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|Name:||Named in 1867 by Charles U. Shepard. A similar material, from the same occurrence as cymatolite (boulders on the Barrus Farm, Goshen, Massachusetts), was named Aglaite by A. Julien in 1877, but cymatolite has precedence and is the common name used today. Cymatolite was originally listed as a variety equivalent to Pihlite.|
A somewhat lamellar to parallel fibrous, usually white replacement of Spodumene by a mixture of Muscovite and Albite.
Classification of Cymatolite
|Explanation of status:||mixture|
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Physical Properties of Cymatolite
|Lustre:||Silky, Pearly, Dull|
|Parting:||breaks along curved planes rich in muscovite|
|Fracture:||Irregular/Uneven, Splintery, Fibrous, Micaceous|
Other Names for Cymatolite
|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 Cymatolite
Dana, J. and Brush, G., 1868, A System of Mineralogy, John Wiley & Son, New York, p. 455-456 (cited private communication with the namer, Charles U. Shepard)
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Localities for Cymatolite
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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: Gatch Quarry (Gatch Crushed Stone Company Inc.), Harford Co., Maryland, USAFrom Bruce Wayne Osborne, 6th Dec 2013 03:45:19