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Other Names for Moonstone

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:月光石
Spanish:Hecatolita

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No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Localities for Moonstone

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
 
  • Northern Territory
    • Central Desert Region
      • Harts Range (Harts Ranges; Hartz Range; Hartz Ranges)
        • Alcoota Station
NT Mines + personal collecting
NT Mines + personal collecting
        • Mt Riddock Station
NT Mines + personal collecting
  • Queensland
    • Flinders Shire
      • Hughenden
Collection of NHM, Vienna
http://www.austgem.gil.com.au/moonstone.html
Austria
 
  • Lower Austria
    • Wachau
      • Spitz
        • Miesling valley
Collection of Martin Slama
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Styria
    • Packalpe
      • Pack
        • pegmatite outcrops
C.Auer (2014)
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Zillertal
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
        • Zemmgrund
          • Mörchner area
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Upper Austria
    • Linz
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Burma (Myanmar)
 
  • Mandalay Division
    • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
      • Mogok Township
        • Bernardmyo
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
        • Chaung-gyi
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok
        • Kin (Guard Post)
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
        • Kyatpyin North
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
        • Kyauk-Pyat-That
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
          • Sakangyi (Sakhan-gyi)
Praszkier, T. and Sacchi, M. (2012) Huge pocket from Sakangyi, Myamnar. Minerals, the collector's newspaper, #4, 1-7.
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
        • Marble Ark
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
        • Mogok Valley
          • Dattaw Hill
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Themelis, Ted, 2008, Gems and Mines of Mogok.; Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Themelis, Ted, 2008, Gems and Mines of Mogok.; Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
AmMin 89:610–613 (2004)
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
        • Pein-Pyit (Painpyit; Pyan Pyit)
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
China
 
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Kashi Prefecture (Kashgar Prefecture; Qeshqer Prefecture)
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
India
 
  • Jharkhand
    • Hazaribagh District
Richard M. Pearl: "Minerals of India", Mineral Digest, vol. 2.
Richard M. Pearl: "Minerals of India", Mineral Digest, vol. 2.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Toyama Prefecture
        • Nanto City
Many Japanese collectors know this locality
Mexico
 
  • Chihuahua
    • Mun. de Saucillo
Van King
Norway
 
  • Aust-Agder
    • Iveland
      • Rossås (Rosås)
Wilke, H.-J. (1976): Mineral-Fundstellen Band 4: Skandinavien. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, p 34-35
  • Vestfold
    • Larvik
      • Tjølling
        • Ula
Berge, S. A. (1978): Månestein. NAGS-nytt 5 (1),9-10
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Karkonosze Mts (Karkonosze Massif)
      • Jelenia Góra District
ŁAPOT W., SZEŁĘG E., 2003: Moonstone from the Karkonosze pegmatites (the Sudety Mountains, Poland). Miner. Polon., Vol. 34, No 1.
Eligiusz Szełęg private collection
Sri Lanka
 
  • Central Province
    • Ambakotte
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
    • Ratnapura District
http://gemexplorer.org/archives/ratnapura-sri-lanka
Ceylon Aluvial Mine, (Book, Co. 2002)
  • Southern Province
USA
 
  • Alabama
Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
  • California
    • Inyo Co.
      • Amargosa Range
        • Funeral Mts (Funeral Range)
Kunz, George Frederick (1904), Precious stones: Mineral Resources U.S., 1903: 950; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 184.
  • Connecticut
    • Fairfield Co.
Manchester, James G. (1931): The Minerals of New York City and Its Environs. New York Mineralogical Club Bulletin: 3(1): 70.
  • Georgia
    • Forsyth Co.
      • Buford
Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences. Robert Cook GGWRD Bull 92
Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences. Robert Cook GGWRD Bull 92
Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
  • Indiana
Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
  • Nebraska
    • Holt Co.
The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
  • New Mexico
    • Grant Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
    • Sandoval Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
    • Sierra Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 84.
  • North Carolina
U.S Bureau of Mines, Sep 1995
      • Democrat
Wilson,W.F.,and McKenzie,B.J(1978)Mineral Collecting Sites In North Carolina;NCGS Information Circular 24
Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J,1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina,Information Circular 24
      • Bandana
Richard James Jacquot,Jr,2003,Rock,Gem,and Mineral Collecting Sites In Western North Carolina, pg # 46
      • Bryson City Feldspar District
Wilson,W.F,and McKenzie,B.J,1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina,Information Circular 24
    • Yancey Co.
Richard James Jacquot,Jr.,2003,Rock,Gem,and Mineral Collecting Sites In Western Nortn Carolina,pg # 186
  • Rhode Island
    • Washington Co.
      • South Kingstown
Miller, 1972. Minerals of Rhode Island, p.57.
  • Tennessee
Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
  • Virginia
      • Amelia (Amelia Court House)
AmMin 3:27-28 (1918); Arthur A. Pegau (1932) Pegmatite Deposits of Virginia. Virginia Geological Survey; Bulletin 33.
      • Winterham
Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich; Richards, R. P., Kearns, L. E., & Cook, W. R. (1998). Morphology of Chiolite twins from the Morefield mine, Amelia County, Virginia. Canadian mineralogist, 36, 1009-1016.
      • Moneta-Forest
        • Otter Hill
Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    • Hanover Co.
      • Hewlett
Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
  • Wisconsin
    • Marathon Co.
      • Wausau Intrusive Complex
Myers, Paul; Muhan Sood, Louis Berlin & Al Falster (1984) The Wausau Syenite Complex, Central Wisconsin: 30th Annual Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Field Trip #3: 41-42.
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