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Wernerite

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Abraham G. Werner
Name:
Named in 1800 by José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva (1763-1838) for Abraham Gottlob Werner. Werner's vital dates are September 25, 1749 (Wehrau, Prussian, Silesia) to June 30, 1817 (Dresden, Germany). He was professor of mining and mineralogy at the Freiberg Mining Academy. He was an influential teacher and his ideas shaped early geological thought, although they were largely abandoned by geologists in his lifetime. Original mineral was from Northo (Nødebro?) and Ulricha Mines (?), Arendal Iron Mines, Norway.
A variety of Scapolite

Scapolite Group. Obsolete name for an intermediate member which covers the Meionite:Marialite range from Me:Ma 3:1 to 1:2.

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Classification of Wernerite

Notes:
Rejected by the IMA
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Localities for Wernerite

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.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Frontenac Co.
      • Palmerston Township
Dana 6: 471.
    • Haliburton Co.
      • Cardiff Township
Canadian Mineralogist (1961): 6: 576-581.
No reference listed
  • Québec
    • Laurentides
      • Argenteuil RCM
        • Grenville-sur-la-Rouge
Van King
          • Pointe-au-Chêne
Van King
    • Outaouais
      • Pontiac RCM
        • Lac Nilgaut NTO
Daryll McFarland
Chile
 
  • Coquimbo Region
    • Latliguera District
Dana 6: 472.
France
 
  • Auvergne
    • Haute-Loire
      • Lavoûte-Chilhac
        • Saint-Privat-du-Dragon
B; Lasnier : "Persistance d'une série granulitique au coeur du Massif Central Français - Haut-Allier. Les termes basiques, ultrabasiques et carbonatés". Thesis, 1977.
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valchiavenna
        • Novate Mezzola
          • Codera Valley
Ghizzoni, S. & Mazzoleni, G. (2005): Itinerari mineralogici in val Codera. Geologia Insubrica, Ed., Milano, 316 pp.
Ghizzoni, S. & Mazzoleni, G. (2005): Itinerari mineralogici in val Codera. Geologia Insubrica, Ed., Milano, 316 pp.
Ghizzoni, S. & Mazzoleni, G. (2005): Itinerari mineralogici in val Codera. Geologia Insubrica, Ed., Milano, 316 pp.
Ghizzoni, S. & Mazzoleni, G. (2005): Itinerari mineralogici in val Codera. Geologia Insubrica, Ed., Milano, 316 pp.
D. Colzada - V. De Michele - località mineralogiche consigliate: S. Giorgio di Novate Mezola (SO) - Notizie del Gruppo Min. Lombardo - Milano - Vol 1 - (March, 1973) pagg. 10-11
Ghizzoni, S. & Mazzoleni, G. (2005): Itinerari mineralogici in val Codera. Geologia Insubrica, Ed., Milano, 316 pp.
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Fassa Valley
        • Monzoni Mts
Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
Madagascar
 
  • Antananarivo Province
    • Vakinankaratra Region
Noizet, G. (1963): Constitution géologique de la Région du Mont Ibity a Madagascar. Comptes rendues de la semaine géologique 1963. Annales géologiques de Madagascar.33, 129-132
  • Fianarantsoa Province
    • Horombe Region
      • Iakora District
Besairie, H. (1966): Les Gites Minéraux de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar, Tananarive, 34, p 318
  • Tuléar Province (Toliara)
    • Androy Region
      • Ambovombe District
        • Andalantanosy Commune
Majmundar, H.H.(1970): Wernerite and feldspar from Madagascar, Canadian Mineralogist. 10: 740-743
      • Bekily District
        • Beraketa Commune
M. Arliguie photo and specimen
    • Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region)
Majmundar, H.H.(1970): Wernerite and feldspar from Madagascar, Canadian Mineralogist. 10: 740-743
        • Esira Commune
Collection Musée National de la Geologie at Ampandrianomby in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Inventory # 24,951
        • Maromby Commune
Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
          • Belafa area
Besairie, H. (1966): Les Gites Minéraux de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar, Tananarive, 34,p 398
        • Tranomaro Commune
Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
Arliguie M photo & specimen
Besairie, H. (1966): Les Gites Minéraux de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar, Tananarive, 34, p 397
H Bessairie: gites mineraux de Madagascar
Delbos, L. (1955): Note sur le gisement d'un mineral nouveau " la hibonite" de' l'Androy Mandrareen" in Rapport Annuel du Service Geologique pour 1955, Tananarivo.143-144
      • Betroka District
        • Ambatomivary Commune
Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
Besairie, H. (1966): Les Gites Minéraux de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar, Tananarive, 34, p 316
      • Taolañaro District (Fort Dauphin)
Majmundar, H.H.(1970): Wernerite and feldspar from Madagascar, Canadian Mineralogist. 10: 740-743
Mexico
 
