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A variety of Tourmaline

A clear, fibrous variety of Tourmaline (usually, but not always, Elbaite)

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Classification of Achroite

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Physical Properties of Achroite


Other Names for Achroite

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Simplified Chinese:无色碧玺

Other Information

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    Localities for Achroite

    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.
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    • Potosí Department
      • Nor Chichas Province
        • Atocha-Quechisla District
          • Cerro Tazna
    Spencer, L.J. and Prior, G.T. (1907) Mineralogical Magazine 14, #67, 308-344.
    Czech Republic
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • South Bohemia Region
        • Český Krumlov
    Welser, P. et al.: Lithný pegmatit Nová Ves. Minerál, Special volume, 2007, roč. 15.
        • Písek
    Historic mineral collection National museum of Czech Republic
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • South Moravia Region
        • Tišnov
          • Drahonín
    Černý, P.: Lithný pegmatit od Drahonína. Časopis Moravského musea v Brně, Vědy přírodní, 1960, 45, 53-55.
      • Vysočina Region
    Novák, M.: Bór obsahující minerály z granitických pegmatitů moldanubika. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1995, roč. 3, s. 164-169.
        • Žďár nad Sázavou
    Novák, M., Houzar, S., Pfeiferová, A.: Přehled mineralogie, petrografie a historie klasické lokality lepidolitového pegmatitu v Rožné u Bystřice nad Pernštejnem, západní Morava. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. geol., 83:3-48.
    • Rajasthan (Rajputana)
      • Ajmer Division
    Indian Academy of Science, Current Science 39:154-156 (1970)
    • Antananarivo Province
      • Vakinankaratra Region
        • Betafo District
          • Ambohimanambola Commune
    Wilson, W.E. (1989) The Anjanabonoina pegmatite, Madagascar. Mineralogical Record 20: 191-200
    Arliguie Michel photo and specimen
    • Erongo Region
      • Karibib District
        • Otjua Farm 37
    Rob Lavinsky photo
    • Kosi Zone (Koshi Zone)
      • Sankhuwasabha District (Sankhuwa Sahba; Shankuwa-Sava)
    Natural History Museum Vienna collection
    Republic of Macedonia
    • Prilep
      • Sivec Mountain
    Jersek, Miha and Mirtic, Breda (1999) Croundum from prilep Dolomitic marble, Scopolia [Journal of the Slovenian Museum of natural History], v. 41 (September), p 1-22.
    • Madrid
    Angel Ortiz Maellas specimen
      • Horcajuelo de la Sierra
    Angel Ortiz Maellas specimen
    Sri Lanka
    • Sabaragamuwa Province
      • Ratnapura District
        • Ratnapura
    Ceylon Aluvial Mine, (Book, Co. 2002)
    • England
      • Cornwall
        • St Austell District
          • St Stephen-in-Brannel
            • Foxhole
    [Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual" 1]
          • Treverbyn
            • Bugle
    [Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual" 1]
    Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
              • Rocks and Treverbyn United Tin Mines
    [Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual" 1]
            • Stenalees
    [Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual" 1]
        • St Just District
          • St Just
            • Botallack
              • Cliff outcrops
    Collins, J.H. (1876): Mineralogical Magazine 1, 55; Golley, P. & Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
    • California
      • Mono Co.
        • White Mts
          • White Mountain Peak
      • Riverside Co.
        • Cahuilla District
          • Thomas Mountain [town]
            • Thomas Mountain
    Kunz, G. F. 1905. Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau Bulletin 37: p. 21, 122-123, 171 p.
      • San Diego Co.
        • Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District)
          • Oak Grove
            • Aguanga Mountain
    Ware, J. W. (1935), Gem Mining in San Diego Co., California: Precious Blue Topaz; Gems & Gemology, Vol. I, No. 8, March-April, pages 218-219; 240pp.
        • Mesa Grande District
          • Gem Hill
    AmMin 63:747-749 (1978)
        • Pala District
          • Pala
    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.
    San Diego Mining Company (2009)
        • Rincon District
          • Rincon
            • Ditch 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 23.
            • Rincon Mountain
    Rogers, A. F. 1910. Minerals From The Pegmatite Veins Of Rincon, San Diego Co., California. Columbia University School Of Mines Quarterly Journal Of Applied Science, Vol. 31 pp. 208-218.
        • Warner Springs District
          • Warner Springs
    Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 106; illus., maps.
    • Connecticut
      • Middlesex Co.
        • Haddam
          • Haddam Neck
    P Cristofono collection
    • Maine
      • Androscoggin Co.
        • Auburn
          • West Mount Apatite District
    Rocks and Minerals, (1997) 72:44-48]
      • Oxford Co.
        • Hebron
    No reference listed
        • Newry
    King, V. T., 2006, Minerals of Halls Ridge and Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain, Newry, ... Maine, Mineral News, v. 22(6): p. 1-3.
        • Paris
    King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. http://coromotominerals.com
    • New York
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
        • De Kalb Township
          • De Kalb
    Rocks & Minerals 82:472-483
    Kunz, 1892. Gems & Precious Stones of N. America, p.77.
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