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Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA
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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
|Explanation of status:||Being a mixture of two minerals, it is not a valid species name.|
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Other Names for Turgite
|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
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
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(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.
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