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A variety of Kyanite

A chromian Kyanite. Contains up to 17 wt.% Cr2O3, this highest value reported for the Slovenia material.

Classification of Chrome-Kyanite URL:
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Physical Properties of Chrome-Kyanite


Chemical Properties of Chrome-Kyanite

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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 Chrome-Kyanite

Reference List:
Sobolev, N.V., Jr., Kuznetsova, I.K., and Zyuzin, N.I. (1968) The petrology of grospydite xenoliths from the Zagadochnaya Kimberlite pipe in Yakutia. Journal of Petrology: 9: 253-280.

Janák, M., Uher, P., Ravna, E.K., Kullerud, K., Vrabec, M. (2015): Chromium-rich kyanite, magnesiostaurolite and corundum in ultrahigh-pressure eclogites (examples from Pohorje Mountains, Slovenia and Tromsø Nappe, Norway). European Journal of Mineralogy: 27(3): 377-392

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Localities for Chrome-Kyanite

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.
New Zealand
  • South Island
Stallard & Shelley in Journal of Metamorphic Geology 23:425 (2005)
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Lake Baikal area
AmMin 81:249-254 (1996)
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
Sobolev, et al (1968) Journal of Petrology: 9(2): 253-280.
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