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Goshenite

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Colour:
Colourless
Name:
From the locality where it was first found.
A variety of Beryl

An almost colourless variety of Beryl.
Originally described from Barrus Farm locality, Goshen, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA.

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Classification of Goshenite

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Physical Properties of Goshenite

Colour:
Colourless

Other Names for Goshenite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Goshenit
Simplified Chinese:无色绿宝石
纯绿宝石
Spanish:Goshenita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Internet Links for Goshenite

Specimens:
The following Goshenite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Goshenite

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.
Afghanistan
 
  • Konar Province (Kunar Province; Konarh Province; Konarha Province; Nuristan)
    • Chapa Dara District
various photographs
  • Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan)
    • Kamdesh District
José Zendrera collection
Argentina
 
  • Córdoba
    • Punilla Department
      • Tanti
Colombo, F. y Lira, R. (2006) Geología y mineralogía de algunas pegmatitas del borde oriental del distrito Punilla, Córdoba. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina 61:
Austria
 
  • Upper Austria
    • Mühlviertel
      • Freistadt
        • Neumarkt im Mühlkreis
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
    • Doce valley
      • Conselheiro Pena
Van King
Rob Lavinsky photo; Arligue Michel photo
    • Jequitinhonha Valley
Rob Lavinsky
  • Paraíba
    • Borborema mineral province
      • Picuí
Fernando Brederodes Collection
Bulgaria
 
  • Kardzhali Oblast (Kurdzhali; Kărdžali; Kurdjali)
    • Ardino Obshtina
Burma (Myanmar)
 
  • Mandalay Division
    • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
      • Mogok Township
        • Bernardmyo
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
        • Chaung-gyi
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok
        • Kin (Guard Post)
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
        • Kyatpyin North
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
        • Kyauk-Pyat-That
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Harald Schillhammer collection
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
        • Mogok Valley
          • Dattaw Hill
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Themelis, Ted, 2008, Gems and Mines of Mogok.; Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
        • Pein-Pyit (Painpyit; Pyan Pyit)
          • Gaw-Ra-Khar village
Mine owner, personal communication
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
      • Singu Township
        • Letpanhla
          • Male (Marle; Marla)
In coll Schillhammer
  • Shan State
    • Kyaukme District
      • Momeik Township
Themelis, Ted, 2008, Gems and Mines of Mogok.
Canada
 
www.alpinegems.net
    • Lac-du-Bonnet area
      • Bernic Lake
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 15, pp.489-499 (1977)
  • Northwest Territories
    • Tungsten
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 139-160 (2003)
China
 
  • Sichuan Province
    • Mianyang Prefecture
      • Pingwu Co.
        • Mt Xuebaoding
          • Huya township
Yan Liu, Bin Zhang, and Xiaoyan Yu (2001): Geology and Prospecting 37(2), 55-57
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Hami Prefecture (Kumul Prefecture; Qumul Prefecture)
      • Hami Co. (Kumul Co.; Qumul Co.)
        • Huangshan-Jing'erquan ore belt
Lanying Ma and Jianhua Chen (2000): Journal of Gems and Gemmology 2(3), 61-62
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Aletai Prefecture (Altay Prefecture)
        • Fuyun Co. (Koktokay Co.)
          • Koktokay pegmatite field (Keketuohai pegmatite field)
            • Altay Mine
Lieti Te and Ningbin Yang (1999): Xinjiang Nonferrous Metals 1999(2), 1-9
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • South Bohemia Region
      • Písek
Historic mineral collection National museum of Czech Republic
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Elba Island
        • Campo nell'Elba
          • San Piero in Campo
F. Pezzotta, F.C. Hawthorne, M.A. Cooper, D.K. Teerstra (1996) - Fibrous foitite from S. Piero in Campo, Elba, Italy. - Canad. Min., 34: 741-744.
Mongolia
 
