banks, Garry J. Davidson, Torsten Vennemann, Janet Hergt (2013): Hydrothermal Fluid Processes and Evolution of the Giant Serra Norte Jaspilite-Hosted Iron Ore Deposits, Carajás Mineral Province, Brazil. Economic Geology, 108, 739-779.

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