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Sard

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A variety of Chalcedony

A brown to brownish-red translucent variety of Chalcedony. Pliny the Elder stated that it was named after Sardis, in Lydia, where it was first discovered; but the name probably came with the stone from Persia (Pers. sered, yellowish-red).

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Classification of Sard

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Other Names for Sard

Name in Other Languages:
German:Sarder
Polish:Sard
Portuguese:Sárdio

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 Sard

Localities for Sard

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.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Waldshut
        • Detzeln
Falkenstein, F. (2010): Ein bislang unbekanntes Mineral- und Fossilvorkommen im Porphyr-Steinbruch bei Detzeln, im südöstlichsten Schwarzwald. Aufschluss, 61, 157-74.
India
 
  • Gujarat
    • Zaghadia (Jhagadia)
Richard M. Pearl: "Minerals of India", Mineral Digest, vol. 2.
Mongolia
 
  • Dornogovi Aimag
    • Gobi Desert
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
        • Tuldun river
Igor Savin data
USA
 
  • California
    • Imperial Co.
      • Palo Verde Mts
        • Palo Verde District
MacFall, 1951. Gem Hunter's Guide, 1st ed.
Pelletier, 1962. Mineral Species & Localities of Marin County
  • New Jersey
Gems and Minerals of America -Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
  • New Mexico
    • Cibola Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
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