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Brazilianite from
Buranga pegmatite, Gatumba, Ngororero District, Western Province, Rwanda

Locality type:Pegmatite
Classification
Species:Brazilianite
Formula:NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4
Chemical Analyses:
Oxide wt%:
1
P2O538,76 %
Al2O342,53 %
Fe2O30,24 %
Na2O8,10 %
K2O0,18 %
Li2O0,01 %
H2O+9,33 %
Insol0,94 %
Total:97 %
Sample references:
SampleReference
1 - Fransolet, A.-M. (1975) Étude minéralogique et pétrologique des phosphates de pegmatites granitiques. I & II. Thèse de doctorat, Inst. Minéralogie, Université de Liège (unpublished).
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Daltry, V.D.C. and von Knorring, O. (1998) Type-mineralogy of Rwanda with particular reference to the Buranga pegmatite. Geologica Belgica: 1: 9-15.;
Cook, Robert B. (2000) Brazilianite. Rocks & Minerals: January 2000.;
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, and Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV.;
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Scorzalite2 photos of Brazilianite associated with Scorzalite at this locality.
Berlinite2 photos of Brazilianite associated with Berlinite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Brazilianite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Buranga pegmatite, Gatumba, Ngororero District, Western Province, Rwanda
Nearest other occurrences of Brazilianite
5.5km (3.4 miles) A Rubindi pegmatite (Kabilizi), Gatumba, Ngororero District, Western Province, Rwanda
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