Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Morro Vermelho

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Occurrence number: 
005-00-034
Country: 
Angola
Location: 
Longitude: 11.8, Latitude: -16.92
Carbonatite: 
Yes

Morro Vermelho is a large ultrabasic intrusion from which Torquato (1970, p. 36 and Figs 9 and 10) has described veins up to 30 cm thick consisting of quartz and carbonate. The veins are rich in Ba, Sr, Nb, Zr, Cu and Fe and he considers them to be carbonatites.

References: 
LAPIDO-LOUREIRO, F.E. 1973. Carbonatitos de Angola. Memórias e Trabalhos do Instituto de Investigação Científica de Angola, 11: 1-242.TORQUATO, J.R. 1970. Nota prévia sobre a geologia de região do Morro Vermelho (Baía dos Tigres). Relatórios e Comunicações do Instituto de Investigação Científica de Angola. Luanda, 6: 1-49.
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