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Added in: march 2013
Last Modified in: march 2013

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In the area around Irai basalt deposits are exposed in which many geodes can be found. Amethyst is mined here on a commercial scale for the mineral trade. Other types of minerals also occur.

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The area with the geodes is located around Irai and Ametista do Sul, east of the city Chapecó in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil.

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Most common is the quartz type Amethyst. Also lots of Gypsum, Calcite and Celadoniet occur. Fluorite, Hematite and Copper were also found.


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