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Violane

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A violet to light blue, manganese-rich variety of diopside and "omphacite".

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Classification of Violane

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Other Names for Violane

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References for Violane

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A. Mottana, G. Rossi, A. Kracher, G. Kurat (1979): Violan revisited: Mn-bearing omphacite and diopside. Tschermaks mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen 26, 187-201.

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  • Localities for Violane

    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.
    Greece
     
    • Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)
      • Kykládes Prefecture
        • Cyclade Islands (Cyclades; Kikladhes; Nomos Kikladhon)
          • Andros Island
    Reinecke, T. (1982): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 79, 333-336.
    Italy
     
    • Aosta Valley
      • Saint-Marcel
    http://web.tiscali.it/mmacchieraldo/sistemat1.htm
    USA
     
    • California
      • Lake Co.
        • Hidden Valley Lake
    Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 308.
    • New York
      • St. Lawrence Co.
    Lupulescu, M. (2008) Amphibole-group minerals from New York State. Rocks & Minerals 83(3): 210-219
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