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Petalite

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Formula:
LiAl(Si4O10)
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Colourless, white, grey, ...
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
Name:
From the Greek "petalon" for leaf, in allusion to the perfect basal cleavage.

Classification of Petalite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
9.EF.05

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
F : Single nets with 6-membered rings, connected by M[4], M[8], etc.
72.6.1.1

72 : PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
6 : Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with tetrahedral Al cross-linking
16.1.1

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
1 : Aluminosilicates of Li
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Type Occurrence of Petalite

Year of Discovery:
1800

Occurrences of Petalite

Geological Setting:
Lithium-rich pegmatites.

Physical Properties of Petalite

Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent, Translucent
Comment:
Pearly on cleavage {001}
Colour:
Colourless, white, grey, pink
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
Perfect on {001}
poor on {201}
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
2.412 - 2.422 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.4 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Petalite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P2/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.737Å, b = 5.171Å, c = 7.63Å
β = 112.54°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 2.27 : 1 : 1.476
Unit Cell Volume:
V 427.71 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Tabular or elongated
Twinning:
Common on {001}, lamellar

Optical Data of Petalite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.504 nβ = 1.510 nγ = 1.516
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.012
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
r > v weak

Chemical Properties of Petalite

Formula:
LiAl(Si4O10)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Mg,Fe,Na,Ca,K,H2O

Relationship of Petalite to other Species

9.EF.10SanborniteBa2(Si4O10)
9.EF.15SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)
9.EF.20SilinaiteNaLiSi2O5 · 2H2O
9.EF.25KanemiteNaHSi2O5 · 2H2O
9.EF.30Yakovenchukite-(Y)K3NaCaY2[Si12O30] · 4H2O
16.1.2SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
16.1.3EucryptiteLiAlSiO4
16.1.4VirgiliteLiAlSi2O6
16.1.5Cookeite(Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
16.1.6BikitaiteLiAlSi2O6 · H2O
16.1.7LunijianlaiteLi0.7Al6.2(AlSi7O20)(OH,O)10
16.1.8SwineforditeLi(Al,Li,Mg)4((Si,Al)4O10)2(OH,F)4 · nH2O
16.1.9Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
16.1.13Clino-holmquistite Root Name☐{Li2}{Z32+Z23+}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
16.1.14Magnesioholmquistite
16.1.15BityiteLiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
16.1.16SogdianiteK(□,Na)2Li3(Zr,Fe,Ti)2[Si12O30]
16.1.17SugiliteK(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]

Other Names for Petalite

Name in Other Languages:
Dutch:Petaliet
Italian:Petalite
Latin:Castor
Low Saxon:Petalit
Polish:Petalit
Portuguese:Petalita
Simplified Chinese:透锂长石
Ukrainian:Петаліт

Other Information

Thermal Behaviour:
Thermoluminescent
Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.
Industrial Uses:
Lithium ore

References for Petalite

Reference List:
Dana, E.S. (1892) Dana's system of mineralogy, (6th edition), 311-312.

Deer, W.A., R.A. Howie, and J. Zussman (1963) Rock-forming minerals, vol. 4, framework silicates: 271-275.

Tagai, T., H. Ried, W. Joswig, and M. Korekawa (1982) Kristallgraphische Untersuchungen eines Petalits mittels Neutronenbeugung und Transmissionelektronenmikroskopie. Zeits. Krist., 160, 159-170 (in German with English abstract).

Černý, P. and D. London (1983) Crystal chemistry and stablity of petalite. Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 31: 81-96.

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie (1991): 197: 27-40.

Internet Links for Petalite

Specimens:
The following Petalite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Petalite

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.
Afghanistan
 
  • Laghman Province (Lagman Province; Nuristan)
    • Alingar District (Alinghar District)
Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110.
    • Mihtarlam District
Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110.
  • Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan)
    • Du Ab District
      • Nilaw-Kolum pegmatite field
Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
    • Kamdesh District
Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
Angola
 
  • Namibe Province
    • Giraul pegmatite field
Antonio Olimpio Gonçalves, Joan Carles Melgarejo, Pura Alfonso Abella (2009) SEQUENCE OF CRYSTALLISATION OF PEGMATITES: THE ANGOLA CASE. Estudos Geológicos v. 19 (2), pp 35-39
Argentina
 
