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Indicolite

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A variety of Tourmaline

A blue gemmy variety of Tourmaline (usually, but not always, Elbaite)

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Classification of Indicolite

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Other Names for Indicolite

Synonyms:
Aqualite (of Reed)Indigolite
Other Languages:
German:Indigolith
Indicolith
Simplified Chinese:蓝电气石
蓝碧玺
Spanish:Indicolita
Indigolita

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  • Localities for Indicolite

    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.
    Afghanistan
     
    various photographs
      • Chapa Dara District
    Van King
    Rob Lavinsky
    • Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan)
      • Kamdesh District
    Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
      • Wama District (Vama District)
    Joe Freilich specimen
    Australia
     
    • Western Australia
      • Port Hedland Shire
    AmMin 13:457
    Austria
     
    • Carinthia
      • Villach
        • Afritz Mts
          • Gummern
    G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
          • Oswaldiberg
    G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
        • Landskron
          • Landskron castle
    G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
    • Salzburg
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Untersulzbach valley
          • Ascham Alp - Breitfuß - Sonntagskopf area
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    Brazil
     
    • Minas Gerais
      • Doce valley
        • Divino das Laranjeiras
          • Linópolis
    [MinRec 14:235]
        • Itambacuri
    Rob Lavinsky specimen
        • São José da Safira
      • Jequitinhonha Valley
        • Araçuaí (Arassuaí)
          • Jirau
    Rob Lavinsky
        • Coronel Murta
          • Barra de Salinas
    Rock Currier
        • Itinga
          • Monte Belo
          • Taquaral
    White, J., 1990, Zoned Eosphorite from Lavra da Ilha, Taquaral District, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Min. Rec. 21, 418-422.
        • Minas Novas
    Rob Lavinsky
    • Paraíba
      • Borborema mineral province
        • Frei Martinho
          • Quixaba
    Ferreira, A., Ferreira, V. P., Soares, D. R., & Vilarroel-Leo, H. S. (2005). Chemical and mineralogical characterization of elbaites from the Alto Quixaba pegmatite, Seridó province, NE Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 77(4), 729-743.
    Canada
     
    • Nova Scotia
      • Yarmouth Co.
    Hughes, Steven G., "Internal Zonation and Mineralogy of the Brazil Lake Pegmatite", Unpublished B.Sc. Thesis, Saint Mary's University, Augist 1995.
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Central Bohemia Region
    Kutina J. (1944): Nové nálezy nerostů na Říčansku a Jílovsku. Věda přírodní, č. 2, s. 33-41.
      • South Bohemia Region
        • Český Krumlov
    Welser, P. et al.: Lithný pegmatit Nová Ves. Minerál, Special volume, 2007, roč. 15.
        • Písek
    Historic mineral collection National museum of Czech Republic
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • Vysočina Region
    Novák M., Mazuch J. (1987): Nový lithný pegmatit z Dolní Rožínky. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. nat., 72, 257-258.
    Nemec, D. (1989): Chemical composition of tourmalines in pegmatites of the Jihlava massif (western Moravia, Czechoslovakia). Chemie der Erde 49, 317-340.
    Nemec, D. (1982): A pegmatite with lithium mineralization at Radonin, western Moravia. Chemie der Erde 41, 241-253 (in German).
    Novák, M.: Bór obsahující minerály z granitických pegmatitů moldanubika. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1995, roč. 3, s. 164-169.
        • Žďár nad Sázavou
    Novák, M., Houzar, S., Pfeiferová, A.: Přehled mineralogie, petrografie a historie klasické lokality lepidolitového pegmatitu v Rožné u Bystřice nad Pernštejnem, západní Morava. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. geol., 83:3-48.
    P. Pauliš (2001): Nejzajímavější naleziště Moravy a Slezska. Kuttna, Kutná Hora.
    P. Pauliš (2001): Nejzajímavější naleziště Moravy a Slezska. Kuttna, Kutná Hora.
    France
     
    • Lower Normandy
      • Orne
        • Alençon
    P. Devismes : "Atlas photographique des minéraux d'alluvions", BRGM, 1978.
    Germany
     
    • Baden-Württemberg
      • Black Forest
    K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
        • Oberkirch
          • Ottenhöfen
    K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
    • Bavaria
      • Franconia
        • Fichtelgebirge
          • Wunsiedel
            • Göpfersgrün
    F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
      • Lower Bavaria
        • Böbrach
    Grimm, M.C. (1991): Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Pegmatite im Bayerischen Wald, 2: die Verbandsverhältnisse des Turmalinpegmatits Maisried bei Böbrach/Bayerischer Wald. Aufschluss, 42 (3), 179-192.
    • Saxony
      • Erzgebirge
        • Ehrenfriedersdorf
    Thomas, R., and Webster, J.D. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 570-582.
    Hungary
     
