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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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  • Localities for Sard

    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.
    • 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.
    • Gujarat
      • Zaghadia (Jhagadia)
    Richard M. Pearl: "Minerals of India", Mineral Digest, vol. 2.
    • Dornogovi Aimag
      • Gobi Desert
    Pavel M. Kartashov data
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
        • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
          • Tuldun river
    Igor Savin data
    • 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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