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Tirodi Mine, Tirodi, Balaghat District, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Tirodi Mine, Tirodi, Balaghat District, Madhya Pradesh, India
A manganese mine owned by Manganese Ore India, Ltd.

Photos of the blue-violet amphiboles from here are labeled magnesisio-arfvedsonite as this is the dominant species found in these crystals. The amphiboles are however zoned and analyses of individual crystals may show other species.

The tan-yellowish amphiboles from here show a wide range of compositions ranging from mangano-cummingtonite, ferri-ghoseite and ferri-winchite/ferri-katophorite. Some analyses also corresponds to unnamed minerals in the Na-Mn amphibole sub-group. The photos of these amphiboles are labeled ferri-ghoseite, but the specimens may contain a range of amphiboles, where ferri-ghoseite may or may not be one of them.

See http://www.mindat.org/article.php/1656/Amphiboles+from+the+Methamorphic+Manganese+Ores+of+Central+India for details.

Mineral List

var: Blanfordite

Ferri-ghoseite (TL)
'K Feldspar'
Manganocummingtonite (TL)

13 entries listed. 10 valid minerals. 2 type localities (valid minerals). 1 erroneous literature entry.

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- Dunn & Roy (1938)
- Am. Min.: 25: 380 (1940)
- Can. Min.: 15:309 (1977)
- Mining Annual Review (1985): 393

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