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Percylite

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Colour:Sky-blueHardness:
Name:After John Percy (1817-1889), English metallurgist.
A Mixture Of:Boleite, Pseudoboleite
This page provides mineralogical data about Percylite.

Classification of Percylite

IMA status:Questionable/Doubtful
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Physical Properties of Percylite

Lustre:Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent
Colour:Sky-blue
Streak:Sky-blue
Hardness (Mohs):

Other Names for Percylite

Other Languages:
German:Percylit
Spanish:Percylita

Other Information

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

References for Percylite

Reference List:

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Brooke (1850) Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science: 36: 131.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 81-82.

Winchell, R.E. & Rouse, R.C. (1974): The mineralogy of the boleite group. The Mineralogical Record, 5, 280-287.

Mineralogical Record (1998): 42.

Burke, Ernest A.J. (2007) A Mass Discreditation of GQN Minerals. Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.

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  • Localities for Percylite

    The 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. ? 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.
    Chile
     
    • Antofagasta Region
      • Antofagasta Province
        • Cerro Palestina
          • Estación Cerro Negro
            • Magallanes district
    Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
    R Munoz collection
        • Sierra Gorda District
          • Caracoles
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 82, 547.
    Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 317.
    • Tarapacá Region
      • El Tamarugal Province
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 60.
    Germany
     
    • North Rhine-Westphalia
      • Ruhr Coal Mining area
        • Essen
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
    Greece
     
    • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
      • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
        • Lavrion District Mines
          • Sounion area
            • Sounion Mines
    Lapis, 24, 7/8 (1999); Kolitsch, U., Rieck, B., Brandstätter, F., Schreiber, F., Fabritz, K. H., Blaß, G. & Gröbner, J. (2014): Neufunde aus dem altem Bergbau und den Schlacken von Lavrion (I). Mineralien-Welt 25 (1), 60-75 (in German).
    Mexico
     
    • Baja California Sur (BC Sur)
      • Mun. de Mulegé
        • Boleo District
          • Santa Rosalía (El Boleo)
    Panczner(1987):92-350.
    • Sonora
      • Mun. de Arizpe
        • Arizpe
    Panczner(1987):83-359.
    USA
     
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampshire Co.
        • Easthampton
    Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
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