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A variety of Clinozoisite

A pink, Mn3+-bearing variety of clinozoisite. Much so-called thulite is actually clinothulite. Compare thulite.

Classification of Clinothulite URL:
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Occurrences of Clinothulite

Geological Setting:
Frequently found in granite pegmatite, such as in Mitchell and Yancey Counties, North Carolina (Richard C. Erd, U. S. Geological Survey, 1996, unpublished data).

Physical Properties of Clinothulite


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 Clinothulite

Reference List:
Rocks & Minerals, July 2001.

Internet Links for Clinothulite

The following Clinothulite specimens are currently listed for sale on

Localities for Clinothulite

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.
Czech Republic
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Čáslav (Tschaslau)
Ray and Alvin Schortmann
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valtellina
        • Malenco Valley
          • Chiesa in Valmalenco
  • Kyushu Region
    • Fukuoka Prefecture
      • Iizuka City
Alfredo Petrov specimen
  • Fianarantsoa Province
    • Amoron'i Mania Region
      • Ambatofinandrahana District
        • Mangatabohangy Commune
Jean Chervet collection
  • Madrid
  • New Hampshire
    • Hillsborough Co.
      • Amherst
P Cristofono collection, 2008
  • North Carolina
Pink Zoisite and Clinozoisite from Pegmatites of the Central and Southern Appalachians,Rocks and Minerals, July,2001
      • Bandana
various added photos
Richard C. Erd, US. Geological Survey unpublished data
      • Spruce Pine District
        • Penland
Richard C. Erd, US. Geological Survey unpublished data
        • Spruce Pine
Richard C. Erd, US. Geological Survey unpublished data
Richard C. Erd, U.S. Geological Survey
Richard C. Erd, U.S. Geological Survey
    • Yancey Co.
      • Spruce Pine District
        • Burnsville
          • Hurricane Mountain
Richard C. Erd, US. Geological Survey unpublished data
        • Celo
          • Micaville
Richard C. Erd, US. Geological Survey unpublished data
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