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Viridine

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Formula:
(Al,Mn3+)2SiO4O
Colour:
Grass green
Lustre:
Vitreous
A variety of Andalusite

A manganese-bearing, green Andalusite.

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Classification of Viridine

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Physical Properties of Viridine

Vitreous
Colour:
Grass green

Chemical Properties of Viridine

Formula:
(Al,Mn3+)2SiO4O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Viridine

Name in Other Languages:
German:Gosselit

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.

References for Viridine

Reference List:
Abswurmbach, L., Langer, K., Seifert, F., and Tillmanns, E. (1981) The crystal-chemistry of (Mn 3+,Fe 3+) substituted andalusites (viridines and kanonaite), (Al 1-x-y Mn x 3+Fe y 3+)2-(O-SiO4): Crystal-structure refinements, Mössbauer, and polarized optical-absorption spectra. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 155: 81-113.

Internet Links for Viridine

Localities for Viridine

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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Dundas Shire
      • Norseman
Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V(2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
Belgium
 
  • Luxembourg Province
    • Stavelot Massif
      • Vielsalm
        • Salmchâteau
Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M. & van der Meersche, E. (2002): Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Ed., 304 p.
Brazil
 
  • Bahia
Rob Lavinsky
Germany
 
  • Hesse
    • Odenwald
      • Mühltal
        • Nieder-Ramstadt
          • Kirchberg
S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Sri Lanka
 
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
    • Ratnapura District
      • Ratnapura
Ceylon Aluvial Mine, (Book, Co. 2002)
Sweden
 
  • Lappland
Contr Min Petr 69, 143; Ödman, O.H. (1950): Manganese mineralization in the Ultevis district, Jokkmokk, North Sweden. Part 2: Mineralogical notes. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Serie C 516. 1-27
Ödman, O.H. (1950): Manganese mineralization in the Ultevis district, Jokkmokk, North Sweden. Part 2: Mineralogical notes. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Serie C 516. 1-27
  • Skåne
    • Bromölla
      • Näsum
Harvard Museum of Natural History specimen no. 118233.
    • Kristianstad
      • Vånga
Swedish Nat.Musuem ( O.Gabrielson)
Swedish Nat.Museum( F.E.Wickman)
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Maricopa Co.
      • Phoenix
        • Phoenix Mts
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 376.
  • New Mexico
    • Rio Arriba Co.
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
    • Taos Co.
      • Glenwoody District
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
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