    • Fejér Co.
      • Velencei Mtns
        • Sukoró
    Italy
     
    • Lombardy
      • Brescia Province
        • Adamello-Brenta Natural Park
          • Adamello Massif
            • Mt. Foppa
    Pezzotta, Federico and Guastoni, Alessandro, The New Discovery of a LCT Pegmatite in the Adamello Massif, Central Southern Alps, Italy; Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan, Italy.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chubu region
        • Nagano prefecture
    Chishitsu Chousajo (1902)
    Madagascar
     
    • Tuléar Province (Toliara)
      • Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region)
        • Amboasary District
          • Tranomaro Commune
    http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/Special/Pig/PIG_articles/Anjahamiary.pdf
        • Betroka District
          • Isoanala Commune
    Behier, J. (1960): Travaux mineralogiques. In Rapport Annuel du Service Geologique pour 1960. Republique Madagascar, Tananarive. 181-199
    Mexico
     
    • Baja California (Baja California Norte; BC Norte)
      • Mun. de Ensenada
        • Rosa de Castilla
    Pancnzer (1987):165-334.
    Mozambique
     
    • Zambezia Province
      • Alto Ligonha District
    Geotrade Bohemia
    Geotrade Bohemia
    Namibia
     
    • Erongo Region
      • Karibib District
        • Otjua Farm 37
    Stefan Koch
    [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
    Pakistan
     
    • Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)
      • Baltistan
        • Skardu District
          • Haramosh Mts.
            • Chamachhu
    TVM Specimen
    Van King
    Frederic Verrier specimen
    Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 36, Part 1, 1998, pp. 1-47.
    No reference listed
      • Gilgit District
        • Gilgit
    Rob Lavinsky
    Portugal
     
    Rui Nunes collection
      • Sintra
    Galopim de Carvalho, A. M. (2000). Sopas de Pedra I – De Mineralibus. Edições Gradiva.
    Russia
     
    • Urals Region
      • Southern Urals
        • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
          • Plast
            • Kochkar' District
              • Svetlyi
    Igor Savin's data
    Sri Lanka
     
    • Sabaragamuwa Province
      • Ratnapura District
        • Ratnapura
    Ceylon Aluvial Mine, (Book, Co. 2002)
    Sweden
     
    • Södermanland
      • Utö
    d’Andrada, J. B. (1800): Der eigenschaften und kennzeichen einiger neuen fossilien aus Schweden und Norwegen nebst einigen chemischen bemerkungen ueber dieselben. Allgemeines Journal der Chemie 4, 28-39
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cornwall
        • St Agnes District
          • Perranzabuloe
            • Perran St George and Droskyn Mines
              • Perran St George Mine (Perran Great St George Mine; Great St George Mine; Perran St George United Mine)
    Reid, C., Scrivenor, J.B., Flett, J.S., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1906): The Geology of the Country near Newquay. HMSO Publications (London), 131 pp.
          • St Agnes
            • West Wheal Kitty group
    Reid, C., Scrivenor, J.B., Flett, J.S., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1906): The Geology of the Country near Newquay. HMSO Publications (London), 131 pp.
    Reid, C., Scrivenor, J.B., Flett, J.S., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1906): The Geology of the Country near Newquay. HMSO Publications (London), 131 pp.; Golley, P., and Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
    No reference listed
    USA
     