  • Salta
    • Nevados de Palermo
      • El Quemado District
Galliski, M. A., & Černý, P. (2006). Geochemistry and structural state of columbite-group minerals in granitic pegmatites of the Pampean Ranges, Argentina. The Canadian Mineralogist, 44(3), 645-666.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Coolgardie Shire
Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
    • Dundas Shire
      • Norseman
M. Jacobson, M. Calderwood, B. Grguric; Pegmaites of Western Australia; (Perth 2007)
Brazil
 
  • Bahia
    • Brumado (Bom Jesus dos Meiras)
      • Serra das Éguas
Rob Lavinsky, Martins da Piedra, Rafael Hernandes Correa-Silva, and John Sobolewski specimens
  • Minas Gerais
    • Doce valley
      • São José da Safira
CanMin 38: 1399-1408 (2000)
    • Jequitinhonha Valley
Rob Lavinsky
      • Itinga
        • Monte Belo
[MinRec 12:74]; Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
        • Taquaral
          • Piauí valley
Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
Quéméneur, J., & Lagache, M. (1999). Comparative study of two pegmatitic fields from Minas Gerais, Brazil, using rubidium and cesium content of the micas and feldspars. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 29(1), 27-32.
  • Rio Grande do Norte
    • Borborema mineral province
      • Equador
http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/parabariomicrolite.pdf.; Canadian Mineralogist (1986): 24: 655-663.
Burma (Myanmar)
 
  • Shan State
    • Kyaukme District
      • Momeik Township
Themelis, Ted, 2008, Gems and Mines of Mogok.
          • Khetchel village (Cache village; Khat Che village)
Andreas Ertl, John M. Hughes, Stefan Prowatke, Thomas Ludwig, Franz Brandstätter, Wilfried Körner, and M. Darby Dyar (2007): Tetrahedrally coordinated boron in Li-bearing olenite from “mushroom” tourmaline from Momeik, Myanmar. Can. Mineral. 45, 891-899.
Maung Kyaw Khaing Win (2003): A study on gemstone occurrences of Molo District, Momeik Township, Shan State. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis, University of Yangon, Department of Geology.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Revelstoke Mining Division
      • Revelstoke
DIXON,A., CEMPIREK, J. & GROAT, L.A. (2014) Mineralogy and geochemistry of pegmatites on Mount Begbie, British Columbia. Canadian Mineralogist 52, 129-164.
  • Manitoba
Canadian Mineralogist: 40: 1339-1345.
    • Lac-du-Bonnet area
      • Bernic Lake
Bull. Minéral. , 1984, 107, pp. 369-384.; Econ Geol (1995) 90:658-675
Phillips, K. A. (1978) Minerals of Manitoba: Vol 1 Nonmetallic and pegmatic. Manitoba Mineral Resources Division Educational Series 78/1.
Econ Geol (1995) 90:658-675
MinRec 32:416; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.51; Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp, 625-640 (1978)
CAMACHO, A., BAADSGAARD, H., DAVIS, D.W., ČERNY, P. (2012) Radiogenic isotope systematics of the Tanco and Siverleaf granitic pegmatites; Winnipeg River pegmatite district, Manitoba, Canadian Mineralogist 50, 1775-1792.
    • Red Cross Lake
Xianjue Wang, Xiaolin Xiong, and Cerny, P. (2002): Geochimica 5, 481-486.; Černý, O., Teertstra, D.K., Chapman, R., Selway, J.B., Hawthorne, F.C., Ferreira, K., Chackowsky, L.E., Wang, X.J. & and Meintzer, R.E. (2012); Černý, P., Teertstra, D. K., Chapman, R., Selway, J. B., Hawthorne, F. C., Ferreira, K., ... & Meintzer, R. E. (2012). Extreme Fractionation And Deformation Of The Leucogranite–Pegmatite Suite At Red Cross Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Iv. Mineralogy. The Canadian Mineralogist, 50(6), 1839-1875.
  • Ontario
    • Kenora District
      • Lake of the Woods
Traill, R. J. (1980) Catalog of Canadian Minerals: Revised 1980. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 80-18.
      • Pakeagama Lake Area
Andrew G. Tindle, Fred W. Breaks and Julie B. Selway (2002) Tourmaline in petalite-subtype granitic pegmatites; evidence of fractionation and contamination from the Paleagama Lake and Separation Lake areas of northwestern Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Mineralogist 40:753-78; Ontario MDI Number: MDI53C11SW00003
      • Paterson Lake Area
Pedersen, J. C. P.Geo., and Bubar, D. S.,(2002) Mineralogy and Zonation of the Big Whopper Pegmatite, Separation Rapids area, Kenora, Ontario Proceedings Volume of the Institute on Lake Superior Geology Vol 48 pp 34-35
Tindle, A.G. & Breaks, F.W. (1998) Oxide minerals of the Separation Rapids rare-element granitic pegmatite group, northwestern Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist, 36, 609-635. Tindle, A.G., Breaks, F.W. and Webb, P.C. (1998) Wodginite-group minerals from the Separation Rapids Rare-Element Granitic Pegmatite Group, northwestern Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist, 36, 637-658. Kenora District Monthly Activity Summary, March 2001; http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/MNDM/MINES/resgeol/kenora/reports/2001/march.htm
      • Root Lake pegmatite group
        • Root Lake Area
Tindle, A. G., Selway, J. B. & Breaks, F. W. (2005): Liddicoatite and associated species from the McCombe spodumene-subtype rare-element granitic pegmatite, northwestern Ontario, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 43, 769-793.
[AmMin 84:992]; Tindle, A.G., Breaks, F.W., and Selway, J.B. (2002) Tourmaline in petalite-subtype gramitic pegmatites: evidence of fractionation and contamination from Pakeagama Lake and Separation Lake areas of northwestern Ontario, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 753-788.
      • Treelined Lake Area
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Number: MDI52L08SW00025
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • Abitibi RCM
        • La Corne
Sabina, A.P. (2003): Rocks & Minerals for the collector; Kirkland Lake - Rouyn-Noranda - Val d'Or, Ontario & Quebec. GSC Misc. Report 77, 169p.
China
 
