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Turgite

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A Mixture Of:Goethite, Hematite


Often referred to as a "variety" of either hematite or goethite, it is a mixture of the two minerals due to the alteration of goethite, typically found in the botryoidal habit of the "parent" goethite. It may be iridescent.

Originally described from Turjinskii Mine (Turginsk Mine), Turjinsk, Turya River, Krasnoturjinsk (Bogolovsk; Krasnotur'insk; Krasnoturyinsk), Ekateriinburgskaya (Sverdlovskaya) Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia.

Classification of Turgite

IMA status:Rejected
Explanation of status:Being a mixture of two minerals, it is not a valid species name.
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Other Names for Turgite

Synonyms:
TuriteTuryite
Other Languages:
German:Hydrohämatit
Turgit
Turjit
Simplified Chinese:水赤铁矿
Spanish:Turgita

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.

References for Turgite

Reference List:

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Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 532.

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    Localities for Turgite

    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
     
    • Western Australia
      • East Pilbara Shire
    J M Bennett Collection
    Bolivia
     
    • Oruro Department
      • Poopó Province
        • Pazña
          • Monserrat-Antequera district
    Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
    • Potosí Department
      • Potosí City
    MinRec 30:21
    Canada
     
    • British Columbia
      • Greenwood Mining Division
        • Beaverdell
          • Wallace Mt.
    www.em.gov.bc.ca/cf/minfile
    • Ontario
      • Rainy River District
        • Freeborn Township
    Collected specimen - Bill Morgenstern
    China
     
    • Anhui Province
      • Tongling Prefecture
    Bailin Chen (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(4), 17-22
        • Tongguanshan ore field
    Dunchang Ma and Cheng Li (1990): Geology and Prospecting 26(3), 42-47
        • Xinqiao ore field
    Chaoyi Wang (1988): Geology and Prospecting 24(12), 19-21; Bailin Chen (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(4), 17-22
    • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
      • Hechi Prefecture
        • Luocheng Co.
          • Baotan
    Jinbang Wang (1988): Geology and Prospecting 24(5), 19-23
    • Hunan Province
      • Zhuzhou Prefecture
        • Chaling Co.
    Zhengqin Li (1978): Geology and Prospecting 14(6), 55-58
    Zhengqin Li (1978): Geology and Prospecting 14(6), 55-58
    Zhengqin Li (1978): Geology and Prospecting 14(6), 55-58
    Zhengqin Li (1978): Geology and Prospecting 14(6), 55-58
    • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
      • Bayan Nur League (Bayannao'er Prefecture)
        • Hanggin Rear Banner (Hangjin Houqi)
    Zhaolong Li, Wendou Xu, Yijie Xi, and Xinming Jiang (1981): Geology and Prospecting 17(6), 7-14
        • Urad Middle Banner (Wulate Zhongqi)
    Zhaolong Li, Wendou Xu, Yijie Xi, and Xinming Jiang (1981): Geology and Prospecting 17(6), 7-14
        • Urad Rear Banner (Wulate Houqi)
    Zhaolong Li, Wendou Xu, Yijie Xi, and Xinming Jiang (1981): Geology and Prospecting 17(6), 7-14
    • Jiangxi Province
      • Shangrao Prefecture
        • Yanshan Co. (Qianshan Co.)
    Rengui Wu and Dagan Yu (2000): Uranium Geology 16(4), 204-211
    • Liaoning Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
      • Fushun Prefecture
        • Fushun Co.
    Minzhi Yang (2000): Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 19(4), 381-383
        • Qingyuan Co.
    Guangyu Zhou (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(7), 15-20
    • Shandong Province
      • Jiaodong Peninsula (Jiaodong Gold Province)
        • Weihai Prefecture
          • Wendeng Co.
    Yijun Zhou, Guoqi He, Jinxian Wang, and Yanchun Zhang (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 796-799
    • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
      • Kezilesu Autonomous Prefecture (Kizilsu Autonomous Prefecture; Qizilsu Autonomous Prefecture)
        • Aketao Co. (Akto Co.; Aqto Co.)
    Jingchun Wang and Nan Fang (2005): Geology and Prospecting 41(6), 52-54
    • Yunnan Province
      • Honghe Autonomous Prefecture
        • Gejiu Co.
          • Gejiu Sn-polymetallic ore field
    Baogui Zhang, Zhong Zhang, Linbo Yao, Jing Hu, Mingzai Wang, and Sanxue Wang (2002): Geology and Prospecting 38(6), 30-33
    France
     
    • Midi-Pyrénées
      • Tarn
        • Alban - Le Fraysse area
    LACROIX A: Mineralogie de la France et de ses territoires d'outre-mer 1963 Tome V p 169
    Germany
     
    • Rhineland-Palatinate
      • Lahn valley
        • Bad Ems District
          • Frücht
    Der Aufschluss Vol.55, March/April 2004
    Italy
     
    • Liguria
      • Genova Province
        • Casarza Ligure
          • Bargone
    Antofilli, Borgo, Palenzona, 1985. I nostri minerali. Geologia e mineralogia in Liguria. Edizioni Melita, La Spezia.
        • Ne
          • Graveglia Valley
      • La Spezia Province
    Antofilli, Borgo, Palenzona, 1985. I nostri minerali. Geologia e mineralogia in Liguria. Edizioni Melita, La Spezia
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chubu region
        • Shizuoka prefecture
          • Minamiizu
    Alfredo Petrov, field trip observations, 12-2012
    Mexico
     