  • Töv Aimag
    • Gorkhi massif (Ghorkhi massif)
Jindřich Kynický, Ondřej Jaroš. Drahé kameny miarolitických pegmatitů masívu Gorkhi v Mongolsku.
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Karibib District
Andreas Brand specimen
    • Omaruru District
Rob Lavinsky (es. Heini Soltau specimen); Cairncross, B. and U. Bahmann (2006) Famous Mineral Localities: The Erongo Mountains Namibia. Mineralogical Record 37, #5, page 457.
      • Omaruru
Jahn, S. & Bast, R. (2006): Der Krantzberg bei Omaruru, Namibia, und die Mineralvorkommen in seiner Umgebung. Mineralien-Welt 17 (3), 32-48.
Pakistan
 
  • Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)
    • Astor District (Astore District)
      • Astor valley (Astore valley)
E.Ya. Kievlenko (2003) Geology of gems, p. 110
    • Baltistan
      • Skardu District
        • Braldu Valley
Dudley Blauwet; Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains and Majesty, pag. 44; Lapis International, 2004
        • Haramosh Mts.
          • Chamachhu
Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut); Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut); Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut); Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 36, Part 1, 1998, pp. 1-47.
Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
Technical/ Sub – Sector Study On Gemstones In Baltistan, Northern Areas Gem Sector Development Project. Baltistan Culture & Development Foundation
    • Gilgit District
      • Hunza Valley
Portugal
 
  • Viseu District
    • Mangualde
      • Chãs de Tavares
Martins da Pedra
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Menza District
Sri Lanka
 
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
    • Ratnapura District
Econ Geol (1981) 76:733-738
      • Ratnapura
Econ Geol (1981) 76:733-738
USA
 