  • Hubei Province
    • Xianning Prefecture
      • Tongcheng Co.
Yuyu Zhang and Rubo Zhang (2008): Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology 29(3), 37-40
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Aletai Prefecture (Altay Prefecture)
        • Fuyun Co. (Koktokay Co.)
          • Koktokay pegmatite field (Keketuohai pegmatite field)
            • Altay Mine
Tianren Zou, Xiangchen Zhang, Fuyi Jia, Rucong Wang, Huizhi Cao, and Boqing Wu (1986): Mineral Deposits 5(4), 34-48; Huanzhang Lu, Zhonggang Wang, and Yuansheng Li (1997): Chinese Journal of Geochemistry 16(1), 43-52
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • South Bohemia Region
      • Český Krumlov
Welser, P. et al.: Lithný pegmatit Nová Ves. Minerál, Special volume, 2007, roč. 15.
        • Rožmberk nad Vltavou
Vrána, S.: Otázka dohledání lokality petalit-spodumenového pegmatitu u Rožmberka nad Vltavou. Minerál, 2013, roč. 21, č. 5, s. 429-430.
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Vysočina Region
      • Jihlava (Iglau)
Staněk, J.: Příspěvky k mineralogii některých západomoravských pegmatitů. Časopis Moravského musea v Brně, 1952, roč. 37, s. 112-125.;
Egypt
 
  • Red Sea Governorate
    • Eastern Desert
Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Ethiopia
 
  • Sidamo-Borana Province
    • Kenticha pegmatite field
Küster, D. et al. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 723-750.
Finland
 
  • Southern Finland Region
    • Heinola
Mattila, E:, 1983 Rakokivenmäen Sn-Li-pitoisen pegmatiittijuonen kairaus. Rautaruukki oy. Raportti OU/83
    • Tammela
Vesasalo, A. (1959): On the petalite occurrences of Tammela, SW-Finland. C. R. Soc. Géol. Finlande. 31, 59-74
  • Southwestern Finland Region
    • Somero
Wilke, H.-J. (1976): Mineral-Fundstellen Band 4: Skandinavien. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, (p.295)
France
 
