LIVE REPORT! The 46th Annual Friends of Mineralogy Pacific Northwest Chapter Mineral Symposiu - last updated 2 hours ago. Click here to watch.
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat ArticlesThe ElementsBooks & Magazines
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsUsersMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Baxiyayike diopside occurrence, Baicheng Co. (Bay Co.), Akesu Prefecture (Aksu Prefecture; Aqsu Prefecture), Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
 
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 42° North , 81° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~111km
Name(s) in local language(s):巴西亚依克透辉石矿点, 拜城县 (باي ناھىيىس), 阿克苏地区 (ئاقسۇ ۋىلايىتى), 新疆维吾尔自治区, 中国


Gem diopside deposit, consisting of alkaline pegmatite veins that are hosted in marble. Individual veins are up to 300 m long and contain green diopside crystals of gem quality owing their colour to a small chromium content. The crystals are fully transparent, show prismatic or tabular-prismatic habits and measure 1-3.5 cm x 0.3-1.2 cm on average, but can be up to 7 cm long and up to 3 cm in diameter. Marbles in the northern part of the deposit also host diopside ore bodies that are 10-50 m long and 1.5-2 m wide, which produce fractured or cloudy crystals of an inferior quality. Marbles in the southern part of the deposit contain phlogopite and sodalite.

Located on the southern slopes of the South Tianshan range.


Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.

References

Sort by Year (asc) | by Year (desc) | by Author (A-Z) | by Author (Z-A)
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic mineral deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp. (in Chinese)

 
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: October 20, 2019 09:47:25 Page generated: December 21, 2017 03:26:12
Go to top of page