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Blue Quartz

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A variety of Quartz

An opaque to translucent, blue variety of quartz, owing its colour to inclusions, commonly of fibrous magnesioriebeckite or crocidolite. The color may be caused by the color of the included minerals or by Rayleigh scattering of light at microscopic inclusions.
The term is sometimes also used for massive quartzite with inclusions of blue minerals.


Classification of Blue Quartz

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Other Names for Blue Quartz

Name in Other Languages:
German:Blauquarz

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 Blue Quartz

Reference List:
Jayaraman, N. (1939). The cause of colour of the blue quartzes of the charnockites of South India and the Champion Gneiss and other related rocks of Mysore. In Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A (Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 265-285). Indian Academy of Sciences.

Pacns, J. B. (1988). Origin and significance of blue coloration in quartz from Llano rhyolite (llanite), north-central Llano County, Texas. American Mineralogist, 73, 313-323.

Internet Links for Blue Quartz

Localities for Blue Quartz

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
Ramdohr, P. (1950): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 2(4), 291-333; Spry, P.G., Plimer, I.R., and Teale, G.S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 223-241.
  • South Australia
    • Olary Province
      • Radium Hill area
www.pir.sa.gov.au
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Abtenau
      • Seydegg
A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
      • Webing
A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
    • Golling
      • Grabenbach area
A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
      • Grubach
DOHT, R. & HLAWATSCH, C. (1913): Über einen ägirinähnlichen Pyroxen und den Krokydolit vom Mooseck bei Golling, Salzburg. Verh. k.k. geol. Reichanst., 1913, 79–95.
  • Styria
    • Bad Aussee
      • Wienern
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
    • Jequitinhonha valley
      • Itinga
www.wrightsrockshop.com/gallery/southamerican/southamerican2.htm
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Nipissing District
collected by Coralee Sisel
Colombia
 
Daniel S. Yunis specimen
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
 
  • Katanga (Shaba)
    • Katanga Copper Crescent
www.asahi-net.or.jp/~UG7S-KTU/e_bqrz2.htm
Italy
 
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Bologna province
      • San Clemente
        • Sillaro Valley
J F Carpenter
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Primorskiy Kray
      • Kavalerovo Mining District
        • Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche)
www.wrightsrockshop.com/gallery/gallery19/gallery_19.htm
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Málaga
www.trinityminerals.com/sm/blueqtz.shtml
- Romero Silva JC (2003. Minerales y Rocas de la provincia de Malaga. Edited by CEDMA. Malaga County Council. 318 pag. 1map. - Mineralogical Record (1996). Blue quartz from Antequera-Olvera ophite. Vol 27, nº2. by Juan Carlos Romero Silva - Josep Sanchez-Lafuente Mariol specimens and powder XRD.
  • Valencian Community
    • Alicante
Casanova Honrubia, Juan Miguel & Canseco Caballé, Manuel, 2002, Minerales de la Comunidad Valenciana : 237 p. Ed. Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo. Alicante
      • Orihuela
Casanova Honrubia, Juan Miguel & Canseco Caballé, Manuel, 2002, Minerales de la Comunidad Valenciana : 237 p. Ed. Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo. Alicante
    • Castellón
      • Altura
Adrian Pesudo collection
Sweden
 
  • Härjedalen
    • Överhogdal
www.geology.neab.net/minerals/quartz.htm
  • Västerbotten
www.geology.neab.net/minerals/quartz.htm
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Calanda
      • Taminser Calanda
Bächtiger K. (1986): Der alte Goldbergbau an der «Goldenen Sonne» am Calanda bei Chur. Bergknappe 38, 2-14.
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 328.
    • Vorderrhein Valley
      • Punteglias Valley
Weibel, M. et al (1990): Die Mineralien der Schweiz.
Tanzania
 
  • Morogoro Region
    • Uluguru Mts (Uruguru Mts)
      • Morogoro
Hintze, J. (2010): Safari njema - Afrikanisches Tagebuch (I): Die gelben Danburite von Morogoro inTansania. Lapis 35 (3), 25-28 (in German); Radl, W. & Weiß, S. (2010): Gelber Danburit - ein neuer Edelstein von Morogoro in Tansania. Lapis 35 (3), 28-31 (in German).
UK
 
