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A variety of Pyrope

Originally a rose-red gem variety of Pyrope. Current usage has extended the name to any pink garnet in the almandine-pyrope series with most of the occurrences in the almandine compositional field. True pyrope does occur at the "type" locality described by Hidden and Pratt (1898a) from mixed-environment detrital minerals from sands in Masons Branch Brook, Cowee Valley, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA.

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Classification of Rhodolite

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Other Names for Rhodolite

Synonyms:
Pyrandine
Other Languages:
German:Rhodolit
Spanish:Rhodolita

Other Information

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 Rhodolite

Reference List:

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Hidden, W. E. and Pratt, J. H. (1898) On Rhodolite, a New Variety of Garnet, American Journal of Science, fourth series, v. 6, p. 294-296.

Hidden, W. E. and Pratt, J. H. (1898) On the Associated Minerals of Rhodolite, American Journal of Science, fourth series, v. 6, p. 463-468.


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    Localities for Rhodolite

    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.
    Brazil
     
    • Minas Gerais
      • Doce valley
        • Itanhomi
    Greenland
     
    • Qeqqata
      • Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord)
    Boeggild, O.B. (1953): The Mineralogy of Greenland, Meddelelser om Grønland, Vol. 149/3, Reitzels Forlag Koebenhavn
    Kenya
     
    • Rift Valley Province
      • Turkana District
        • Lodwar
    http://www.cigem.ca/353.html
    Mozambique
     
    • Niassa Province
    Martins da Pedra.
    Norway
     
    • Aust-Agder
    Dealerlist of Torgeir T. Garmo, Steinsenteret,Lom 2009
    Sri Lanka
     
    • Central Province
    USA
     
    • Alabama
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    • Connecticut
      • New London Co.
        • Colchester
          • Westchester
    Jarnot & Jarnot (2004): "Gem almandine from Colchester, Connecticut", The 31st Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2004, pp13-14.
    • Georgia
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    • North Carolina
      • Ashe Co.
        • Jefferson
    Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J,1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina,Information Circular 24
      • Burke Co.
    Rocks & Min.: 60: 86.
        • Cedar Valley
    Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J,1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina,Information Circular 24
      • Haywood Co.
        • Waynesville
    U.S Bureau of Mines/Spatial Data from the Minerals System/Mineral Industry Location System(Mas/Mils)CD-Rom,Sep,1995
      • Macon Co.
        • Alarka
    U.S Bureau of Mines/Spatial Data fromthe Minerals System/Mineral Industry Location System(Mas/Mils)CD-Rom,Sep,1995
    Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J,1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina
    U.S Bureau of Mines /Spatial Data from the Minerals System/Mineral Industry Location System(Mas/Mils)CD-Rom,Sep,1995
    USGS Bull 1042G
    U.S Bureau of Mines/Spatial Data from the Minerals System/Mineral Industry Location System(Mas/Mils)CD-Rom,Sep,1995
    U.S Bureau of Mines/Spatial Data from the Minerals System/Mineral Industry Location System(Mas/Mils)CD-Rom,Sep,1995
    U.S Bureau of Mines/Spatial Data from the Minerals System/Mineral Industry Location System(Mas/Mils)CD-Rom,Sep,1995
        • Mason Mountain
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
    Rocks and Minerals (1985) 60:84-93,99; American Mineralogist,Vol.18,No.4,April,1933 pp 148-159
    Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J,1978,Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina,Information Circular 24
    Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
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