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About GreenoviteHide

George Bellas Greenough
Named in 1840 by Ours-Pierre-Armand Petit-Dufrénoy in honor of George Bellas Greenough [18 January 1778 London, England, UK – 2 April 1855 Naples, Italy]. Greenough was an author of several geology books, co-founder of the Geological Society (London) and first president of that organization. Greenough also led the research and publication of a geological map of the United Kingdom.
A variety of Titanite

Red, Mn2+-bearing variety of titanite.

Originally reported from Prabornaz Mine (Praborna Mine), Saint-Marcel, Aosta Valley, Italy.

Chemical Properties of GreenoviteHide


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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
2 photos of Greenovite associated with BrauniteMn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
2 photos of Greenovite associated with QuartzSiO2

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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.

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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.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Occitanie
    • Ariège
      • Luzenac
Lapis 19(12), 39 (1994)
  • Aosta Valley
    • Saint-Marcel
Marignac, C. (1845) Notices minéralogiques: Greenovite. Annales de chimie et physique, 3ème série, 14, 47-49. Mottana A., Griffin W.L., (1979) - Pink titanite (greenovite) from St. Marcel, Val D'Aosta, Italy - Rend soc. It. min. Petr., Milano, Vol. 35, n. 1, pp. 135-143
  • Haute Matsiatra
    • Ikalamavony
      • Ikalamavony Commune
Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
  • England
    • Devon
      • West Devon
        • Okehampton Hamlets
Specimen given to the BMNH by A.W.G. Kingsbury (1958); Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177 (referring to Kingsbury);
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