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Tourmaline from
Freßnitzkogel, Freßnitzgraben, Krieglach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria

Classification
Species:'Tourmaline' (not an IMA approved species)
Formula:A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Comments:massive tourmalinite in contact wih lazulite and quartz, genetic relationship with lazulite-quartz veins unknown!
Colour:dark brown - black
Quality for species:Poor for species, only of interest for locality collectors. (#)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:Polarised-light microscopy
References
References:http://www.franzbernhard.x10hosting.com/polishedslabs.html
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Lazulite1 photo of Tourmaline associated with Lazulite at this locality.
Quartz1 photo of Tourmaline associated with Quartz at this locality.
Muscovite1 photo of Tourmaline associated with Muscovite at this locality.
Apatite1 photo of Tourmaline associated with Apatite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Tourmaline data
Locality Data:Click here to view Freßnitzkogel, Freßnitzgraben, Krieglach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria
Nearest other occurrences of Tourmaline
2.1km (1.3 miles) Rotriegel ridge, Freßnitzgraben, Krieglach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria
4.0km (2.5 miles) Wegscheidkreuz, Freßnitzgraben, Krieglach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria
6.1km (3.8 miles) Höllkogel, Alpl, Freßnitzgraben, Krieglach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria
10.4km (6.4 miles) Lambachgraben quarry ("Harterbachgraben" quarry), Hadersdorf, Kindberg, Styria, Austria
12.1km (7.5 miles) Quartzite quarry (Steinbruch Rohrdorfer; Tanzer quarry; Schindergraben quarry), Falkenstein, Fischbach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria
13.3km (8.2 miles) Faschingbauerkreuz - Reithkogel area (Gießhübler Berg; Gießhübler Holzschlag), Fischbach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria
13.3km (8.3 miles) Rattner Alp - Steinriegel area, Ratten, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria
17.1km (10.6 miles) Plankogel (Antoni adit; Neu Barbara adit), Gasen, Birkfeld, Styria, Austria
21.0km (13.1 miles) Feistritzwald (Feistritz valley), Northern District, Prinzkogel mines, Prinzkogel (Prinzenkogel), Rettenegg, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria
21.4km (13.3 miles) Sohlen Alp (Solln; Sohlen; Sohlenalpe; Sollalpe), Niederalpl, Mariazell, Styria, Austria
 
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