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Fuchsite

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Formula:
K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Name:
Named in 1842 by Karl F. Emil von Schafhäutl in honor of Johann Nepomuk von Fuchs [May 15, 1774 Mattenzell, near Bremberg, Lower Bavaria, Germany - March 5, 1856 Munich, Germany] professor of chemistry and mineralogy at University of Landshut and curator of the mineralogy collection.
A variety of Muscovite

Greenish variety of muscovite, high in chromium (trivalent Cr replaces Al in the crystal structure). Note that trivalent V can also cause a greenish colour in muscovite (cf. roscoelite).

Originally reported from Schwarzenstein Mt., Zemmgrund, Ziller valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria.

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Classification of Fuchsite

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Chemical Properties of Fuchsite

Formula:
K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
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Other Information

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 Fuchsite

Reference List:
T. C. Devaraju and K. S. Anantha Murthy (1978) Mineralogy of the fuchsites from Gattihosahalli, Karnataka State —Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Earth and Planetary Sciences, 87, 255-261.

Internet Links for Fuchsite

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

Localities for Fuchsite

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