  • Scotland
    • North West Highlands
      • Assynt
        • Loch Assynt
Paul Render
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Dragoon Mts
        • Johnny Lyon Hills
          • Tres Alamos Wash
rolf luetcke
  • Georgia
Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    • Lincoln Co.
Georgia Mineral Society
  • Maine
    • Hancock Co.
      • Verona Island
        • Verona Island
Morrill and Hinckley, 1959. Maine Mines and Minerals vol.2
  • Maryland
    • Washington Co.
Ostrander, C. W. & W. E. Price (1940) Minerals of Maryland: Natural History Society of Maryland , 92 p.
  • Massachusetts
    • Berkshire Co.
Emerson, B. K. (1899). Geology of Eastern Berkshire County, Mass. (USGS Bulletin 159).
    • Essex Co.
Gleba, 1978: MA Mineral and Fossil Localities
Palache, 1950. Fayalite at Rockport, Massachusetts. AmMin 35:877-881
        • Rockport Granite Company quarries
Palache, Charles (1950): Fayalite at Rockport, Massachusetts. (American Mineralogist 35:877-881).
    • Franklin Co.
      • Leverett
Emerson, B. K. (1895): A Mineralogical Lexicon of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties, Massachusetts (USGS Bulletin 126).
    • Middlesex Co.
P Cristofono collection, 2007
      • Woburn
P Cristofono collection, 2007
    • Norfolk Co.
      • Quincy
P Cristofono collection 2010
    • Plymouth Co.
Robinson, S. 1825: A Catalogue of American Minerals, with Their Localities
Robinson, S. 1825: A Catalogue of American Minerals, with Their Localities
Robinson, Samuel (1825): A Catalogue of American Minerals, with Their Localities, p. 66.
  • Montana
    • Granite Co.
      • Red Lion District
www.deq.state.mt.us/AbandonedMines/linkdocs/techdocs/66tech.asp
  • New Hampshire
    • Grafton Co.
      • Groton
Harvard Mineralogical Museum
  • New Jersey
    • Morris Co.
      • Rockaway Township
        • Hibernia
Collected 2010- David S. Bernstein
  • North Carolina
Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
U.S Bureau of Mines/Spatial Data from the Minerals System/Mineral Industry Location System(Mas/Mils)CD-Rom,Sep,1995
Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J,1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina,Information Circular 24
U.S Bureau of Mines/Spatial Data from the Minerals System/Mineral Industry Location System(Mas/Mils)CD-Rom,Sep,1995
U.S Bureau of Mines/Spatial Data from the Minerals System/Mineral Industry Location System(Mas/Mils)CD-Rom,Sep,1995
U.S Bureau of Mines/Spatial Data from the Minerals System/Mineral Industry Location System(Mas/Mils)CD-Rom,Sep,1995
Wilson,W.F and McKenzie, B.J , 1978, Mineral Collecting Sites In North Carolina, Information Circular 24
      • Hulls Crossroads
Zeitner,J.C,1968,Appalachian Mineral and Gem Trails
U.S Bureau of Mines/Spatial Data from the Minerals System/Mineral Industry Location System(Mas/Mils)CD-Rom,Sep,1995
      • Rutherfordton
Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J,1978,Mineral Collecting Sites In North Carolina,Information Circular 24
Genth,F.A.,and Kerr,W.C.,(1881)Minerals and Mineral Localities of North Carolina
Genth,F.A and Kerr,W.C,1881,Minerals and Mineral Localities of North Carolina,Geologic Survey
    • Vance Co.
      • Hamme Tungsten District
        • Tungsten
Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J.,1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina
Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
U.S Bureau of Mines/Spatial Data from the Minerals System/Mineral Industry Location System(Mas/Mils)CD-Rom,Sep,1995
  • Pennsylvania
Mineralogy of Chester County, W.W. Jefferis 1854 Spec. Rep. No. 2
      • Wallace Township
Alfredo Petrov specimen
Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    • Montgomery Co.
      • Upper Moreland Township
        • Willow Grove
Weissman unpublished observations
  • Tennessee
Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
  • Texas
AmMin 73:313-323 (1988)
M. Zolensky, "Origin and significance of blue coloration in quartz from Llano rhyolite (llanite), north-central Llano County, Texas" American Mineralogist, Vol 73, pp 313-323, 1988
  • Vermont
    • Windham Co.
P. Cristofono collection
  • Virginia
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
      • Hillsboro
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    • Amelia Co.
      • Amelia (Amelia Court House)
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    • Amherst Co.
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    • Bedford Co.
      • Moneta-Forest
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    • Culpeper Co.
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    • Fairfax Co.
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
      • Falls Church
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
www.cst.cmich.edu/users/dietr1rv/gemrxAppA.htm:Fullagar,P.D and Odom,A.L.,1973,Geochronology of Precambrian Gneisses In The Blue Ridge Province Of Northwestern North Carolina And In Adjacent Parts Of Virginia And Tennessee:Geological Society of America Bulletin,v.84,p.3065-3080
    • Goochland Co.
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
      • Montpelier
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
      • Blue Knob
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    • Nelson Co.
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Mike Dennis
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
    • Spotsylvania Co.
      • Brokenburg
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
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