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Originally reported from Sala, Västmanland, Sweden.
A variety of Diopside

An obsolete name for a pyroxene that would now be classified as an Fe-bearing variety of diopside.

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Classification of SaliteHide


Previous petrological nomenclature of clinopyroxenes from basaltic magmas (after Poldervaart & Hess, 1951)

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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 SaliteHide

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A. Poldervaart , and H. H. Hess , "Pyroxenes in the Crystallization of Basaltic Magma," The Journal of Geology 59, no. 5 (Sep., 1951): 472-489.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

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  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Queen Elizabeth Land
      • Pensacola Mountains
Leat, P. T., Riley, T. R., Storey, B. C., Kelley, S. P., & Millar, I. L. (2000). Middle Jurassic ultramafic lamprophyre dyke within the Ferrar magmatic province, Pensacola Mountains, Antarctica. Mineralogical Magazine, 64(1), 95-111.
  • Gansu
    • Longnan
      • Li County
Yu, X. H., Mo, X. X., Flower, M., Su, S. G., & Zhao, X. (2001). Cenozoic kamafugite volcanism and tectonic meaning in west Qinling area, Gansu province. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 17(3), 366-+. Xuehu, Y., ZlllDAN, Z. H. A. O., Xuanxue, M., Shangguo, S., DEQIN, Z., & Yonglei, W. (2003). The petrological and mineralogical characteristics of Cenozoic kamafugite and carbonatite association in West Qinling, Gansu province: China. Mineral, 72, 161-179. Zhao, Z., Zhang, H., Yu, X., Mo, X., & Depaolo, D. J. (2005). Cenozoic kamafugite in west Qinling, China: Age and geochemistry. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Supplement, 69, A111.
  • Issyk-Kul Region
Soloviev, S. G. (2011). Geology, mineralization, and fluid Inclusion characteristics of the Kensu W-Mo skarn and Mo-W-Cu-Au alkalic porphyry deposit, Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan. Economic Geology, 106(2), 193-222.
  • Béni Mellal-Khénifra
    • Khénifra Province
      • M'Rirt
Cheilletz, A., & Giuliani, G. (1988). Epigenesis versus syngenesis: a contribution to the debate based on the stratiform tungsten skarn, nnineralizations of Djebel Aouam, central Morocco. Seventh Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium
  • Kamchatka Krai
Kaminsky, F. V., Wirth, R., Anikin, L. P., Morales, L., & Schreiber, A. (2016). Carbonado-like diamond from the Avacha active volcano in Kamchatka, Russia. Lithos, 265, 222-236.
  • Zaporizhia Oblast
    • Priazovske
Ryabchikov, I.D., Kogarko, L.N., Krivdik, S.G., and Ntaflos, T. (2008): Constraints of the Formation of Carbonatites in the Chernigovka Massif, Azov Region, Ukraine. Geology of Ore Deposits 50(6), 423-432.
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