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Name first used by L.J.Spencer (1922) in Min.Abstr. 1, 76 and 446
A variety of Beryl

Variety of beryl high in alkalis (Li2O to 2%, Na2O to 4%, K2O to 2%, Rb2O to 1.3% and Cs2O to 4.6%)

See also:

Caesium beryl



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Caesium BerylThe term 'caesium beryl' refers to a caesium-bearing beryl. The names vorobyevite and rosterite have both been used to refer to such material however the use of these names should be discouraged.

RosteriteAn alkali beryl from San Piero in Campo, Elba, Italy.

Described as a new species by G.Grattarola (1880) Riv. Sci. indust, no.19

Discredited by F.Zambonini and G. Caglioti (1928) Gazz. Chim. Ital. 58, 131 to be an alkali beryl with 0.4% Li2O, 4.2% Na...

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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 map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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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.
  • Badakhshan Province (Badakshan Province; Badahsan Province)
    • Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts
Rob Lavinsky coll. analized by Federico Pezzota Anatoly Kasatkin, newer analysis in 2015
  • Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan)
    • Du Ab District
      • Nilaw-Kolum pegmatite field
Orris, G.J., and Bliss, J.D. (2002): Mines and Mineral Occurrences of Afghanistan. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-110
  • New South Wales
    • Farnell Co.
      • Byjerkerno Creek
Lishmund, S.R., 1982. Non Metallic and Tin Deposits of the Broken Hill District. Geological Survey of New South Wales Bulletin No.28
    • Coolgardie Shire
      • Nepean
    • Port Hedland Shire
      • Abydos Station
        • Wodgina
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia.
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I. (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia.
  • Minas Gerais
Revista Brasileira de Geociências 31(l):89-94
  • Karnataka
    • Mandya District
J. Geol. Soc. of India, 54:599-608
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Elba Island
        • Campo nell'Elba
[Caesium Beryl var: Rosterite] G.Grattarola (1880) Riv.Sci, indust. no.19
  • Antananarivo Province
    • Vakinankaratra Region
      • Antsirabe II District
        • Sahatany Pegmatite Field (Mt Ibity area)
          • Sahatany Valley
Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. 624p [p.554-556]
Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. 624p (p.545-)
      • Betafo District
        • Ambohimanambola Commune
Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. 624p [p.554-556]
  • Mandalay Region (Mandalay Division)
    • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
      • Singu Township
        • Letpanhla
          • Male (Marle; Marla)
[Caesium Beryl] in Coll. M. Slama
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Dzierżoniów District
      • Piława Górna (Ober Peilau; Gnadenfrei)
        • DSS Piława Górna Quarry
[Caesium Beryl] Pieczka, A., Włodek, A., Gołębiowska, B., Szełęg, E., Szuszkiewicz, A., Ilnicki, S., Nejbert, K., Turniak, K. (2015): Phosphate-bearing pegmatites in the Góry Sowie Block and adjacent areas, Sudetes, SW Poland. 7th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, PEG 2015 Książ, Poland. Abstracts: 77-78; Pieczka, A., Hawthorne, F.C., Ma, C., Rossman, G.R., Szełęg, E., Szuszkiewicz, A., Turniak, K., Nejbert, K., Ilnicki, S.S., Buffat, P., Rutkowski, B. (2016): Żabińskiite, ideally Ca(Al0.5Ta0.5)(SiO4)O, a new mineral of the titanite group from the Piława Górna pegmatite, the Góry Sowie Block, southwestern Poland, Mineralogical Magazine: 80: (in press
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Krasnyi Chikoy
Rainer Thomas, Paul Davidson and Elena Badanina (2010) Water- and Boron-Rich Melt Inclusions in Quartz from the Malkhan Pegmatite, Transbaikalia, Russia. Minerals 2012, 2, 435-458.
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Plast
          • Kochkar' District
            • Svetlyi
Igor Savin's data; Igor Savin's data
  • Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan (Viloyati Badakhshoni Kuni)
    • Pamir Mts
      • Rangkul' Highlands
Oleg Lopatkin
  • Arizona
    • Mohave Co.
      • Peach Springs vicinity
        • Wright Creek Ranch area
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 133, 224; Schaller, W.T., et al (1962), An unusual beryl from AZ, Amer.Min.: 47:672-699.
  • Colorado
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Quartz Creek Pegmatite District
Rocks & Min. Vol.71, No.3, p.193
  • Maine
    • Oxford Co.
[Caesium Beryl] S.L.Penfield (1888), Amer. J. Sci, ser.3 36, 317
  • North Carolina
    • Yancey Co.
      • Spruce Pine District
        • Burnsville
          • Hurricane Mountain
"Mineralogy of the Ray Mica Mine" by J.W. Miller and C.W. Allen
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