  • Limousin
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Ambazac
Guide geologique de la Haute Vienne, musee municipal de Limoges, Limoges, 1967
      • Saint-Sylvestre
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/jeldemine/liste%20mineraux%20sud.html
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Elba Island
        • Campo nell'Elba
Mineralogical Record, 16 (5), 353-363.
Alessandro Genazzani collection
Barsotti, G., & Nannoni, R. (2006). Rocce, minerali e miniere delle isole dell'Arcipelago Toscano. Pacini editore, 152 pp.
              • Podere Liborio
F.Pezzotta, M.Lorenzoni (2008) "Bismuto Nativo: prima segnalazione nelle pegmatiti elbane " Rivista Mineralogica Italiana N.2, 2008
A. Beithaupt (1846) - Neue Mineralien: Kastor und Pollux - Poggend. An., 69: 436-439.
F. Pezzotta, F.C. Hawthorne, M.A. Cooper, D.K. Teerstra (1996) - Fibrous foitite from S. Piero in Campo, Elba, Italy. - Canad. Min., 34: 741-744.
P.Pezzotta confirm
          • Sant'Ilario in Campo
Barsotti, G., & Nannoni, R. (2006). Rocce, minerali e miniere delle isole dell'Arcipelago Toscano. Pacini editore, 152 pp.
              • Fosso Marcianella Pegmatite
Field Trip Excursion Programm IMA, May 29, 2005 (M.E. Ciriotti).
Japan
 
  • Kyushu Region
    • Fukuoka Prefecture
Yohei Shirose, Seiichiro Uehara (2013) Li tourmaline from Nagatare, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences Vol. 108 (2013) No. 4 August p. 238-243
Mozambique
 
  • Zambezia Province
    • Alto Ligonha District
Thomas, R., Davidson, P. (2010): Hambergite-rich melt inclusions in morganite crystals from the Muiane pegmatite, Mozambique and some remarks on the paragenesis of hambergite. - Mineralogy and Petrology, 100, 3-4, 227-23
Dias, M. Bettencourt and Wilson, W. E., 2000, Mineralogical Record, 31:459-497.
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
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: 826.
      • Karlsbrunn Farm 42
Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern. 675 (in English).
      • Okatjimukuju Farm 55 (Friedrichsfelde Farm)
P. Keller and O. von Knorring, Eur. J. Mineral. , 1989, 1, pp. 567-593.
      • Okongava Ost Farm 72
Mining Ann. Review(1985):423.
Keller, P. (1991): The occurrence of Li-Fe-Mn phosphate minerals in granitic pegmatites of Namibia. Communs. Geol. Surv. Namibia, 7, 21-34. ; Ashworth, L. (2014). Mineralised Pegmatites of the Damara Belt, Namibia: Fluid inclusion and geochemical characteristics with implications for post-collisional mineralisation (Doctoral dissertation, Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand).
Ashworth, L. (2014). Mineralised Pegmatites of the Damara Belt, Namibia: Fluid inclusion and geochemical characteristics with implications for post-collisional mineralisation (Doctoral dissertation, Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand).
      • Usakos
Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern. 409 (in English).
    • Swakopmund District
      • Cape Cross area
Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern. 675 (in English).
http://www.mineral.tu-freiberg.de/econgeology/lehre/namibia/snlipegm/snlipegm_2_4.html
  • Kunene Region
    • Damaraland District
Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2007): Namibia. Mineralien und Fundstellen. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag, Haltern: 417 (in English).
Ashworth, L. (2014). Mineralised Pegmatites of the Damara Belt, Namibia: Fluid inclusion and geochemical characteristics with implications for post-collisional mineralisation (Doctoral dissertation, Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand).
Portugal
 
