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Bloodstone

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Formula:
SiO2
A variety of Chalcedony

A dark green/greenish-blue chalcedony with small red blood-like spots.

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Classification of Bloodstone

Chemical Properties of Bloodstone

Formula:
SiO2
Elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Bloodstone

Name in Other Languages:
German:Heliotrop
Simplified Chinese:血滴石

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 Bloodstone

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Localities for Bloodstone

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
    • Meekatharra Shire
      • Peak Hill Goldfield
www.rubianna.com.au
Bulgaria
 
  • Burgas Oblast (Bourgas Oblast)
    • Pomorie Obshtina
Marcus Voigt Collection
Canada
 
Leiper (ed.), 1966. The Agates of North America
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Liberec Region
      • Kozákov (Kosakow)
Duda, Rejl, Slivka: "Mineralien", 1991
Germany
 
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Harz
      • Elbingerode
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
India
 
  • Gujarat
    • Rajkot District
Richard M. Pearl: "Minerals of India", Mineral Digest, vol. 2.
Italy
 
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Fassa Valley
        • Buffaure Group
Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
Romania
 
  • Hunedoara Co.
Primics, G. (1886): Das Vorkommen der derben Quarzvarietäten bei Tekerő. Földtani Közlöny, 16, 347-353.
  • Maramureș Co.
Own found 2006
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Štiavnica Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
    • Žiar nad Hronom Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
South Africa
 
  • Northern Cape Province
    • Kalahari manganese field
Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. 181 pp.
USA
 
  • California
    • Inyo Co.
      • Amargosa Range
        • Black Mts
          • Jubilee Pass
Symons, Henry Heilbronner (1940), Quartz gem stones of California: Rocks & Minerals: 15: 41; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 317.
    • Kern Co.
      • California City
Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 91-92; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 345.; Strong, M. F. 1971a Desert Gem Trails. A Field Guide to the Gems and Minerals of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts: Second Revised Edition, Gem Guides Book Co., Baldwin Park, CA, 80 p.
    • Los Angeles Co.
      • Lang
Berkholz, M. F. 1962b Map
      • Mint Canyon [town]
Hagar, D., 1946. A few California locations, Earth Science Digest, v. 1, no. 5, p. 8, 9.
    • Riverside Co.
Strong, M. F. 1972a Bloodstone in the Orocopias: Desert Magazine, v. 35, no. 2, p. 20-23.
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Ballarat area
        • Wingate Pass area
Sterrett, Douglas Bovard (1913), Gems and precious stones: Mineral Resources U.S., 1912, part 2: 1050; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 318.
      • San Bernardino Mts
        • Baldwin Lake District
          • Doble (Bairdstown)
Sterrett, Douglas Bovard (1911), Gems and precious stones. Mineral Resources of the United States for 1910, part 2; Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey: 872; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 318.
    • Siskiyou Co.
      • Cascade Range
        • Bogus Mountain
Symons, Henry Heilbronner (1940), Quartz gem stones of California: Rocks & Minerals: 15: 41; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 318.
      • Klamath Mts
        • Cinnabar Camp
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • Colorado
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    • Park Co.
      • South Park
        • Antero Junction
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
  • Connecticut
    • Litchfield Co.
      • Torrington
Orcutt, Rev. Samuel. (1878), History of Torrington, Connecticut. J. Munsell, Albany: 174-179.
  • Georgia
    • Burke Co.
      • Girard District
Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences. Robert Cook GGWRD Bull 92
Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences. Robert Cook GGWRD Bull 92
    • Catoosa Co.
      • Ringgold
Minerals of Georgia: Their properties and occurrences. Robert Cook GGWRD Bull 92
Kunz,1892: Gems & Precious Stones of N. America, p.135.
  • Maine
    • Lincoln Co.
      • Monhegan Plantation
        • Monhegan Island
Van King
    • Washington Co.
      • Perry
Morrill and Hinckley, 1959. Maine Mines and Minerals vol.2
Morrill and Hinckley, 1959. Maine Mines and Minerals vol.2
  • New York
    • Orange Co.
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull., Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 69.
      • Town of Blooming Grove
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull., Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 66.
  • Oregon
    • Hood River Co.
MacFall, 1951. Gem Hunter's Guide, 1st ed.
    • Jackson Co.
The Mineralogist, v.4,no.7,p.18.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Lancaster Co.
      • State Line Chromite District
        • Fulton Township
Lapham & Geyer, 1965. Mineral Collecting in Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
    • Providence Co.
      • Cumberland
AmMIn 11:334-340
  • Texas
    • Brewster Co.
      • Alpine
http://www.omsinc.org/archives/Ore-cutts_Jan04.pdf
      • Davis Mts
R&M 66:3 pp 196-224
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