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Basanite

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Colour:
Black
A variety of Jasper

A black flinty jasper or chert once used for estimating the purity of gold alloys.
Not to be confused with bassanite, the mineral, or basanite., the basaltic rock.

Classification of Basanite

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Physical Properties of Basanite

Colour:
Black

Other Names for Basanite

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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.

References for Basanite

Reference List:
Dana's System of Mineralogy 4th edition, 1854

Internet Links for Basanite

Localities for Basanite

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.
Brazil
 
  • Santa Catarina
Comin-Chiaramonti, P., de Barros Gomes, C., Castorina, F., di Censi, P., Antonini, P., Furtado, S., ... & Scheibe, L. F. (2008). Geochemistry and geodynamic implications of the Anitápolis and Lages alkaline-carbonatite complexes, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 32(1), 43-58.
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Złotoryja District
      • Gmina Świerzawa
Nonna BAKUN-CZUBAROW, Anna BIAŁOWOLSKA INTERNAL BLEBS WITHIN MANTLE PERIDOTITE ENCLAVES FROM LOWER SILESIAN BASALTOIDS – PRELIMINARY RESULTS POLSKIE TOWARZYSTWO MINERALOGICZNE – PRACE SPECJALNE MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF POLAND – SPECIAL PAPERS Zeszyt 26, 2005; Volume 26, 2005
Russia
 
  • Central Region
    • Moscow Oblast' (Moskovskaya Oblast')
Pekin, A. (2011) Minerals of Moscow. Russian Journal of General Chemistry. Jun2011, Vol. 81 Issue 6, p1381-1391.
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Barcelona
      • Barcelonès
        • Santa Coloma de Gramenet
Laura Palacios Pérez, Minerals i roques, Pòrtic Natura, 2003
      • Maresme
        • Malgrat de Mar
Joaquim Mollfulleda, Minerales, Omega, 1996
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Grand Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
  • Louisiana
    • Ouachita Parish
Johnson, 1960. Source Book for the Rock & Mineral Collector
  • Massachusetts
    • Essex Co.
Alfred Lane (1890) Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 24 pp 91-95
  • New Jersey
    • Middlesex Co.
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 83.
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 84.
    • Orange Co.
Dake, Fleener & Wilson, 1938. Quartz Family Minerals
  • North Carolina
    • Iredell Co.
Kunz,George Frederick (1907) History Of The Gems Found In North Carolina;NCGS Bulletin No.12
  • Rhode Island
    • Bristol Co.
      • Bristol
Miller, 1972. Minerals of Rhode Island.
    • Newport Co.
Miller, 1971. RI Minerals & Their Locations
    • Providence Co.
      • Cumberland
Miller, 1972. Minerals of Rhode Island.
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