Specimen in the British Museum of Natural History #1966,21 [Rock Currier 2010]
Norway
 
  • Aust-Agder
    • Arendal
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
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
No reference listed
  • Colorado
    • Chaffee Co.
      • Turret District
Collectively: Behre, et al (1936); Dana 6:1089; Rocks & Min.:58:153-155.
    • Jefferson Co.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • Maryland
    • Baltimore Co.
      • Bare Hills
Bernstein, Lawrence (1980) Minerals of the Washington D. C. area: Maryland Geological Survey Educational Series 5, 148 pp.
      • Texas
Rocks & Min.: 12:247; 21:274-275.
  • Massachusetts
    • Berkshire Co.
Gleba, 1978. Mass. Mineral & Fossil Localities
Gleba, 1978. Mass. Mineral & Fossil Localities
Emerson, B. K. (1899). Geology of Eastern Berkshire County, Mass. (USGS Bulletin 159).
Emerson, B. K. (1899). Geology of Eastern Berkshire County, Mass. (USGS Bulletin 159).
    • Worcester Co.
      • Bolton
Kunz, G. F. (1889). A Catalogue of a Collection of Precious and Ornamental Stones of North America Exhibited at the Paris Exhibtion, 1889 (Tiffany & Co., New York)p.26.
  • New Jersey
    • Morris Co.
      • Jefferson Township
The Minerals of NYC & Its Environs, NY Min. Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 66.
    • Sussex Co.
      • Hardyston Township
        • Rudeville
Rocks & Min.: 21:416, 576-577.
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 83.
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 84.
    • Orange Co.
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 90.
      • Town of Highlands
        • Fort Montgomery
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull., Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 72.
      • Town of Warwick
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 96.
      • Woodbury
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull., Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 72.
    • Putnam Co.
      • Patterson
Rocks & Min.: 14: 4-9.
      • Town of Philipstown
        • Cold Spring
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931):78.
      • Town of Putnam Valley
        • Oscawana Corners
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull., Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 69; NY State Museum Bull. Nos. 249-250, Magnetic Iron Deposits of SE NY, Clarke, John M. (Sep-Oct 1921).: 117.
    • St Lawrence Co.
      • Canton Township
No reference listed
  • Pennsylvania
    • Berks Co.
      • Cumru Township
Ref.: Gordon, Samuel G. (1922), Mineralogy of Pennsylvania: 153.
    • Chester Co.
      • London Britain Township
        • Landenberg
Mineralogy of Pennsylvania-1922; Samuel S. Gordon, pg. 171
      • West Marlboro Township
The Minerology of Pennsylvania; Samual Gordon, pgs. 189
Mineralogy of Pennsylvania-1922; Samuel S. Gordon, pg. 180
    • Northampton Co.
      • Easton
        • Chestnut Hill (College Hill; Lafayette Hill; Mount Lafayette; Paxinosa Ridge)
          • C.K. Williams Quarry complex (Williams and Company Rock Quarry)
Rocks & Min.: 11:90.; Rocks & Min.: 17:344.
    • Philadelphia Co.
      • Philadelphia
        • Frankford
Mineralogy of Pennsylvania-1922; Samuel S. Gordon, pg. 229
Benge and Wherry, XIII, 1906, 92
        • Tacony Creek Valley
Gordon: Min. Penn (1922) p. 230
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