An approximately circular complex of nearly 13 km2, Ipanema intrudes Precambrian schists and Permian Tubarao sandstones which are fenitized (Davino, 1975). Rock types described include glimmerite, sovite dykes and veins, aegirinite, mainly as veins, lusitanite, pulaskite and shonkinite, but the distribution is poorly known because of deep weathering. Enrichments of apatite and magnetite occur in the laterite cover, and blocks of silexite are widespread. Leinz (1940) gives petrographic descriptions of many rock types and a range of chemical analyses. Aegirine-rich rocks average more than 80% aegirine, together with orthoclase and a little amphibole. These grade with decrease in pyroxene through lusitanites to umptekites. There are also syenitic rocks with a little quartz and small dykes of shonkinite consisting of phenocrysts of aegirine-augite, biotite, nepheline and apatite in a groundmass of aegirine and orthoclase.