Tsarasaotra pegmatite (Tsaratsaotra pegmatite), Ambolotarakely Commune, Ankazobe District, Analamanga, Madagascar

At the village of Tsarasaotra, 32 km east - north-east of Ankazobe, a unique pegmatite furnished transparent, gem-quality, yellow scapolite in addition to beryl, euxenite and monazite. The scapolite crystals reached several centimeters across and displayed deeply corroded prism faces.

Ref: Madagascar, extraLapis, English No.1, 2001, p. 44

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