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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

Synonyms:
Lapis LydiusLydian StoneLyditeTouchstone
Other Languages:
German:Basanit
Lydit
Spanish:Basanita
Lydita

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 Basanite

Reference List:

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Dana's System of Mineralogy 4th edition, 1854

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  • Localities for Basanite

    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.
    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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