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Tsavorite

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Name:After the Tsavo National Park, Kenya, which lies near the type locality in Tanzania, along the Kenyan border.
A variety of Grossular

A green chromian, vanadian Grossular.

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Classification of Tsavorite

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Other Names for Tsavorite

Synonyms:
Tsavolite
Other Languages:
German:Tsavolit
Tsavorit
Japanese:綠色石榴石
Simplified Chinese:沙弗莱石
Spanish:Tsavolita
Tsavorita

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 Tsavorite

Reference List:

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GIA Gem Reference Guide 1995.

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    Localities for Tsavorite

    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.
    Kenya
     
    • Coast Province
      • Taita Taveta District
          • Tsavo National Park
    J. Feneyrol, G. Giuliani, D. Ohnenstetter, A.E. Fallick, J.E. Martelat, P. Monié, J. Dubessy, C. Rollion-Bard, E. Le Goff, E. Malisa, A.F.M. Rakotondrazafy, V. Pardieu, T. Kahn, D. Ichang'i, E. Venance, N.R. Voarintsoa, M.M. Ranatsenho, C. Simonet, E. Omito, C. Nyamai, M. Saul, New aspects and perspectives on tsavorite deposits, Ore Geology Reviews, Available online 9 February 2013, ISSN 0169-1368, 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2013.01.016.
    • Rift Valley Province
      • Turkana District
        • Lodwar
    http://www.cigem.ca/353.html
    Madagascar
     
    • Antananarivo Province
      • Vakinankaratra Region
        • Betafo District
          • Andrembesoa Commune
            • Ampanivana area
    Adamo, I., Diella, V. & Pezzotta, F. (2012): Tsavorite and other Grossulars from Itrafo, Madagascar. Gems & Gemology. 48, 178-187
    • Tuléar Province (Toliara)
      • Southwestern Region
        • Ampanihy District
          • Gogogogo Commune
    Isatelle, F. (2009): Behara Mining Area (Gogogogo village), 20th of October. Tsavorites and Vanadium Garnets. Field Trip Madagascar Report(Oct/Nov 2009)
    Isatelle, F. (2009): Behara Mining Area (Gogogogo village), 20th of October. Tsavorites and Vanadium Garnets. Field Trip Madagascar Report(Oct/Nov 2009)
    Isatelle, F. (2009): Behara Mining Area (Gogogogo village), 20th of October. Tsavorites and Vanadium Garnets. Field Trip Madagascar Report(Oct/Nov 2009)
    Isatelle, F. (2009): Behara Mining Area (Gogogogo village), 20th of October. Tsavorites and Vanadium Garnets. Field Trip Madagascar Report(Oct/Nov 2009)
    Adamo, I., Diella, V. & Pezzotta, F. (2012): Tsavorite and other Grossulars from Itrafo, Madagascar. Gems & Gemology. 48, 178-187
    Tanzania
     
    • Manyara Region
      • Simanjiro District
        • Lelatema Mts
    [MinRec 31:63]
    Van King
    Feneyrol J., Gaston,G., Ohnenstetter D., Le Goff E., Malisa, E. P.J., Saul, M. Saul, E. Saul, J. & Pardieu, V. (2010): Lithostratigraphic and structural controls of ‘tsavorite’ deposits at Lemshuku, Merelani area, Tanzania. Comptes Rendus Geoscience. 342 (10), 778-785.
    Feneyrol J., Ohnenstetter D., Gaston,G., Fallick A. E., Rollion-Bard C., Robert J. L., and Malisa E. P. (20): Evidence of evaporites in the genesis of the vanadian grossular "tsavorite" deposit in Namalulu, Tanzania. Canadian Mineralogist. 50, 745-769
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