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Elbaite from
Morro Redondo mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Elbaite
Formula:Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Habit:elongated prismatic
Colour:Red, peach. green, blue. multi-colored
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Extremely common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Rocks & Min.: 63:49; Andrade, M.B., Atencio, D., Menezes Filho, L.A.D., & Ellena, J. (2011): The structure of a microlite-group mineral with a formula near NaCaTa2O6F from the Morro Rendondo Mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 615-621
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz12 photos of Elbaite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Lepidolite7 photos of Elbaite associated with Lepidolite at this locality.
Sceptre Quartz1 photo of Elbaite associated with Sceptre Quartz at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Elbaite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Morro Redondo mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Photo GalleryView Gallery (22 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Elbaite
5.8km (3.6 miles) Barra do Salinas district, Barra do Salinas, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
9.7km (6.0 miles) Arqueana mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
11.8km (7.3 miles) Toca da Onça pegmatite, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
39.5km (24.5 miles) Ponte do Piauí claim, Piauí valley, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
40.0km (24.9 miles) Guimarãesite occurrence, Piauí valley, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
40.5km (25.2 miles) Urubu mine, Monte Belo, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
45.8km (28.5 miles) Baixão claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
49.4km (30.7 miles) Humaita pegmatite, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 
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