  • Alabama
    • Coosa Co.
      • Rockford District
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 27, pp. 93-105 (1989)
  • California
    • Riverside Co.
      • Cahuilla District
        • Cahuilla
          • Little Cahuilla Mountain
Osborn, P. 2006. Personal communication between Philip Osborn, Hemet CA. (discoverer/owner) and Scott L. Ritchie, SDMC; 07/25.
    • San Diego Co.
      • Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District)
        • Oak Grove
          • Aguanga Mountain
Tucker, W. B. and Reed, C. H. (1939) Los Angeles Field District, Mineral Resources of San Diego County - Gems. California Journal of Mines and Geology. Quarterly Chapter of State Mineralogist's Report 35, January, 1939, No. 1. State of California, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mines: Page 40.
      • Jacumba District
        • Jacumba
          • Tule Mountain (Mount Tule; Tulley Mountain)
Todd, V. R. et al. 1987. Mineral Resources of the Sawtooth Mountains and Carrizo Gorge/ Eastern McCain Valley Wilderness Study Areas, San Diego County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1711-B, 26 p., maps.
Todd, V. R. et al. 1987. Mineral Resources of the Sawtooth Mountains and Carrizo Gorge/ Eastern McCain Valley Wilderness Study Areas, San Diego County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1711-B, 26 p., maps.
      • Mesa Grande District
        • Gem Hill
Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 100.
Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 104.
Fisher, J. 2002. Gem and rare-element pegmatites of southern California. Mineralogical Record, Volume 33, Number 5: pages 390-396, photographs.
Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: 309 p., illus., maps.
        • Mesa Grande
Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 113.
      • Pala District
        • Pala
          • Chief Mountain
Osborn, P. (2005) Personal communication between Phillip Osborn of Hemet and Scott L. Ritchie of Temecula, California; description of beryl discovery on southwestern most Oceanview lode exposure; March.
          • Hiriart Mountain (Hariat Mtn; Harriot Mtn; Heriart Mtn; Heriot Mtn; Hiriat Hill)
Jahns, R. H. and Wright, L. A. (1951), Gem and Lithium-bearing pegmatites of the Pala District, San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines special report 7A: 40.
Kunz, G. F. 1906. The Production of Precious Stones in 1905. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Division of Mining and Mineral Resources. GPO, Washington: pages 26-27; 40 pp.
          • Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala Mtn; Queen Mtn)
Jahns, R. H. and Wright, L. A. 1951. Gem and Lithium-bearing pegmatites of the Pala District, San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines special report 7A: pages 59-61.
      • Ramona District
        • Ramona
Foord, Eugene E. et al (1989), Mineralogy and Paragenesis of the Little Three Mine Pegmatites, Ramona District, San Diego County, California. Mineralogical Record, 20(2): p. 106.
Foord, Eugene E. et al (1989), Mineralogy and Paragenesis of the Little Three Mine Pegmatites, Ramona District, San Diego County, California. Mineralogical Record, 20(2): p. 119.
Kunz, G. F. 1905. Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau bulletin 37: p. 146-47.
      • Warner Springs District
        • Chihuahua Valley
San Diego Mining Company, 1998.
Rob Lavinsky
        • Previtt Canyon
Michael Fender.
  • Colorado
    • Chaffee Co.
Colorado Central Magazine 30:13 (1996)
      • Nathrop
        • Upper Browns Creek area
Rocks & Min.:59:15 & 64:7.
    • Teller Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • Connecticut
    • Fairfield Co.
      • Redding (Reading)
        • Branchville
Januzzi, 1976. Mineral Localities of CT and Southeastern NY State
    • Hartford Co.
      • Glastonbury
        • East Glastonbury
Rocks & Min.: 70:379
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Haddam
        • Haddam Neck
Harvard Mineralogical Museum; Scovil, Jeffrey A. (1992): Famous Mineral Localities: the Gillette Quarry, Haddam Neck, Connecticut. (Mineralogical Record, 23(1):19-28.); Harold Moritz collection.
Harold Moritz collection
      • Middletown
        • White Rock District (White Rocks District)
Harold Moritz collection
      • Portland
Rocks & Minerals (1970) 45:595-600
  • Georgia
    • Troup Co.
      • La Grange
Radcliffe, Dennis and Bailey, Arthur C. Jr, (1972) Beryl from the Oxford Mine, Troup County, Georgia. The American Mineralogist Vol. 57: 272-276
  • Maine
    • Androscoggin Co.
      • Auburn
        • East Mount Apatite District
No reference listed
        • West Mount Apatite District
Thompson, W, Joyner, D., Woodman, R., and King, V., 1998. Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd ed.; King and Foord, 1994, Mineralogy of Maine
    • Cumberland Co.
      • Standish
Van King
    • Oxford Co.
      • Buckfield
Mineralogical Record 22:382
No reference listed
      • Greenwood
        • Uncle Tom Mountain
King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1., p.53
      • Hebron
No reference listed
      • Newry
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 1; King, V, 2006, Minerals of Halls Ridge and Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, Mineral News, v. 22 (6), p. 1-3.
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 1; King, V, 2006, Minerals of Halls Ridge and Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, Mineral News, v. 22 (6), p. 1-3.
      • Norway
Daniel Levesque
      • 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.
      • Rumford
Cameron, Eugene N.; and others (1954) Pegmatite investigations, 1942-45, in New England. USGS Professional Paper 255.
Tim Blake, Lookout Mine Owner
      • Stoneham
Bastin, Edson Sunderland (1911) Geology of the pegmatites and associated rocks of Maine, including feldspar, quartz, mica, and gem deposits. USGS Bulletin 445.
  • Massachusetts
    • Hampshire Co.
      • Goshen
"Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
    • Worcester Co.
      • Fitchburg
Kunz, George Frederick (1890). Gems and Precious Stones of North America, p. 94.
P Cristofono collection 2010; Michael Shih
  • New Hampshire
    • Cheshire Co.
      • Alstead
Rocks & Min. 65:301; Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
    • Sullivan Co.
      • Acworth
Jeremy Zolan Collection
      • Springfield
Morrill, 1960. NH Mines and Mineral Localities.
  • North Carolina
    • Alexander Co.
      • Hiddenite
Speer,Wade Edward.,(2008) Emerald Crystal Pockets Of The Hiddenite District Alexander Co., North Carolina:The Geological Society of America
  • Virginia
    • Amelia Co.
      • Winterham
USGS Bulletin 248B (1952)
Zimbabwe
 
  • Mashonaland East
    • Mutoko District (Mtoko District)
  • Mashonaland West
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