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Aegirine from
Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi

Locality type:Mountain
Classification
Species:Aegirine
Formula:NaFe3+Si2O6
Habit:Crystals up to 1 decimeter
Colour:Black
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:[www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]; Cairncross, B., Messner, K & Farquharson, E. (1999): Die Pegmatite des Mount Malosa bei Zomba, Malawi. LAPIS 24 (4), 22-32; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009; Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:64; Guastoni, A., & Pezzotta, F. (2007). REE-mineral phases replacing helvite, niobian-rutile, bastnäsite-(Ce) from alkaline pegmatites of Mount Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi. Granitic Pegmatites: the State of the Art. Memorias, 8, 42-43.; Cairncross, B. (2002). Aegirine and Associated Minerals from Mount Malosa, Malawi. Rocks & Minerals, 77(1), 31-37.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Microcline106 photos of Aegirine associated with Microcline at this locality.
Orthoclase89 photos of Aegirine associated with Orthoclase at this locality.
Zircon87 photos of Aegirine associated with Zircon at this locality.
Smoky Quartz73 photos of Aegirine associated with Smoky Quartz at this locality.
Quartz72 photos of Aegirine associated with Quartz at this locality.
Feldspar Group38 photos of Aegirine associated with Feldspar Group at this locality.
Parisite-(Ce)18 photos of Aegirine associated with Parisite-(Ce) at this locality.
Epididymite14 photos of Aegirine associated with Epididymite at this locality.
Arfvedsonite13 photos of Aegirine associated with Arfvedsonite at this locality.
Albite11 photos of Aegirine associated with Albite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Aegirine data
Locality Data:Click here to view Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Photo GalleryView Gallery (336 photos)
Localities for Aegirine in this Region
Kuchingwe, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Makwelero, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Razor, Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
Nearest other occurrences of Aegirine
32.9km (20.5 miles) Nchisi Island (Chilwa Island; Shirwa Island), Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
61.9km (38.4 miles) Tundulu Complex, Phalombe, Southern Region, Malawi
83.4km (51.8 miles) Mulanje Massif (Mlange Massif), Mulanje, Southern Region, Malawi
 
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