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Demantoid

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Named by Nils Gustaf Nordenskiøld from the archaic German word "Demant" which means "diamond" in allusion to its very high brilliance resembling that of diamond.
A variety of Andradite

Garnet group.

A green variety of Andradite.
Originally described from Telyanskai River, Kemennya Teliyana, Nizhne-Tagil'skoye (Mednorudyanskoye) Cu Deposit, Nizhnii Tagil, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Urals Region, Russia.

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Classification of Demantoid

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Simplified Chinese:翠榴石

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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.

Internet Links for Demantoid

Specimens:
The following Demantoid specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Demantoid

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.
Afghanistan
 
Rob Lavinsky specimen
Argentina
 
  • Mendoza
    • Malargüe Department
      • Morro de Yeso
Dr. Jorge Dascal and Gunnar Farber specimens
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Chaudière-Appalaches
      • Les Appalaches RCM
        • Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine
Amabili, M., Spertini, F., Auguste, M. B., and Bonin, G., (2009) Famous Mineral Localities: The Lac D'Amiante Mine, Back Lake, Thetford Mines, Quebec. Mineralogical Record 40(4) 297-304.
www.alpinegems.net
China
 
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Tacheng Prefecture (Tarbaghatay Prefecture)
        • Tuoli Co. (Toli Co.)
          • Sartohay (Sartokay; Sartuohai; Saertuohai)
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
France
 
  • Rhône-Alpes
    • Isère
      • Vizille
        • Chamrousse
Demargne M. (2014) : L'andradite demantoïde de Chamrousse, isère. Le règne minéral N° 114, pp 21-27
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Münchberg Metamorphic complex
        • Oberkotzau
          • Wurlitz
F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt (Hof), 1984
        • Zell
F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd ed., Oberfränkische Verlagsanstalt (Hof), 1984
  • Hesse
    • Dillenburg District
      • Hirzenhain
S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Iran
 
  • Kerman Province
    • Baft District
Gems and Gemology, Volume 38, Issue 1
  • West Azarbaijan Province (West Azerbaijan Province)
    • Takab (Takan Tepe)
Vachik Hairapetian Collection
Italy
 
  • Aosta Valley
    • Emarese
Del Caldo A.,Moro C.,Gramaccioli C.M.,Boscardin M.-Guida ai Minerali-Fratelli Fabbri Editori (1973)
C.M. Gramaccioli (1975)-Minerali alpini e Prealpini-Edizioni Atlas Bergamo
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valtellina
No reference listed
          • Lanterna Valley
            • Lanzada
Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp. Domenico Preite Collection & Photo
              • Campo Franscia (Franscia)
De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol.
              • Scerscen Valley
Tabacchi, C. (1972) Le cave di amianto abbandonate in località Vallone di Scerscen (Val Malenco, Sondrio). Notizie Gr. Mineral. Lomb., 4, 88-89.
Gramaccioli, C.M. (1962) I minerali valtellinesi nella raccolta di Pietro Sigismund. Ed. privata, Milano, 179 pp. Bedognè, F. (1970) Località di ritrovamento dei demantoidi. In: Boscardin, M., De Michele, V., Scaini, G. Itinerari mineralogici della Lombardia. Ed. Museo Civ. St. Nat. e Soc. It. Sci. Nat., Milano, 86-88. Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (1993) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio: Valmalenco. Bettini, Sondrio, 275 pp.
De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol. ; Giovanni Scapin specimen
  • Piedmont
    • Torino Province
      • Lanzo Valleys
        • Ala Valley
          • Balme
            • Mussa Alp (Pian della Mussa; Piano della Mussa; La Mussa; Lamussa)
Gramaccioli, C.M. (1975). Minerali alpini e prealpini. Istituto Italiano Edizioni Atlas, Bergamo, 2 vol.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kanto Region
      • Saitama Prefecture
        • Chichibu City
          • Ohtaki-mura
            • Nakatsugawa
Specimens on sale at TIMA show, Tokyo, 2012.
Madagascar
 
  • Antsiranana Province
    • Diana Region (Northern Region)
      • Ambanja District
        • Maherivaratra Commune
          • Antetezambato (Tetezambato)
Pezzotta, F. (2009). Demantoide e Topazolite: nuovo ritrovamento in Madgascar. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, n.3-2009, 198-200; Pezzotta, F. (2010): Demantoid und Topazolith aus Antetezambato, Nordmadagaskar. Lapis, 35 (10), 31-39; 90; Hintze, J. (2010): Eine Reise zu den Demantoiden von Antetezambato. Lapis, 35 (10), 40-43 (in German).
Mexico
 
  • Veracruz
    • Mun. de Tatatila
      • Piedra Parada (Piedras Parado)
Jordi Fabre photo
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Karibib District
Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2007): Namibia. Mineralien und Fundstellen. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag, Haltern, 856 pp. (in German)
Rob Lavinsky
Locker, H. (2011): Mineraliensammeln im Urlaub: Grün ist die Hoffung: Auf der Suche nach Demantoiden in Namibia. Lapis 36 (12): 26-29
Manfred Lehrl (pers. comm. to U. Kolitsch, 2011)
Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2007): Namibia. Mineralien und Fundstellen. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag, Haltern, 856 pp. (in German)
      • Usakos
Min Rec 29:140
    • Omaruru District
Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, pp 451 (in English).
Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 451 pp (in English).
Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 451 pp (in English).
Pakistan
 
  • Balochistan (Baluchistan)
José Zendrera collection
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug
      • Koryakskoe plateau
http://geo.web.ru/druza/l-Tamvatnei.htm; http://www.pegmatite.ru/
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Kovdor Massif
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
        • Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk)
Sehrig, M. (2008): Lapis 33 (11), 32-35.
        • Nizhnii Tagil
          • Kamennaya Telyana
No reference listed
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Ufaley District (Ufalei District)
          • Korkodin
[MinRec 32:42]
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
Duda, Rejl, Slivka: "Mineralien", 1991
Spain
 
  • Extremadura
    • Badajoz
      • Burguillos del Cerro
  • Galicia
    • A Coruña (La Coruña)
      • Herbeira ultramafic massif
        • Cariño
Madon, M., Gil, J.I., Via, J. and Girardeau, J. (1991). Characterization and thermodynamic properties of andradite, Ca3Fe2Si3O12. American Mineralogist, 76:1249-1260.
Sri Lanka
 
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
    • Ratnapura District
      • Ratnapura
Ceylon Aluvial Mine, (Book, Co. 2002)
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Poschiavo Valley
      • Poschiavo (Puschlav)
        • Selva
Romani E. (2000): Andar per cristalli - Tesori nascosti. Centro studi del Museo mineralogico naturalistico di Bormio, 151 p.
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Geisspfad area
found by FdW
    • Zermatt - Saas Fee area
      • Matt Valley
        • Zermatt
          • Findel glacier (Findeln glacier; Findelen glacier) area
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 38-39
      • Saas Valley
        • Saas Fee
          • Fee Glacier
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 38
Ref.: Stalder, H. A., de Quervain, F., Niggli, E., Graeser, St., Die Mineralfunde der Schweiz, (1973), p. 321
Tajikistan
 
  • Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan (Viloyati Badakhshoni Kuni)
[MinRec 32:42]
  • Viloyati Sogd (Viloyati Sughd; Viloyati Khodzhent; Viloyati Leninabad)
    • Kuraminskii Range
USA
 
  • California
    • San Benito Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
www.mineralsocal.org
          • New Idria
[www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
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