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Chiastolite

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A variety of Andalusite

Crystals of Andalusite containg cross-shaped inclusions of carbon. Common in some metamorphic rocks.

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Classification of Chiastolite

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Other Names for Chiastolite

Synonyms:
ChyastolithCross-stoneCrucite (of Delamétherie)CrusiteLapis Crucifer
MacleMaltesite
Other Languages:
German:Chiastolit
Chiastolith
Crusit
Maltesit
Simplified Chinese:空晶石
Spanish:Chiastolita
Crusita
Maltesita

Other Information

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  • Localities for Chiastolite

    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.
    Australia
     
    • South Australia
      • Flinders Ranges
        • North Flinders Ranges
          • Arkaroola Region (Arkaroola Station)
      • Olary Province
    Noble et al., 1983 Catalogue of mineral of South Australia. Carr, P.F., 2003. Chiastolite – andalusite or pseudomorphs after andalusite? Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 9, 91-96.
    Martins da Pedra collection
        • Boolcoomatta Reserve (Boolcoomata Station; Boolcoomatta)
    Judy Rowe collection
    Record of Sth.Aust. mines summary Olary SI5402 card 235
        • Kalabity homestead area
        • Old Boolcoomata Station
    No reference listed
    • Western Australia
      • Coolgardie Shire
        • Spargoville
    Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V.(2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
    Austria
     
    • Salzburg
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Habach valley
          • Nasenkopf
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    Burma (Myanmar)
     
    • Mandalay Division
      • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
        • Singu Township
          • Letpanhla
            • Male (Marle; Marla)
    Kyaw Kaing Win and Sieghart Ellenberger data.
    Chile
     
    • Bío-Bío Region
      • Bío-Bío Province
    Alfredo Petrov and Martins da Pedra specimens.
    China
     
    • Henan Province
      • Nanyang Prefecture
        • Xixia Co.
    Shiquan Zhou and Zujie Feng (1999): Mineral Resources and Geology 13(1), 40-43
    John Betts specimen
    • Jiangxi Province
      • Jiujiang Prefecture
        • De'an Co.
    Hansheng Cao (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(12), 1-7
    • Qinghai Province
      • Haixi Autonomous Prefecture
        • Da Qaidam Co. (Dachaidan Co.)
    http://www.eldoradogold.com/s/tanjianshan.asp
    France
     
    • Brittany
      • Finistère
        • Plouigneau
        • Plourin-lès-Morlaix
    R.PIERROT, L. CHAURIS, C. LAFORET (1973) : "Inventaire minéralogique de la France : 29- Finistère.", B.R.G.M. Paris.
    Germany
     
    • Saxony
      • Oberlausitz
        • Kamenz
    Lapis, 16 (1),13-17.
    Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
    India
     
    • Karnataka
      • Bagalkot District
    B.V. Govinda Rajulu and M.J. Chandrasekhara Gowda (1972) Journal of the Geological Society of India, 13, #3, 247-261.
    Ireland
     
    • Co. Dublin
      • Killiney
    Tony Nickischer
    • Co. Wicklow
    F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
    Italy
     
    • Sardinia
      • Cagliari Province
        • Assemini
    Stara, P. (1990): La miniera di San Leone (CA). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/1990, 121-136.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Kinki Region
        • Kyoto Prefecture
          • Sohraku-gun
    Alfredo Petrov collection
      • Tohoku Region
        • Iwate Prefecture
          • Tono City
            • Miyamori
    Seki, Y., and Yamasaki, M. (1957): American Mineralogist 42, 506-520.
    Hiroaki Tano specimens
    Madagascar
     
    • Fianarantsoa Province
      • Amoron'i Mania Region
        • Ambositra District
    A.Lacroix (1956): Notes posthumes mineralogie, petrographie. Madagascar. Travaux du Bureau Geologigue nr 78. Service Geologique, Tananarive.
    Portugal
     
    • Viana do Castelo District
    Museu Geologico of Lisbon mineral collection
      • Viana do Castelo
    Carreço, Viana do Castelo District, Portugal
    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Karelia Republic
        • Ladoga Region
          • Pitkyaranta District (Pitkäranta District)
            • Sortavala
              • Ruskeala
    [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]; Om maltesit en kiastolitartad andalnsitvarietet från östra Finland Af JJ Sederholm. Forhandlingar / Geologiska foreningen (Sweden).
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Keivy Mountains
    P.M. Kartashov data
    South Africa
     
