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|Name:||Note:Material labelled " tirodite" from International Talc Company mine, Talcville, New York, USA, has been shown to be manganocummingtonite by electron microprobe (by Mike Hawkins, curator at the NY State Museum mineral collection). Se further discussions qt http://www.mindat.org/mesg-7-206424.html|
Discontinued (1997) amphibole name. The "type" material from the Tirodi Mine (1938) is an alkali- and Mn-rich amphibole now called parvowinchite. Since then the name tirodite was predominantly used to describe Mn-rich amphiboles within the Mn-rich cummingtonite/manganocummingtonite range.
Classification of Tirodite
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||14.18.11|
14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
18 : Silicates of Mn and Na, K, Mg, Ca or Fe
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Relationship of Tirodite to other Species
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|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 Tirodite
S. Weiß, Lapis: 29(9):48 (2004).
Canadian Mineralogist (1997): 35: 219-246.
Internet Links for Tirodite
Localities for Tirodite
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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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Locality Updated: Tirhert meteorite, Guelmim-Es Semara Region, MoroccoFrom Lon Clay Hill, 28th Aug 2014 03:47:15