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Mariposite

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Formula:
K(Al,Cr)
 
2
(Al,Si)
 
4
O
 
10
(OH)
 
2
A variety of Phengite

A green chromian Phengite.
See also Fuchsite.

Originally described from Mariposa Co., California, USA.


Classification of Mariposite

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Type Occurrence of Mariposite

Type Locality:Mariposa Co., California, USA

Chemical Properties of Mariposite

Formula:
K(Al,Cr)
 
2
(Al,Si)
 
4
O
 
10
(OH)
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:K(Al,Cr)2(Al,Si)4O10(OH)2
Essential elements:Al, H, K, O
All elements listed in formula:Al, Cr, H, K, O, Si

Other Names for Mariposite

Synonyms:
Chrome-PhengiteChromphengite
Other Languages:
German:Chromphengit
Mariposit
Spanish:Chromphengita
Mariposita

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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  • Localities for Mariposite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Austria
     
    • Salzburg
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Fusch valley
          • Brennkogel area
    A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
    Canada
     
    • British Columbia
      • Cariboo Mining Division
        • Likely
    Mauthier, M. and C. A. Francis (2006) Gold Crystal Localities of British Columbia, Canada. Rocks & Minerals 81:14-22
    www.cst.cmich.edu/users/dietr1rv/gemrxAppA.htm.
      • Omenica Mining Division
    Econ Geol (1990) 85:12560-1268
      • Revelstoke Mining Division
    MINFILE No 082N 003
    • Québec
      • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
        • La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM
          • Val d'Or
    Geraint Harris et al (2011) Century Mining Corporation Technical Review Of The Mining Plan/Operations And Audit Of The Resource And Reserve Estimates For The Lamaque Mine Project City Of Val D’Or, Bourlamaque Township,Abitibi County, Quebec, Canada NTS Map 32C/04
      • Chaudière-Appalaches
        • Montmagny RCM
          • St-Fabien-de-Panet
    Econ Geology (1993)88:123-138
    China
     
    • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
      • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
        • Tacheng Prefecture (Tarbaghatay Prefecture)
          • Tuoli Co. (Toli Co.)
            • Sartohay (Sartokay; Sartuohai; Saertuohai)
    Tian Qiu and Yongfeng Zhu (2014): Mineral Deposits 33(3), 541-557
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chubu Region
        • Nagano Prefecture
          • Chino City
    Alfredo Petrov collection
        • Shizuoka prefecture
          • Shizuoka City
            • Aoi-ku
              • Kuchisakamoto
    Majima collection
    Papua New Guinea
     
    • Eastern Highlands Province
      • Kainantu
    ESPI, Joseph O., SPRY, Paul G., HAYASHI, Ken-ichiro, KOMURO, Kosei, and MURAKAMI, HiroyasuTHE BILIMOIA AU-BI-W-TE DEPOSIT, KAINANTU, PAPUA NEW GUINEA: GEOLOGY, MINERALOGY, AND CONDITIONS OF FORMATION 2006, Geological Society of America, Philadelphia Annual Meeting (22–25 October 2006)
    Spain
     
    • Andalusia
      • Málaga
        • Carratraca
          • Los Jarales
    Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
        • Ojén
          • Ojén lherzolite massif
    Romero Silva JC (2003) Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. 318 pp. Published by CEDMA Malaga County Council. Spain
    Sweden
     
