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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

Name in Other Languages:
Finnish:Karneoli
French:Cornaline
Italian:Corniola
Latvian:Karneols
Polish:Karneol
Portuguese:Cornalina
Slovak:Karneol
Turkish:akik

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.

Internet Links for Carnelian

Localities for Carnelian

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(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.
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
Botswana
USGS (2011) Minerals Yearbook - 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
      • Weiherhammer
        • Kaltenbrunn
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 Mts (Tokaj Mts)
      • 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.
Indonesia
 
  • Jawa Island (Java Island)
    • Jawa Timur Province (East Java Province)
      • Pacitan
karel Bal Collection
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
      • 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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