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Granulite outcrop, Waldheim, Döbeln, Saxony, Germany

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude: 51° North , 13° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~124km
Name(s) in local language(s):Granulitaufschluss, Waldheim, Döbeln, Sachsen, Deutschland

Outcrop of a hydrothermally altered granulite, located just east of the Waldheim freight depot. Today inaccessible.
Located about 10 km SW of Döbeln.

Prismatine from this locality was considered as kornerupine for a long time before it was eventually recognised as a new mineral. Older specimens, therefore, may still be labelled as kornerupine. The latter, however, does not occur here.

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Sauer, A. (1886) Über eine eigentümliche Granulitart als Muttergestein zweier neuer Mineralspecies. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 38, 704-705.
Uhlig, J. (1910) Über Prismatin und Kryptotil von Waldheim in Sachsen. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie und Mineralogie 47, 215-213.
De Villiers, J.E. (1940) Iron-rich kornerupine from Port Shepstone, Natal. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 25, n° 169, 550-556 (contains an analysis of "kornerupine var. prismatine" from Waldheim).
Grew, E.S., Cooper, M.A., and Hawthorne, F.C. (1996) Prismatine: Revalidation for boron-rich compositions in the kornerupine group. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 60, n° 400, 483-491.

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