    • Västerbotten
      • Boliden
    No reference listed
    USA
     
    • Alaska
      • Juneau Borough
        • Admiralty District
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
      • Matanuska-Susitna Borough
        • Yentna District
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
      • Southeast Fairbanks Borough
        • Eagle District
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
      • Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
        • Iditarod District
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
        • Innoko District
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
    • Arizona
      • La Paz Co.
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 172, 308.
    Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 39, 104.
    • California
      • Calaveras Co.
        • Mother Lode Belt
          • Carson Hill District (Melones District)
    /www.museumca.org/goldrush/dist-carsonhill.html.
    Knopf, Adolf (1929), The Mother Lode system of California: USGS Professional Paper 157, 88 pp: 38; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 256.
          • San Andreas District
            • San Andreas
    Knopf, Adolf (1929), The Mother Lode system of California: USGS Professional Paper 157, 88 pp.: 38; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 256.
        • West Belt
          • Hodson District (Madam Felix District; Felix District)
            • Hodson
    USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10102648.
    USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310580.
      • El Dorado Co.
    Clark, Wm. B. & D.W. Carlson (1956), Mines and mineral resources of El Dorado County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 52: 401; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 425.
        • Placerville District
    William H. Storms, California State Mining Bureau. 1900. The Mother Lode Region of California. Page 20.
        • Rescue
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 156.
    Bradley, W.W. (1939), Thirty-fifth report of the State Mineralogist: California Division Mines Report 35: 343; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 156.
      • Kern Co.
        • Rand District
    Hulin, Carlton D. (1925), Geology and ore deposits of the Randsburg quadrangle, California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 95, 152 pp: 25; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 156; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 425.
      • Los Angeles Co.
        • San Gabriel Mts
          • San Francisquito Canyon
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1938), Notes on some minerals from southern California: American Mineralogist: 23: 353; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 156; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 425.
    Bowen, O.E., Jr. & C.H. Gray, Jr. (1957), Mines and mineral deposits of Mariposa County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 53(1&2): 34-343; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 425.
        • Mother Lode Belt
          • Bagby-Mariposa-Mount Bullion-Whitlock District
            • Bagby
              • Pacific Mining Co. group
    Silliman, Benjamin, Jr. (1868a), Note on three new localities of tellurium minerals in California and on some mineralogical features of the mother vein: California Academy of Natural Sciences Proceedings: 3: 380; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 425.
            • Mariposa
    Silliman, Benjamin, Jr. (1867a), A notice of the peculiar mode of the occurrence of gold and silver in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and especially at Whiskey Hill, in Placer County, and Quail Hill, in Calaveras County, California: California Academy of Natural Sciences Proceedings: 3: 350; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 76.
            • Whitlock District
              • Whitlock (Farmer's Hope; Whitlock Creek; Whitlock Gulch)
    USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10034712.
          • Coulterville District
    collected by Alfredo Petrov
              • Mary Harrison group
    USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10102848.
    Knopf, Adolf (1929), The Mother Lode system of California: USGS PP 157, 88 pp.: 40; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 169.
              • Peñon Blanco Peak
    Econ Geol (1987) 82:328-344
      • Nevada Co.
        • Nevada City District (Grass Valley District)
          • Grass Valley
    Lindgren, Waldemar (1896a), The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley districts, California: USGS 17th. Annual Report, part 2: 115; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 256; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 426.
        • Washington District (Omega District)
          • Washington
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 256.
      • Placer Co.
        • Rock Creek
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 256.
      • Riverside Co.
        • San Jacinto Peak (San Jacinto Mountain)
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 256.
      • San Diego Co.
        • Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District)
          • Oak Grove
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 256.
      • Sierra Co.
        • Forest District (Alleghany; Chips Flats; Minnesota)
          • Alleghany
    Ferguson, Henry G. (1914b), Lode deposits of the Alleghany district, California: USGS Bulletin 580: 153-182
    Ferguson, Henry G. (1914b), Lode deposits of the Alleghany district, California: USGS Bulletin 580: 153-182
    Ferguson, Henry G. (1914b), Lode deposits of the Alleghany district, California: USGS Bulletin 580: 153-182
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 256; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 427.; Ferguson, Henry G. (1914b), Lode deposits of the Alleghany district, California: USGS Bulletin 580: 153-182
        • Nevada City District (Grass Valley District)
          • Grass Valley
        • Poker Flat District (Table Rock District)
          • West Yuba Roadless Area Review & Evaluation (RARE) II area
            • Poker Flat
    MacBoyle, Errol (1920b), Mines and mineral resources of Sierra County: California Mining Bureau Report 16, 144 pp. (published as separate chapter): 75; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 256; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 427.
      • Tuolumne Co.
        • Mother Lode Belt
          • Coulterville District
            • Peñon Blanco Peak
    Roberts, A. C., Ercit, T. S., & Cureton, F. F. (1994). Mcalpineite, Cu3TeO6. H20, from the McAlpine mine, Tuolumne County, California, and from the Centennial Eureka mine, Juab County, Utah I. Mineralogical Magazine, 58, 417-424.
          • Jamestown District
            • Jamestown
    USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10077889.
              • Jamestown Mine (Jamestown group)
    Rocks & Min.: 20:588.
    Turner, Henry Ward & F.L. Ransome (1897), Description of the gold belt; description of the Sonora sheet: USGS Geol. Atlas, Sonora folio (No. 41), 7 pp.: 6; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 256.
          • Tuttletown District
    Knopf, Adolf (1929), The Mother Lode system of California: USGS Professional Paper 157, 88 pp.; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 427.
    • Colorado
      • Eagle Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
      • San Miguel Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    • Nevada
      • Elko Co.
        • Delano District
    NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada
        • Lafayette District
    NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada
    NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada
      • Mineral Co.
        • Rawhide District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Tennessee
      • Davidson Co.
        • Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District
    Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
    • Utah
      • Emery Co.
        • San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell)
          • Temple Mountain
    • Washington
      • Okanogan Co.
        • Brown Lake
    Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metalic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956
        • Ruby
    Inventory of Washington Minerals, Part II, Metalic Minerals, Vol. 1; M. Huntting, 1956
    Venezuela
     
    • Bolívar
    USGS Bull 2124
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