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A popular name for pearly and opalescent microcline although some moonstone could be orthoclase, but data are few. Frequently improperly applied to peristerite variety of plagioclase. Antiperthite and anorthoclase may show schiller similar to moonstone and have been lumped together with true moonstone due to lack of a less generic name.
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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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New Locality Added: Gaiteiros Mine, Arcos, Tabuaço, Viseu District, PortugalFrom Rui Nunes, 24th Oct 2014 10:25:12