    • Chihuahua
      • Mun. de Casas Grandes
    www.dakotamatrix.com
    Poland
     
    • Podkarpackie
      • Błażowa
    Personally collected by Zając Piotr in 2013
    • Świętokrzyskie
      • Świętokrzyskie Mts (Holy Cross Mts)
    Personally collected by Zając Piotr in 2010
    Personally collected by Zając Piotr in 2010
    Russia
     
    • Urals Region
      • Middle Urals
        • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
          • Krasnoturjinsk (Bogolovsk; Krasnotur'insk; Krasnoturyinsk)
            • Turya River
              • Turjinsk
      • Southern Urals
        • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
          • Satka District
            • Bakal Fe deposit
    Mikhailov, B.M. (2004): Lithology and Mineral Resources 39(2), 114-134.
    Mikhailov, B.M. (2004): Lithology and Mineral Resources 39(2), 114-134.
    Spain
     
    • Andalusia
      • Huelva
        • Minas de Riotinto
    • Murcia
      • La Unión
        • Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión
          • Sancti Spiritu
    MITI Blog (http://www.mtiblog.com)
    USA
     
    • Alabama
      • Barbour Co.
    Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 320-333
    • Arizona
      • Cochise Co.
        • Huachuca Mts
          • Hartford District (Huachuca Mountains District)
            • Carr Canyon
    Rolf Luetcke
        • Mule Mts
          • Warren District
    http://math.cochise.edu/wellerr/bisbeeminerals.php
      • Maricopa Co.
    Harrer, C.M (1964), US Bur. Mines Info. Circ. 8236; MRDS file #10048189.
      • Pinal Co.
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.:246
    • California
      • Inyo Co.
        • Saratoga District (Tecopa Mountain District; Shoshone District ?)
          • Dublin Hills
            • Shoshone
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 375.
      • Kern Co.
        • Mojave District
          • Soledad Mountain area
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 375.
      • San Bernardino Co.
        • Baker
          • Otto Mountain
    Eckhard D. Stuart collection
    • Colorado
      • Eagle Co.
        • Gilman District (Battle Mountain District; Red Cliff District)
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
      • Lake Co.
        • Leadville District
    http://mars.mines.edu/smplist/GeoMHema/smplist.htm
      • Park Co.
        • Alma District
          • Lincoln Gulch
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    Jim Hall, 2009
        • Montezuma District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
      • Summit Co.
        • Montezuma Area
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    • Connecticut
      • Litchfield Co.
        • Salisbury
          • Salisbury District
    John Betts (www.mindat.org/mesg-7-134775.html)
    • Georgia
      • Lincoln Co.
    ; Rob Lavinsky
      • Polk Co.
        • Cedartown
    P Cristofono collection
    • Maine
      • Oxford Co.
        • Albany
    King, V. T., 2009, Maine Feldspar, Families, and Feuds.
        • Oxbow
    King, V. and Foord, E, 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.
        • Rumford
    Scott Soucey and Tim Blake
      • Piscataquis Co.
        • Monson
    King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex Co.
    Sears, John Henry (1905): The Physical Geography, Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology of Essex County
      • Hampshire Co.
        • Easthampton
    P. Cristofono collection
      • Norfolk Co.
        • Wrentham
    Warren, Charles and Sidney Powers (1914): Geology of the Diamond Hill - Cumberland District in Rhode Island - Massachusetts. (Bulletin of the Geological Society of America25:435-476)
    • Nevada
    www.bkminerals.gil.com.au/list/mineral.html
      • Nye Co.
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire Co.
    Meyers & Stewart, 1956. Geology of NH, Part III
    Rocks & Min 80:247
        • Walpole
    P. Cristofono collection
        • Westmoreland
    P. Cristofono collection
    • New York
    Rocks & Min 26:409 (1951).
    • North Carolina
      • Montgomery Co.
        • Troy
    The Adams Collection
    Genth,F.A (1891) The Minerals Of North Carolina:USGS Bulletion No.74
    • Pennsylvania
      • Montgomery Co.
        • Upper Merion Township
    Mineralogy of Pennsylvania-1922; Samuel S. Gordon, pg. 217
        • Whitemarsh Township
    Mineralogy of Pennsylvania-1922; Samuel S. Gordon, pg. 218
      • Northampton Co.
        • Forks Township
    Miller, 1939: Northampton Co., PA Geology & Geography
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence Co.
        • Cranston
        • Cumberland
    P Cristofono collection
    • South Dakota
      • Lawrence Co.
        • Galena District
    Van King
    • Tennessee
      • Polk Co.
    www.gamineral.org
    • Texas
      • Llano Co.
    www.lib.utexas.edu/books/dumble/publications/07/07b390a.html
    www.lib.utexas.edu/books/dumble/publications/07/07b390a.html
      • San Saba Co.
    www.lib.utexas.edu/books/dumble/publications/07/07b390a.html
    • Utah
      • Juab Co.
        • East Tintic Mts
          • Tintic District
    various added photos
            • Silver City
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
    • Virginia
      • Alleghany Co.
    MSW collection
    http://tomaszewski.net/Kreigh/Minerals/Seq1250.shtml
        • Farmville District
          • Sprouses Corner
    John Lichtenberger
    Mike Dennis
      • Craig Co.
    Mike Dennis
        • Farmville District
          • Madisonville
    Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
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