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Granulite outcrop, Waldheim, Döbeln, Saxony, Germany
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Granulite outcrop, Waldheim, Döbeln, Saxony, Germany

Photo: Thomas Witzke
Name(s) in local language(s): Granulitaufschluss, Waldheim, Döbeln, Sachsen, Deutschland
Outcrop of a hydrothermally altered granulite, located just east of the Waldheim freight depot. Today inaccessible.
Located about 10 km SW of Döbeln.

Prismatine from this locality was considered as kornerupine for a long time, before it was eventually recognised as a new mineral. Older specimens, therefore, may still be labelled as kornerupine. The latter, however, does not occur here.

Mineral List

var: Ruby
Prismatine (TL)

8 entries listed. 6 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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- SAUER, A. (1886): (Über eine eigentümliche Granulitart als Muttergestein zweier neuer Mineralspecies). Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 38, 704-705.
- UHLIG, J. (1910): Über Prismatin und Kryptotil von Waldheim in Sachsen.- Zeitschrift für Kristallographie und Mineralogie 47, 215-213.
- Grew, E.S., M.A. Cooper & F.C. Hawthorne (1996): Prismatine: Revalidation for boron-rich compositions in the kornerupine group. Mineralogical Magazine 60, 483-491.

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