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Chlorastrolite

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Name:
Green star stone. First discovered on Isle Royale, Lake Superior by C. T. Jackson and J. D. Whitney in 1847.
A variety of Pumpellyite-(Mg)

Chatoyant and generally exhibits a distinctive and attractive mosaic or segmented pattern, sometimes referred to as "turtleback". State gemstone of Michigan.
Originally described from Isle Royale National Park, Lake Superior, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA.

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Classification of Chlorastrolite

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

References for Chlorastrolite

Reference List:
Norman King Huber(1975)
The geologic story of Isle Royale National Park.
United States Geological Survey Bulletin 1309

Internet Links for Chlorastrolite

Localities for Chlorastrolite

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
USA
 
  • Michigan
    • Houghton Co.
      • Hancock
      • Ripley
USGS PP144
    • Keweenaw Co.
      • Central
Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
      • Copper Harbor
        • Mosquito District
Personally collected by Paul Brandes in 2013
      • Delaware
Bornhorst & Rose (1994) Self-guided geological field trip to the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. Institute Lake Superior Geology proceedings vol 40 part 2
      • Lake Superior
USGS Bull 1309
Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
      • Mandan
Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
      • Phoenix
self collected at site, and verified through red metal minerals
Yalmer Primeau collection
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