    • KwaZulu-Natal Province
      • Zululand District
        • (Pongola District)
          • Pongola
            • Nsuze group
              • Ngotsche District
    Minerals of South Africa
    South Korea
     
    • Chungcheongbukdo (Chungchong-pukto)
      • Chongju-gun
        • Yonghumg-myon
    Hideo Tsuda (1969) Supplement to "Minerals of Korea".
      • Nonsan-gun
        • Polgong-myon
    Hideo Tsuda (1969) Supplement to "Minerals of Korea".
    Spain
     
    • Asturias
      • Boal
    J. Hernandez collection
    http://www.soydeboal.es/Turismo.htm
    JRGL collection
    José Rafael González López.
    • Castile and Leon
      • León
        • Quintana del Castillo
          • Villameca
    J.A.CENDON collection
    • Catalonia
      • Barcelona
        • Barcelonès
          • Barcelona city
            • Collserola mountain range
              • Sant Pere Màrtir
    -Perez, D. Rosell, J. (1991) "Minerals de St. Pere Màrtir (Serra de Collserola)". Mineralogistes de Catalunya. Vol. V nº 2. pp.36-39
      • Tarragona
        • Conca de Barberà
          • Vimbodí
            • Poblet Monastery
    C.. Canet et al. , The Canadian Mineralogist, 2003, V41, pp. 581-595
    C.. Canet et al. , The Canadian Mineralogist, 2003, V41, pp. 581-595
    C.. Canet et al. , The Canadian Mineralogist, 2003, V41, pp. 581-595
    Switzerland
     
    • Ticino (Tessin)
      • Lago Maggiore
        • Locarno
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 38
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cornwall
        • Camborne - Redruth - St Day District
          • Camborne
            • Tuckingmill
              • Dolcoath Mine
    Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, pp. 282-284.
        • St Erth - Gwithian Area
          • St Erth
    Le Neve Foster, C. (1879): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 10, xxxiii
      • Cumbria
        • North and Western Region (Cumberland)
          • Greystoke District
            • Dacre
    Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
          • Keswick District
            • Skiddaw
    BMS Database
          • Lorton District
            • Loweswater
              • Loweswater Fell
    BMS Database
          • Mungrisdale
    BMS Database
    BMS Database
          • Threlkeld District
            • Blencathra
    Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
    BMS Database
            • Threlkeld
    BMS Database
      • Devon
        • Okehampton area (Northern Dartmoor)
    Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
        • South Devon
    Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
    • Scotland
      • Buchan Grampian (Aberdeenshire)
        • Alford
    F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
      • Buchan Grampian (Banffshire)
    F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
    F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
    USA
     