  • Guarda District
    • Guarda
João Farinha Ramos (2007) Locality no. 5: Seixo Amarelo-Gonçalo Rare Element Aplite-Pegmatite Field. in ALEXANDRE LIMA & ENCARNACIÓN RODA ROBLES ed (2007) GRANITIC PEGMATITES: THE STATE OF THE ART - FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK. MEMÓRIAS N. º 9, UNIV. DO PORTO, FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS, DEPARTAMENTO DE GEOLOGIA pp 73-86.
João Farinha Ramos (2007) Locality no. 5: Seixo Amarelo-Gonçalo Rare Element Aplite-Pegmatite Field. in ALEXANDRE LIMA & ENCARNACIÓN RODA ROBLES ed (2007) GRANITIC PEGMATITES: THE STATE OF THE ART - FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK. MEMÓRIAS N. º 9, UNIV. DO PORTO, FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS, DEPARTAMENTO DE GEOLOGIA pp 73-86.
    • Vila Nova de Foz Côa
      • Almendra
Romeu Vieira, Alexandre Lima (2007) Locality no. 2, Bajoca mine, Almendra, Portugal. in ALEXANDRE LIMA & ENCARNACIÓN RODA ROBLES ed (2007) GRANITIC PEGMATITES: THE STATE OF THE ART - FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK. MEMÓRIAS N. º 9, UNIV. DO PORTO, FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS, DEPARTAMENTO DE GEOLOGIA pp 49-54
  • Vila Real District
Martins, T., Lima, A., Simmons, W.B. Falster, A.U. & Noronha, F. (2011): Geochemical fractionation of Nb-Ta oxides in Li-bearing pegmatites from the Barroso-Alvão pegmatite field, Northern Portugal. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 777-791
Novák, M. et al. (2009): Ferronigerite with dominant substitution TiSn-1 in muscovite+chlorite aggregate from massive quartz nodule associated with a petalite-rich aplite-pegmatite of the Barroso-Alvão pegmatite field, Northern Portugal. N. Jb. Mineral. Abh. 186, 67-78.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
Makagon, V. (2007) Evolution of Nb, Ta-oxide mineralization in rare-metal pegmatites of the East Sayan belt, Siberia, Russia. in Granitic Pegmatites: The State of the Art – International Symposium. 06th – 12th May 2007, Porto, Portugal. pp 46-47; Seltmann, R., Soloviev, S., Shatov, V., Pirajno, F., Naumov, E., & Cherkasov, S. (2010). Metallogeny of Siberia: tectonic, geologic and metallogenic settings of selected significant deposits*. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57(6), 655-706; USGS Open File Report 2005-1252 p38
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Krasnyi Chikoy
          • Malkhan pegmatite field (Malchan; "Malechansk")
[MinRec 32:44]
International Geological Congress (2008) MRD-06 The Sosedka gem tourmaline-rich mine: Emplacement of extremely chemically heterogeneous pegmatite-forming medium
P.M. Kartashov data
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
        • Rezh District
          • Lipovka pegmatite field
Igor.V. Pekov, Lyudmila R. Memetova (2008) Minerals of the Lipovka Granite Pegmatites, Central Urals, Russia. Mineralogical Almanac 13:6-45
Spain
 
  • Castile and Leon
    • Salamanca
      • La Fregeneda
Encarnación Roda-Robles, Alfonso Pesquera (2007) Locality no. 3: Lepidolite-spodumene-rich and cassiterite-rich pegmatites from the Feli open-pit, (La Fregeneda, Salamanca, Spain) in ALEXANDRE LIMA & ENCARNACIÓN RODA ROBLES ed (2007) GRANITIC PEGMATITES: THE STATE OF THE ART - FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK. MEMÓRIAS N. º 9, UNIV. DO PORTO, FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS, DEPARTAMENTO DE GEOLOGIA pp 55-64
Sweden
 
  • Lappland
No reference listed
  • Medelpad
    • Sundsvall
Romer, R.L & Smeds, S-A. (1997): U-Pb columbite chronology of post-kinematic Palaeoproterozoic pegmatites in Sweden. Precambrian Research. 82, 85–99
No reference listed
  • Södermanland
    • Utö
d’Andrada, J. B. (1800): Der eigenschaften und kennzeichen einiger neuen fossilien aus Schweden und Norwegen nebst einigen chemischen bemerkungen ueber dieselben. Allgemeines Journal der Chemie 4, 28-39; Tschermaks MPM (1983), 31, 81-96
Selway, J. B.; Smeds, S.-A.; Černý, P.; Hawthorne, F. C. (2002): Compositional evolution of tourmaline in the petalite-subtype Nykopingsgruvan pegmatites, Utö, Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden. GFF 124, 93-102
  • Västerbotten
    • Skellefteå
Grensman, F & Langhof, J.(1991):Åkerberget. Guldgruva med litiumpegmatite. STEIN 18(2),20-22
Quensel, P. (1945): Minerals of the Varuträsk Pegmatite. XXXV. Stibiomicrolite. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 67, 15-27
UK
 
  • England
    • Devon
      • Okehampton area (Northern Dartmoor)
McLintock, W.F.P. (1923): Mineralogical Magazine 20, 140-150
USA
 
