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Carnelian

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A variety of Chalcedony

A reddish variety of Chalcedony.

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Classification of Carnelian

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Other Names for Carnelian

Synonyms:
Canary StoneCornelianCorneolMecca StoneTouchonite
Other Languages:
Finnish:Karneoli
French:Cornaline
German:Karneol
Carneol
Hebrew:קרנליאן
Hindi:इंद्रगोप
Italian:Corniola
Japanese:カーネリアン
Latvian:Karneols
Polish:Karneol
Portuguese:Cornalina
Slovak:Karneol
Turkish:akik

Other Information

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  • Localities for Carnelian

    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.
    Australia
     
    • New South Wales
      • Cumberland Co.
        • Otford
    Keith Compton personal collection
    • Tasmania
      • Hobart
    Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
    • Victoria
      • Cardinia Shire
    Birch, W. D. and Henry, D. A. (1997): Gem Minerals of Victoria
    • Western Australia
      • East Pilbara Shire
        • Marble Bar
    Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V. (2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
    Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V. (2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
    Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V. (2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
      • Meekatharra Shire
        • Bulloo Downs Station
    Gemstones of Western Australia; Dept of Minerals and Energy; Western Australian State Government; Perth, 1994; http://www.kumarina.com/projects-Ilgarari.php; The West Australian newspaper, The Mining Industry. Northern Fields. Inspectors Report, 15/02/1929;
    Austria
     
    • Carinthia
      • Karawanken
        • Feistritz im Rosental
    G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
        • Ferlach
          • Waidisch
    G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
    • Styria
      • Leutschach
        • Mantrach
    Botswana
     
    Brazil
     
    • Paraná
      • Foz do Iguaçu
    Geological Survey Professional Paper 327 (U.S. Department of the Interior, 1959)
    Canada
     
    • Ontario
      • Thunder Bay District
    Traill, R. J. (1980) Catalog of Canadian Minerals: Revised 1980. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 80-18.
    • Québec
      • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
        • La Haute-Gaspésie RCM
    Frédéric Messier Leroux (2005 Field Observations)
    China
     
    • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
      • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
        • Xinyuan Co. (Künes Co.)
          • Awulale Fe ore field
    Jiangping Mo, Mingyang Huang, Longfang Qin and Handi Lu (1997): Geology and Prospecting 33(4), 7-12
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Liberec Region
        • Kozákov (Kosakow)
    Duda, Rejl, Slivka: "Mineralien", 1991
        • Lomnice nad Popelkou (Lomnitz an der Popelka)
    Pauliš, P.: Nejzajímavější mineralogická naleziště Čech II. Kutná Hora: Kuttna, 2003, s. 49-50.
      • Ústí Region
        • Chomutov (Komotau)
    Dr. Fengl
    Egypt
     
    • Aswan Governorate (Assuan Governorate)
      • Tushka
    H. A. Gilg (2012) Ancient Gems: Egyptian Amethyst in Amethyst: Uncommon Vintage (2012) No. 16 Lithographie. Denver pp22-25
    France
     
    • Alsace
      • Bas-Rhin
        • Bruche valley (Breuch valley)
          • Schirmeck
    J.-L. Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994
      • Haut-Rhin
        • Lauch Valley
          • Lautenbach
    J.-L. Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994
    J.-L. Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994
        • Ribeauvillé
          • Bergheim
    J.-L. Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994
    • Franche-Comté
      • Haute-Saône
        • Faucogney-et-la-Mer
          • Esmoulières
            • Saphoz
    Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
    • Lorraine
      • Vosges
        • Gérardmer
    J.-L. Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994
        • La Bresse
    J.-L. Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994
    Germany
     