    • Alabama
      • Clay Co.
    Mineralogy of Alabama Geol Surv Ala. Bull120
      • Tallapoosa Co.
    Mineralogy of Alabama Geol Surv Ala. Bull120
    • Alaska
      • Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
        • Tolovana District
    American Mineralogist 50:285
    • Arizona
      • Cochise Co.
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 110.
        • Dos Cabezas Mts
          • Teviston District
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 110.
        • Little Dragoon Mts
          • Cochise District
            • Dragoon
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 110; Cooper, J.R. & L.T. Silver (1964), Geology and ore deposits of the Dragoon quadrangle, Cochise Co., AZ, USGS PP 416.
    • California
      • Inyo Co.
        • Inyo Mts (Inyo Range)
          • Cerro Gordo District
            • Cerro Gordo Peak
    McAllister, James Franklin (1955), Geology of mineral deposits in the Ubehebe Peak quadrangle, Inyo County, California. California Division Mines, Special Report 42, 63 pp.: 53; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 450.
      • Kern Co.
        • Walker Basin Creek
    Sampson, Reid J. & W. Burling Tucker (1931), Feldspar, silica, andalusite, and cyanite deposits of California: California Mining Bureau. Report 27: 453; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 73.
      • Los Angeles Co.
        • Santa Monica Mts
          • Beverly Hills
            • Coldwater Canyon
              • End of La Altura Road roadcut
    Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California; Neuerberg, George J., (1951), Minerals of the Eastern Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles City; American Mineralogist, vol. 36, pp. 159; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 450.; Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 20; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 450.
          • Coldwater & Franklin Canyon Roads junction
    Funk, Benjamin Gordon (1940), What we found in the Santa Monica Mountains: Pacific Mineralogist: 6(2): 33-34; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 73; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 450.
    Neuerberg, George Joseph (1951), Minerals of the eastern Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles city: American Mineralogist: 36: 156-160; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 73; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 450.
          • Los Angeles
            • Hollywood Hills
              • Hollywood
                • Nichols Canyon
    Neuerberg, George Joseph (1951), Minerals of the eastern Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles city: American Mineralogist: 36: 159; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 73; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 450.
    Kunz, George Frederick (1905a), Gems, jewelers’ materials, and ornamental stones of California: California Division Mines Bulletin 37, 171 pp; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 74; Harvard Museum of Natural History specimen no. 99190.
        • Chowchilla River
    Blake, Wm. P. (1858), Report of a geological reconnaissance in California 370 pp., New York: 304; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 73.
        • Daulton District
          • Daulton
            • Daulton group
    Turner, Henry Ward (1894b), The rocks of the Sierra Nevada: USGS, 14th. Annual Report, part 2: 455; Logan, Clarence August (1950), Mines and mineral resources of Madera County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 46: 42, 450; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 450.
      • Mariposa Co.
    Hanks, Henry Garber (1884), Fourth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 4, 410 pp.: 70; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 74.
        • Mother Lode Belt
          • Bagby-Mariposa-Mount Bullion-Whitlock District
            • Mariposa
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
      • Mono Co.
    [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
    • Maine
    www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/bedrock/sites/jul05.htm
    King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, Vol.1
        • Phillips
    Van King
      • Knox Co.
    Morrill & Hinckley, 1959. Maine Mines & Minerals, Vol. 2
        • Union
    King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, Vol.1
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex Co.
    Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
      • Hampshire Co.
        • Hatfield
    Gleba, 1978. Mass. Mineral & Fossil Localities
      • Middlesex Co.
    Kunz, Gems and Precious Stones of North America (1892)
      • Worcester Co.
    Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
    [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
    Robinson S., 1825: A Catalogue of American Minerals, with Their Localities
    • Nevada
      • Churchill Co.
        • Mountain Wells District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
        • Sand Springs District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
        • Sand Springs Range
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
      • Pershing Co.
        • Blue Wing Mts
          • Blue Wing District
    http://www.minrec.org/pdfs/CHIASTOLITE%20ARTICLE.pdf
        • East Range
          • Sierra District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Castor and Ferdock (2004), Minerals of Nevada: 137.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire Co.
    Rocks & Min. 65(4):303 (1990)
    Rocks & Min. 65(4):303 (1990)
    Jackson, Charles T. (1844): Final Report on The Geology and Mineralogy of New Hampshire.
      • Grafton Co.
    No reference listed
      • Merrimack Co.
        • Pittsfield
    Jackson, 1844. Final Report on The Geology and Mineralogy of NH
      • Rockingham Co.
    Morrill, 1960. NH Mines and Mineral Localities.
      • Strafford Co.
    Meyers & Stewart, 1956. Geology of NH, Part III.
      • Sullivan Co.
        • Acworth
    No reference listed
    Robinson, S. 1825: A Catalogue of American Minerals, with Their Localities
    Robinson, S. 1825: A Catalogue of American Minerals, with Their Localities
    Robinson, S. 1825: A Catalogue of American Minerals, with Their Localities
    Meyers, T. R. and G. W. Stewart (1977) The Geology of New Hampshire
    Jackson, 1844. Final Report on The Geology and Mineralogy of NH
    • Vermont
    Rocks & Min. vol. 71 (1996)
    Grant, 1968. Mineral Collecting in Vermont
      • Windham Co.
    Child, 1884: Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windham Co., Vermont
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax Co.
    Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
        • Fairfax
    Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
      • Pittsylvania Co.
        • Altavista
    Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    • Washington
      • Chelan Co.
    Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon, 1975
    • Wisconsin
      • Ashland Co.
        • Bad River
    Van Hise, C. R. and R. Irving, 1892, The Penokee iron-bearing series of Northern Wisconsin and Michigan, U.S.Geo. Survey Monograph 19, 634 pp.
    Zimbabwe
     
    • Mashonaland West
    Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. 30
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