  • California
    • San Diego Co.
      • Pala District
        • Pala
          • Hiriart Mountain (Hariat Mtn; Harriot Mtn; Heriart Mtn; Heriot Mtn; Hiriat Hill)
Ref.: Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 98.
Jahns, Richard Henry & Wright, Lauren A. (1951), Gem and lithium-bearing pegmatites of the Pala district, San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines Special Report 7-A: p. 31.
      • Rincon District
        • Rincon
          • Rincon Mountain
Hanley, J. B. 1951. Economic Geology of the Rincon Pegmatites, San Diego County, California. Department of Natural Resources, California Division of Mines, Special Report 7B: p. 20-23, maps; Murdoch, Joseph (1946), Progress on revision of Bulletin 113 “Minerals of California,” with notes on some new mineral occurrences: California Division Mines Report 42: 198; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 79, 215, 286, 346; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 367.
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Portland
        • Collins Hill
          • Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries)
Schooner, Richard. (1958): The Mineralogy of the Portland-East Hampton-Middletown-Haddam Area in Connecticut (With a few notes on Glastonbury and Marlborough). Published by Richard Schooner; Ralph Lieser of Pappy’s Beryl Shop, East Hampton; and Howard Pate of Fluorescent House, Branford, Connecticut.; Schooner, Richard. (circa 1985), Untitled manuscript on central Connecticut mineralogy.
  • Maine
    • Oxford Co.
      • Buckfield
Rocks & Min.: 62:403-404.
      • Greenwood
King, V. and Foord, E.E., 1994 Mineralogy of Maine, Vol. 1, Maine Geologic Survey, Augusta.
Mineralogical Record 24: 382-383 ; Mineral News (1993) 9:2 p. 8
King, V. T., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, v. 1
      • Newry
King, V. T., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, v. 1
      • Norway
King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.
      • Paris
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, vol. 1.
King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, v.2, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, pp. 524 + 25 plates.; -Guidebook 1 to Mineral Collecting in the Maine Pegmatite Belt pg. 8
      • Peru
King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Vol. 1.
  • Massachusetts
    • Worcester Co.
      • Bolton
Emerson, B.K. Geology of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1917. (USGS Bulletin 597; Yale Peabody Museum specimen # 6887.
Shepard, C. U., 1832, Treatise on Mineralogy
  • New Hampshire
    • Cheshire Co.
Morrill, 1960. NH Mines and Mineral Localities
    • Strafford Co.
      • Strafford
        • Parker Mountain
Rocks & Min.:64:504.; Rocks & Minerals 80:4 pp234-241
  • New Mexico
    • Taos Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
  • North Carolina
    • Cleveland Co.
      • Kings Mountain District
Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J.,1980,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina,pp#50
    • Mitchell Co.
      • Spruce Pine District
  • South Dakota
    • Pennington Co.
      • Keystone District
        • Keystone
Rocks & Minerals: 67(6): 380-388.; USGS Bull 380D; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • Wyoming
Rocks&Min 76:23-241
      • Bridger Mts (Bridger Range)
Rocks & Minerals 76:386
Meeves, H., et al (1966), Reconnaissance of beryllium-bearing pegmatite deposits in six western states, US Bur. Mines Info. Circ. 8298: 34 (Table A-1).
USGS Prof. Paper 227
Zimbabwe
 
  • Harare District
Mineralogical Magazine 1959 32 : 87-89
  • Masvingo
    • Bikita area
http://geology.csupomona.edu/drjessey/class/GSC433/Pegmatites.htm; Cerny, P., Anderson, A. J., Tomascak, P. B., & Chapman, R. (2003). Geochemical and morphological features of beryl from the Bikita granitic pegmatite, Zimbabwe. The Canadian Mineralogist, 41(4), 1003-1011.
  • Matabeleland North
    • Hwange District
      • Dete (Dett)
Rijks, H. R. P., & Van Der Veen, A. H. (1972). The geology of the tin-bearing pegmatites in the eastern part of the Kamativi district, Rhodesia. Mineralium Deposita, 7(4), 383-395.
  • Matabeleland South
    • Insiza District
      • Pioneer village n°2
HARRISON (N.M.) - The geology of the country around Fort Rixon and Shangani. Rhodesia Geol. Surv., Bull. 61. 1969. 152 p.
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