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Colour:Grass greenLustre: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

Colour:Grass green

Chemical Properties of Viridine

Simplified for copy/paste:(Al,Mn3+)2SiO4O
Essential elements:Al, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:Al, Mn, O, Si

Other Names for Viridine

ManganandalusiteManganoan Andalusite
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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 Viridine

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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.

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  • Localities for Viridine

    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.
    • Western Australia
      • Dundas Shire
        • Norseman
    Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V(2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
    • 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.
    • Bahia
    Rob Lavinsky
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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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