    • Baden-Württemberg
      • Black Forest
        • Baden-Baden
          • Iberg
    S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
          • Leisberg
    S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
        • Calw
    Walenta, K. (1992): "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich).
    Natural History Museum Vienna collection
        • Sulzburg
    Lapis 1980(3), 26-27
        • Waldshut
          • Detzeln
    Hess, E., Graeser, S. & Gabriel, W. (2011): Das Porphyrwerk Detzeln im Steinatal und seine Mineralien. Lapis 36 (4), 25-35; 54.
          • Görwihl
            • Unteralpfen
    Lapis 1985(1), 20
        • Wolfach
          • Oberwolfach
            • Rankach valley
    Kaiser, H. (1984): Die Grube Clara zu Wolfach im Schwarzwald. Verlag Karl Schillinger, Freiburg im Breisgau, 102 pp. (in German)
      • Odenwald
        • Heiligkreuzsteinach
          • Lampenhain
    Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
        • Schriesheim
    Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
    • Bavaria
      • Franconia
        • Fichtelgebirge
          • Wunsiedel
            • Schönbrunn
    F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 59-62
        • Franconian Forest
          • Kronach
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
      • Upper Palatinate
        • Grafenwöhr
          • Freihung
            • Tanzfleck
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
    • Hesse
      • Main valley
        • Hanau
    S. Weiss: Mineralfundstellen Deutschland West, Weise (Munich), 1990
      • Odenwald
        • Roßdorf
    S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
    • Rhineland-Palatinate
      • Palatinate
        • Annweiler am Trifels
          • Waldhambach
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
    • Saarland
      • Saar coal mining area
        • Saarbrücken
          • Fechingen
    H. Schneider: "Saarland", Sammlung geologischer Führer, Vol. 84, Borntraeger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 1991
    • Saxony
      • Glauchau
    H. Vollstädt, R. Baumgärtel: "Einheimische Edelsteine", 2nd. ed., Steinkopff (Dresden), 1977
    • Thuringia
      • Saalfeld
    Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
    Hungary
     
    • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
      • Zemplén Mtns (Tokaj Mtns)
        • Legyesbénye
    Szakáll: Top.Min. Hun.
        • Monok
    Szakáll: Topographia Mineralogica Hungariae III.
    India
     
    • Gujarat
      • Bharuch District
        • Bharuch
    Fulljames, G. “A Visit. December, 1832, to the Carnelian Mines, situated in the Rajpeepta Hills, to the Eastward of Broach” Transactions, Bombay Geographical Society Vol. 2 p. 74
      • Zaghadia (Jhagadia)
    Richard M. Pearl: "Minerals of India", Mineral Digest, vol. 2.
    Japan
     
    • Hokkaido
      • Oshima peninsula
        • Hiyama Subprefecture
    Michael Meder collection
    Madagascar
     
    • Mahajanga Province (Majunga)
      • Boeny Region
        • Ambato-Boeni District
          • Manerinerina Commune
    Specimens in the collection of Rock Currier
    Mozambique
     
    • Maputo Province
    Martins da Pedra collection & photo
    Peru
     
    • Huancavelica Department
      • Huancavelica Province
        • Ascencion District
          • Yauricocha Parish
    J.Hyrsl (2012) Gemstones of Peru, p. 40
    Poland
     
    • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    Collection of Museum of Univeristy of Wroclaw
    Portugal
     
    • Lisbon District
      • Sintra
        • Belas
    Martins de Pedra
    Romania
     
    • Hunedoara Co.
    Primics, G. (1886): Das Vorkommen der derben Quarzvarietäten bei Tekerő. Földtani Közlöny, 16, 347-353.
    • Maramureș Co.
      • Șișești Commune
        • Șurdești village
    Jude Radu (2010). An overview of the Oaș and Gutâi Neogene Metallogenetic District. Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits, Mineral Resources of Carpathians area. 10th-12th September 2010, Baia Mare, Romania. vol 84, p.94-95
    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Karelia Republic
        • Ladoga Region
          • Pitkyaranta District (Pitkäranta District)
            • Salmi
    Polekhovsky, Y.S., and Punin, Y.O. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(7), 642-646.
    Slovakia
     
    • Banská Bystrica Region
      • Banská Štiavnica Co.
      • Žiar nad Hronom Co.
    Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
    Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
    Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
    Ďuďa R., 1993 : Die mineralien der Gold und Silber - lagersttäte von Kremnitz ( Kremnica) in der Slowakei. Mineralien Welt /Haltern,Nemecko/,5, s. 20 - 32
    Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
    Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
    South Africa
     
    • Limpopo Province
      • Vhembe District
    Minerals of South Africa
    • North West Province
      • Ngaka Modiri Molema District
    Minerals of South Africa
    • Northern Cape Province
      • Francis Baard District
    Minerals of South Africa
      • Pixley ka Seme District
    Minerals of South Africa
    Minerals of South Africa
    Sri Lanka
     
    • Sabaragamuwa Province
      • Ratnapura District
    Switzerland
     
    • Jura
      • Bassecourt
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 106.
      • Delémont (Delsberg)
        • Courfaivre
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 106.
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cornwall
        • Mount's Bay District
          • Porthleven
    Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 194
        • St Just District
          • St Just
            • Botallack
              • Botallack Mine
    Rocks & Min.: 60(1):24.
    • Scotland
      • Fife
      • Tayside (Angus)
        • Montrose
          • Usan
    Ukraine
     
