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Cordierite from
Musina (Messina), Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Classification
Species:Cordierite
Formula:(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Comments:In hand specimens it's grey-blue in colour but in areas where hydrothermal alteration has occurred it becomes distinctly greenish (Cairncross 1991)
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Cairncross, B. (1991) The Messina Mining District, South Africa. Mineralogical Record 22(3) 187-199; Cairncross, B., and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa, Linden 2014, RSA
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Cordierite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Musina (Messina), Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Localities for Cordierite in this Region
Messina Mine (No. 5 shaft; Musina Mine), Musina (Messina), Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
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