|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||6° 54' 18'' South , 36° 43' 17'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-6.90500,-36.72139|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
The Alto do Giz Be-Ta-Li pegmatite is mined for tantalum.
It is located 2 km south of the road connecting the towns of Equador and Parelhas. Produced 300 kg of simpsonite in 1943.
21 valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.
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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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541 - 635 Ma
1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
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.