    • Crimea Oblast'
      • Crimea peninsula
    Volodymyr Manyuk (2008) The Problem Of Creation Of Network National Geoparks In Ukraine. in Proceeding 33 th International Geological Congress
    USA
     
    • Alabama
      • Blount Co.
    Mineralogy of Alabama Geol Surv Ala. Bull 120
    • Arizona
    Getsinger, F. 1961 Agate in Arizona: Lapidary Journal, v. 15, no. 3, p. 316-318.
      • Navajo Co.
        • Holbrook District
    P Cristofono collection
      • Pima Co.
        • Empire Mts
          • Empire District
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 348.
    • California
    Pelletier, 1962. Mineral Species & Localities of Marin County
      • San Luis Obispo Co.
    • Colorado
      • Douglas Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Elbert Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Grand Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Jefferson Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Mineral Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield Co.
    Januzzi, Ronald E. (1976): Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury.
      • New Haven Co.
    Samuel Robinson (1825) A Catalogue of American Minerals, with their localities. Boston
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough Co.
        • Tampa
          • Tampa Bay
    Zeitner (1968) Appalachian Gem Trails
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    • Georgia
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    • Iowa
    R&M 77:6 pp 404-413
      • Henry Co.
    R&M 77:6 pp 404-413
    Jay Ellis Ransom,1974, Gems and Minerals of America
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
    Ref: Earth Treasures Vol 4, Allan W. Eckert, 1987
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
    Earth Treasures Vol 4, Allan W. Eckert, 1987
      • East Feliciana Parish
    Earth Treasures Vol 4, Allan W. Eckert, 1987
      • Evangeline Parish
    Earth Treasures Vol 4, Allan W. Eckert, 1987
    Ransom, 1974. Gems and Minerals of America
    Jay Ellis Ransom,1974, Gems and Minerals of America
    • Maine
    Jackson, Charles, 1838, Second Annual Maine Geological Survey.
      • Washington Co.
        • Perry
    Morrill and Hinckley, 1959. Maine Mines and Minerals vol.2
    Morrill & Hinckley, 1959. Maine Mines & Mineral Localities, Vol. 2.
    • Massachusetts
      • Franklin Co.
    Hitchcock, Edward (1858): Catalogue [of the collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils in the state collection] in Annual report of the Secretary of the Board of Agriculture, Volume 6 (Boston: Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture, 1859)
    • Michigan
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
        • Lake Superior
    Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
      • Humboldt Co.
    Christopher Wentzell
    • New Jersey
    Gems and Minerals of America - Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    Gems and Minerals of America -Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
      • Somerset Co.
        • Warren Township
    Collected- David S. Bernstein, 2011
    A Quest for New Jersey Minerals, Robert Speiser(1978):10.
      • Union Co.
    Blyskal, Stephen C. (2013), private communication to Mindat file No. 175647.
    • New Mexico
      • Cibola Co.
    Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
    Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
      • Luna Co.
    P Cristofono collection
    • North Carolina
    Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    Ransom,Jay Ellis,1974,Gems And Minerals Of America
    Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ranson-1974
    Zeitner,J.C.,1968,Appalachian mineral and gem trails,Lapidary Journal
    Gems and Minerals of America -Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    • Ohio
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    • Oregon
      • Lane Co.
        • Lookout Point prospects
    Ariel S Wall
      • Linn Co.
        • Chandler Mountain
    Ariel Duplant
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster Co.
        • State Line Chromite District
          • Fulton Township
    Mineralogy of Pennsylvania-1922; Samuel S. Gordon, pg. 204
    • Rhode Island
      • Kent Co.
    Gems and Minerals of America - Jay Ellis Ransom-1974; Samuel Robinson (1825) A Catalogue of American Minerals, with their localities. Boston
      • Newport Co.
    Miller, 1972. Minerals of Rhode Island.
    • South Dakota
      • Jackson Co.
    SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"
    Jay Ellis Ransom, 1974, Gems and Minerals of America
    • Tennessee
      • Bedford Co.
    Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee Mineral Locality Index. Rocks & Minerals 86:300-328
      • Coffee Co.
    LapJourn. 16(11):1012
    • Texas
      • Brewster Co.
        • Alpine
    www.austingemandmineral.org
    http://www.omsinc.org/archives/Ore-cutts_Jan04.pdf
    • Utah
      • Grand Co.
    Bixby Catalog of Utah Minerals 1902
      • Juab Co.
        • Thomas Range
    UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    • Washington
      • Klickitat Co.
        • Warwick
    Dake, 1956. NW Gem Trails, 2nd ed.
      • Lewis Co.
        • Logan Hill
        • Toledo
    • West Virginia
    West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey
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