Canastra Mountains

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Canastra Mountains
Serra da Canastra.jpg
Native nameSerra da Canastra
Canastra Mountains is located in Brazil
Canastra Mountains
Canastra Mountains
StateMinas Gerais

The Canastra Mountains (Serra da Canastra) are a range of hills in the Minas Gerais state of southeastern Brazil. The headwaters of the São Francisco River begin at this range and it is the location of the Serra da Canastra National Park and the Casca d'Anta waterfall.[1] The altitude ranges from 900 m to 1,496 m.[2] Kimberlite sites in this range have proven to be a rich source of diamonds.[3]


  1. ^ St. Louis, Regis; Draffen, Andrew (2005). Brazil. Country Guides (6th ed.). Lonely Planet. p. 483. ISBN 1-74104-021-3.
  2. ^ Box, Ben; Egginton, Jane; Day, Mick (2002). Brazil handbook. Travel Guides (3rd ed.). Footprint Travel Guides. p. 274. ISBN 1-903471-44-3.
  3. ^ "Projects: Serra da Canastra". Brazilian Diamonds Limited. Retrieved 2011-03-16.

Coordinates: 20°20′58″S 46°38′18″W / 20.34944°S 46.63833°W / -20.34944; -46.63833