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Posted by Rock Currier  
Rock Currier December 14, 2012 11:26AM
This article has been prepared for the Mindat Best Minerals project. The aim of this project is to present information on important localities and specimens for each mineral specie. As new finds are made and new knowledge is made available the individual articles will be revised to include this information. Readers are encouraged to contribute by posting a response in this thread. All revisions will be stored, thus ensuring traceability and availability of previously included information. A complete list of articles can be found in the list of finished Best Minerals articles. To cite this version: Currier, R. (2013): Feruvite. revision 1.0. Mindat Best Minerals Project, article "mesg-72-279141". Please be advised that the photos cannot be used without the consent of the copyright holder




Feruvite & Diaspore, 3.5cm wide, Kiura mine, Saeki city, Oita Pref., Kyushu Region, Japan
Feruvite & Diaspore, 3.5cm wide, Kiura mine, Saeki city, Oita Pref., Kyushu Region, Japan
Feruvite & Diaspore, 3.5cm wide, Kiura mine, Saeki city, Oita Pref., Kyushu Region, Japan

Feruvite is the Fe2+-analogue of uvite. Mindat has only 14 localities listed for this mineral and thus far, only images of the species, both of which are below. It is likely that if many dravite tourmalines were tested, that a fair number of other feruvite localities would be found.

Kyushu Region, Oita prefecture, Saeki city, Kiura mine (Shin-Kiura mine; Kiura emery mine)

Feruvite on Margarite FOV 2.4cm
Feruvite on Margarite FOV 2.4cm
Feruvite on Margarite FOV 2.4cm

We need someone to tell us about the mine and the feruvite specimens that are found there.

New Zeland,
North Island, Waikato, Repanga Island (Cuvier Island)

This is the type locality for feruvite. Mindat currently has no images of feruvite from this locality (2013). The crystals from this locality are described as being as large as 2mm.


Revision no date description editor
1.0 Jun 2013 First Draft Rock Currier

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Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.

Edited 14 time(s). Last edit at 12/26/2015 10:23AM by Olav Revheim.
Olav Revheim December 14, 2012 11:31AM

Starting the tourmaline group is a bold move smileys with beer.

Rock Currier December 14, 2012 11:32AM
Yes, I am still scared.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
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