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Ceylonite

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Named in 1793 by Jean-Claude Delametherie for the type location Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka.
A variety of Spinel

A ferroan spinel with Mg:Fe from 3:1 and 1:1 and little or no ferric iron.

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Classification of Ceylonite

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Relationship of Ceylonite to other Species

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ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cochromite(Co,Ni,Fe)(Cr,Al)2O4
CoulsoniteFe2+V23+O4
CuprospinelCu2+Fe23+O4
Filipstadite(Sb0.5Fe0.5)Mn2O4
FrankliniteZn2+Fe23+O4
GahniteZnAl2O4
Galaxite(Mn,Fe,Mg)(Al,Fe)2O4
HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
JacobsiteMn2+Fe23+O4
MagnesiochromiteMg(Cr,Al,Fe)2O4
MagnesiocoulsoniteMgV2O4
MagnesioferriteMgFe23+O4
MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Manganochromite(Mn,Fe)(Cr,V)2O4
Nichromite(Ni,Co,Fe)(Cr,Fe,Al)2O4
Qandilite(Mg,Fe)2(Ti,Fe,Al)O4
SpinelMgAl2O4
TrevoriteNi2+Fe23+O4
UlvöspinelFe2TiO4
Vuorelainenite(Mn,Fe)(V,Cr)2O4
ZincochromiteZnCr2O4

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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 Ceylonite

Reference List:
Delametherie (1793), Journal Phys.: 42: 23.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 692.

Internet Links for Ceylonite

Localities for Ceylonite

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.
Antarctica
AmMin 36:361-367
China
 
  • Shandong Province
    • Zibo Prefecture
      • Linzi District
Da-Xin Li and Yi-Ming Zhao (1997): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 16(1), 44-49.
Japan
 
  • Kyushu Region
    • Fukuoka Prefecture
Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Slovakia
 
  • Žilina Region
    • Martin Co.
      • Martin
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Sri Lanka
 
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
    • Ratnapura District
      • Ratnapura
Ceylon Aluvial Mine, (Book, Co. 2002)
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Albula Valley
      • Landwasser Valley
        • Davos
          • Wolfgang
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 382.
USA
 
  • California
    • Riverside Co.
      • Crestmore
        • Crestmore quarries
          • Sky Blue Hill
Woodford, A.O., Crippen, R.A., and Garner, K.B. (1941) Section Across Commercial Quarry, Crestmore, California. American Mineralogist: 26: 373.
  • New York
    • Westchester Co.
      • Cortlandt Township
        • Montrose
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull., Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 70.
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 90.
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