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Mendig, Eifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
© Saul Krotki 2006
|System:||Tetragonal||Colour:||yellow, greenish brown, ...|
|Hardness:||5 - 5½|
|Synonym of:||Melilite Group|
Melilite was originally described in 1796 from Capo di Bove, Alban Hills, Rome Province, Latium, Italy. The name refers to a group of minerals (melilite group) with chemically similar composition.
References for Melilite
Joesten, R. (1974) Pseudomorphic replacement of melilite by idocrase in a zoned calc-silicate skarn. Christmas Mountains, Big Bend region, Texas. American Mineralogist: 5: 694-699.
Deer, W.A., R.A. Howie, J. Zussman (1997), Rock Forming Minerals: 1B, 285-334.
Internet Links for Melilite
Localities for Melilite
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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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Locality Updated: Darwin District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USAFrom Chester S. Lemanski, Jr., 10th Mar 2014 21:12:42