    • California
      • Riverside Co.
        • Cahuilla District
          • Cahuilla
            • Cahuilla Mountain (Coahuila Mtn)
    Kunz, G. F. 1905. Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau bulletin 37: p. 121-22.
            • Juan Diego Flat
    Laurano, A. F., Jr. (1991) Rainbow mine (Juan Diego) case files, 1988 thru 1991: unpublished.
          • Sage
            • Red Mountain
    Rynerson, F. 1967. Exploring and Mining Gems & Gold in the West; Ch. 7, p.47; Ch. 14, p. 118-120: Naturegraph Publishers, Inc., Happy Camp, California.
          • Thomas Mountain [town]
            • Thomas Mountain
    Kunz, G. F. 1905. Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau Bulletin 37: p. 21, 122-123, 171 p.
        • Cooper Canyon District
    Larson, W. F. 2009. Personal thumbnail collection; specimen produced in the late 1960's.
      • San Diego Co.
        • Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District)
          • Oak Grove
            • Aguanga Mountain
    Rynerson, F. J. 1967. Exploring and Mining Gems & Gold in the West; Ch. 17-18, p. 122-126: Naturegraph Publishers, Inc., Happy Camp, California.; Jesse Fisher (2011) Mines and Minerals of the Southern California Pegmatite Province. Rocks & Minerals 86:14-34.
    Ware, J. W. (1935) Gem Mining in San Diego Co., California: Precious Blue Topaz; Gems & Gemology, Vol. I, No. 8, March-April, pages 218-219; 240pp.
        • Banner District
          • Rodriguez Canyon
    Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 188.
        • Mesa Grande District
          • Gem Hill
    Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 104.
    Kunz, G. F. 1905. Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau bulletin 37; pages 133-135.
          • Mesa Grande
    Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: pages 89-91; illus., maps.
    Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 113.
        • Pala District
          • Pala
            • Chief Mountain
              • Elizabeth R. Mine (Hazel W. claim)
    Mroch, W. (2009), The Big Kunzite Find of 2009. Gem and Mineral Exploration Company. Cypress, Orange County, California. December 28th.
            • Hiriart Mountain (Hariat Mtn; Harriot Mtn; Heriart Mtn; Heriot Mtn; Hiriat Hill)
    Swoboda, E. R. 2001. Pala district 1947-48: Unpublished field notes and personal interviews. Swoboda Inc., Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA; 5/2; 8 p.
    Kunz, G. F. 1906. The Production of Precious Stones in 1905. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Division of Mining and Mineral Resources. GPO, Washington: pages 26-27; 40 pp.
    Osborn, P. 2007. Description of the Naylor Rock location and Foitite discovery on Hiriart Mountain by Phil Osborn of Hemet, Riverside Co., California. Personal communication with S. L. Ritchie; 7/27.
            • Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala Mtn; Queen Mtn)
    Swoboda, E. R. 2001. Pala district 1947-48: Unpublished field notes and personal interviews. Swoboda Inc., Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA; 5/2; 8 p.
    Kunz, G. F. 1905. Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau bulletin 37: pages 124-125.
    Sheppard, J. B. (2008), History of the surface prospects and underground mining developments made along the northern portion of the Stewart pegmatite; personal communication with Scott L. Ritchie, San Diego Mining Company (SDMC). June/July.
    San Diego Mining Company (2003)
    Jahns, R. H. and Wright, L. A. 1951. Gem and Lithium-bearing pegmatites of the Pala District, San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines special report 7A.
        • Rincon District
          • Rincon
            • Ditch Mountain
    Hanley, J. B. 1951. Economic Geology of the Rincon Pegmatites, San Diego County, California. Department of Natural Resources, California Division of Mines, Special Report 7B: p 23.
            • Rincon Mountain
    Rogers, A. F. 1910. Minerals From The Pegmatite Veins Of Rincon, San Diego Co., California. Columbia University School Of Mines Quarterly Journal Of Applied Science, Vol. 31 pp. 208-218.
        • Warner Springs District
          • Chihuahua Valley
    Schaller, W. T. 1916. Cassiterite in San Diego County California. Contributions to economic geology, 1915, Part 1. USGS Bulletin: (p. 351-354) 620-p.
    Schaller, Waldemar Theodore (1916), Gems and precious stones: Mineral Resources U.S., 1915, part 2; Department of the Interior, Geological Survey: 856; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 371; Ritchie, S. (2000), History of the Carmelita Gem Mine in the 20th Century. Southern California Gem Industries web publication: July.
    Schaller, Waldemar Theodore (1916d), Cassiterite in San Diego County, California: USGS Bulletin 620: 353; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 371.
          • Warner Springs
    Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 106; illus., maps.
    • Colorado
      • Gunnison Co.
        • Quartz Creek Pegmatite District
    Van King
    Bob Cobban
    • Connecticut
      • Middlesex Co.
        • Haddam
          • Haddam Neck
    Rob Lavinsky
        • Portland
    Rocks & Minerals (1970) 45:443-449
    • Maine
      • Androscoggin Co.
        • Auburn
          • East Mount Apatite District
    No reference listed
          • West Mount Apatite District
    No reference listed
    Rocks and Minerals, (1997) 72:44-48]
      • Cumberland Co.
        • Standish
    P Cristofono collection, 2007
      • Oxford Co.
        • Buckfield
    King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1., V.2
    Gary Powell
        • Hebron
    No reference listed
        • Newry
    King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2, with updates by Van King
    King, V. T., 2006, Minerals of Halls Ridge and Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain, Newry, ... Maine, Mineral News, v. 22(6): p. 1-3.
        • Paris
    No reference listed
        • Rumford
    A. Plante, personal knowledge.
      • Sagadahoc Co.
        • Georgetown
    No reference listed
        • Topsham
    King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden Co.
        • Blandford
    "Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
      • Hampshire Co.
        • Goshen
    "Western Massachusetts Mineral Localites" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
        • Huntington (Norwich)
    Shaub (1954)
    • New Hampshire
      • Carroll Co.
        • Wakefield
    Meyers & Stewart (1956). The Geology of NH: Part III Minerals and Mines. p.76
      • Cheshire Co.
    Meyers & Stewart, 1956. Geology of NH, Part III
        • Marlow
        • Walpole
    Meyers & Stewart, 1956. Geology of NH, Part III
    • South Dakota
      • Lawrence Co.
        • Tinton pegmatite District
    SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"
    SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"
      • Pennington Co.
        • Keystone District
          • Keystone
    Rob Lavinsky specimens
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