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Brazil

Minas Gerais

Engenheiro Correa, area 2
Fluvial, quartz, tourmalines, staurolite, alterated granite fragments (116). BR-MG-01
Gualaxo River, near Passagem da Ponte
Quartz, staurolite, mica, few anfiboles, magnetite, garnets, tourmaline. (166) BR-MG-02
Pe de Serra, Rio Piracicaba
Fluvial, quartz, staurolite, kyanite, iron minerals.
BR-MG-03
Sabara
Stream direct from the east part of Curral hills. Magnetite, hematite, quartz. BR-MG-04
Caleiras Cave, Lagoa Santa
Litic fragments, quartz, limonite, biodetrites.
(152) BR-MG-05
Amargo, Serra do Cipo
Fluvial, ecological reserve, quartz, hematite, limonite, tourmaline. (112) BR-MG-06
Maracuja Stream, area 2
Aluvionar terrace, quartz, tourmaline, hematite.
(128) BR-MG-07
Coronel Fabriciano
Fluvial, angular, quartz, anfiboles, micas. BR-MG-08
Jequitinhonha River
At Macaubas River confluence. Concentrate, rutile, magnetite, hematite, zircon, monazite, xenotime, garnets, etc. BR-MG-09
Divino das Laranjeiras
Fluvial, pegmatite area BR-MG-10
Divino das Laranjeiras
Fluvial, silimanite agregates, quartz, mica, tourmaline
BR-MG-11
Ribeirao da Folha
Fluvial, quartz, large black kyanite, ilmenite, magnetite, anfiboles, etc. BR-MG-12
Jacare River, South MG
Quartz, micas, limonite. BR-MG-13
Serra Fria, Itabira
very angular grains, quartz, few hematite. Coluvionar sand, north. BR-MG-14
Cavalo Morto, Diamantina
Concentrate at a diamond garimpo; quartz, hematite, diamond, etc. BR-MG-16
Engenheiro Correa
Fluvial, quartz, tourmalines, alterated granite frags.
BR-MG-17
Ribeirao, Datas
Concentrate at diamond garimpo.
Tourmaline, kyanite, quartz, rutile, etc. BR-MG-18
Jequitinhonha river at Terra Branca
Fluvial sand with two grain populations. BR-MG-19
Itabirito, Calhau Stream
Magnetite, hematite, quartz, goetite, psilomelane.
A gold mining area. BR-MG-20
Sao Joao da Chapada, Diamantina
Concentrate at a diamond garimpo. Quartz, hematite, few kyanite, rutile. BR-MG-21
Cercadinho
Fluvial, quartz, hematite. BR-MG-22
Itacambirucu River beach, Grao Mogol
Quartz. BR-MG-23
Rapadura
Fluvial beach, diamond bearing sand. BR-MG-24
Pedra de Peao, Ponte Nova
Fluvial, quartz, mica, anfiboles. BR-MG-25
Antil Stream, Serra do Cabral
Quartz, few anatase and rutile. BR-MG-26
Jequitinhonha River at Terra Branca
Coarse concentrate for diamonds. BR-MG-27
Cormandel
Pirope Garnets from river concentrates at a kimberlitic area. BR-MG-28

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