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Pezzottaite from
Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro Commune, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Pezzottaite
Formula:Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Comments:Found in a large miarolitic cavity containing large crystals of citrine quartz, green amazonite, albite, green-to pink spodumene and multicolored liddicoatite.
Confirmation
Validity:Valid - Type Locality
References
References:Laurs, B. L. et al. (2003): Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, Madagaascar: A new Gem mineral. Gems & Gemology 39 (4): 284-301; Hawthorne, F.C., Cooper, M.A., Simmons, W.B., Falster, A.U., Laurs, B.M., Armbruster, T., Rossman, G.R., Peretti, A., Günter, D., and Grobéty, B. (2004) Pezzottaite Cs(Be2Li)Al2Si6O18 A spectacular new beryl-group mineral from the Sakavalana pegmatite, Fianarantsoa province, Madagascar. Mineralogical Record: 35(5): 369-378; G. Diego Gatta, Ilaria Adamo, Martin Meven, Erica Lambruschi (2012): A single-crystal neutron and X-ray diffraction study of pezzottaite, Cs(Be2Li)Al2Si6O18. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 39, 829-840.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Schorl15 photos of Pezzottaite associated with Schorl at this locality.
Albite14 photos of Pezzottaite associated with Albite at this locality.
Tourmaline5 photos of Pezzottaite associated with Tourmaline at this locality.
Chiavennite2 photos of Pezzottaite associated with Chiavennite at this locality.
Lepidolite1 photo of Pezzottaite associated with Lepidolite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Pezzottaite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro Commune, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Nearest other occurrences of Pezzottaite
120.1km (74.6 miles) A Tompoambohitra (Tokambohitra; Antokambohitra), Sahatany Valley, Ibity Commune, Antsirabe II District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
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