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Danburite

This page kindly sponsored by Danbury Mineralogical Society
Formula:
CaB2Si2O8
Colour:
Pale yellow, yellowish-brown, colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous, Greasy
Hardness:
7 - 7½
Specific Gravity:
2.93 - 3.02
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
For the type locality at Danbury, Connecticut, USA.
The calcium analogue of Maleevite and Pekovite.

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Classification of DanburiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.FA.65

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
F : Tektosilicates without zeolitic H2O
A : Tektosilicates without additional non-tetrahedral anions
56.3.1.1

56 : SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
3 : Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with[Si2O7] with borate groups
17.5.11

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
5 : Borosilicates

Physical Properties of DanburiteHide

Vitreous, Greasy
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Pale yellow, yellowish-brown, colourless
Streak:
White
Hardness:
7 - 7½ on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Poor/Indistinct
Indistinct on {001}
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal
Density:
2.93 - 3.02 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.99 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of DanburiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+/-)
RI values:
nα = 1.627 - 1.633 nβ = 1.630 - 1.636 nγ = 1.633 - 1.639
2V:
Measured: 88° to 90°, Calculated: 88°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.006
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v strong

Chemical Properties of DanburiteHide

Formula:
CaB2Si2O8
Common Impurities:
Fe,Mn,Al,Mg,Sr,Na

Crystallography of DanburiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.038(3) Å, b = 8.752(5) Å, c = 7.73 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.918 : 1 : 0.883
Unit Cell V:
543.79 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Prismatic crystals, disseminated masses.

Crystallographic forms of DanburiteHide

Crystal Atlas:
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Danburite no.40 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)
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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.

Type Occurrence of DanburiteHide

Synonyms of DanburiteHide

Other Language Names for DanburiteHide

Dutch:Danburiet
Finnish:Danburiitti
French:Danburite
German:Danburit
Italian:Danburite
Polish:Danburyt
Simplified Chinese:赛黄晶
Slovak:Danburit
Spanish:Danburita
Traditional Chinese:賽黃晶

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite92 photos of Danburite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Quartz49 photos of Danburite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Magnesio-riebeckite41 photos of Danburite associated with Magnesio-riebeckite on mindat.org.
Datolite32 photos of Danburite associated with Datolite on mindat.org.
Pyrite26 photos of Danburite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Amethyst16 photos of Danburite associated with Amethyst on mindat.org.
Chalcopyrite13 photos of Danburite associated with Chalcopyrite on mindat.org.
Elbaite9 photos of Danburite associated with Elbaite on mindat.org.
Sphalerite9 photos of Danburite associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.
Citrine8 photos of Danburite associated with Citrine on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.FA.05KaliophiliteKAlSiO4Hex.
9.FA.05KalsiliteKAlSiO4Hex. 6 2 2 : P63 2 2
9.FA.05Nepheline(Na,K)AlSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.05Panunzite(K,Na)AlSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.05Trikalsilite(K,Na)AlSiO4Hex.
9.FA.05Yoshiokaite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)O4]Trig. 3 : P3
9.FA.05MegakalsiliteKAlSiO4Hex.
9.FA.10MalinkoiteNaBSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.15VirgiliteLiAlSi2O6Hex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
9.FA.25LisitsyniteKBSi2O6Orth. 2 2 2 : P2 2 2
9.FA.30AdulariaKAlSi3O8Mon.
9.FA.30Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8Tric.
9.FA.30Buddingtonite(NH4)(AlSi3)O8Mon. 2 : P21
9.FA.30CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon. 2/m
9.FA.30Hyalophane(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Mon.
9.FA.30MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
9.FA.30OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.30SanidineK(AlSi3O8)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.30RubiclineRb(AlSi3O8)Tric.
9.FA.30MonalbiteNaAlSi3O8Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.35AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
9.FA.35Andesine(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Tric.
9.FA.35AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)Tric. 1 : P1
9.FA.35Bytownite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]Tric.
9.FA.35Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
9.FA.35Oligoclase(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
9.FA.35ReedmergneriteNaBSi3O8Tric.
9.FA.40ParacelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
9.FA.45SvyatoslaviteCa(Al2Si2O8)Orth.
9.FA.45KumdykoliteNa(AlSi3O8)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
9.FA.50SlawsoniteSr(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
9.FA.55LisetiteCaNa2Al4Si4O16Orth.
9.FA.60BanalsiteNa2BaAl4Si4O16Orth.
9.FA.60StronalsiteNa2SrAl4Si4O16Orth.
9.FA.65MaleeviteBaB2Si2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
9.FA.65PekoviteSrB2Si2O8
9.FA.70Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8Tet. 4/m : I4/m
9.FA.75KokchetaviteK(AlSi3O8)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

17.5.1ManandoniteLi2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8Orth.
17.5.2ReedmergneriteNaBSi3O8Tric.
17.5.3SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)Mon. 2 : P21
17.5.4OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)Trig.
17.5.5ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
17.5.6KalborsiteK6Al4BSi6O20(OH)4ClTet.
17.5.7BoromuscoviteKAl2(BSi3O10)(OH)2Mon.
17.5.8PoudretteiteKNa2B3Si12O30Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
17.5.9LiddicoatiteCa(Li2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
17.5.10DatoliteCa(HBSiO5)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
17.5.12HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5Mon. 2/m : P21/b
17.5.13BakeriteCa4(H5B5Si3O20)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
17.5.14OyeliteCa10Si8B2O29 · 12.5H2OOrth.
17.5.15KornerupineMg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
17.5.16HarkeriteCa12Mg4Al(BO3)3(SiO4)4(CO3)5 · H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
17.5.17SerendibiteCa4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]Tric. 1 : P1
17.5.18Stillwellite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Ca)BSiO5
17.5.19Tadzhikite-(Ce)Ca4Ce3+2Ti◻(B4Si4O22)(OH)2Mon.
17.5.20Melanocerite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4,BO4)3(OH,0)Hex.
17.5.21Okanoganite-(Y)(Na,Ca)3(Y,Ce)12Si6B2O27F14
17.5.22Tritomite-(Ce)Ce5(SiO4,BO4)3(OH,O)
17.5.23Tritomite-(Y)Y5(SiO4,BO4)3(O,OH,F)
17.5.24Cappelenite-(Y)Ba(Y,Ce)6Si3B6O24F2Trig. 3 : P3
17.5.25Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
17.5.26Holtite(Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
17.5.27DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
17.5.28 FerridraviteNaFe3+3(Mg2Fe3+4)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
17.5.29Axinite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2BSi4O15OHTric.
17.5.30Uvite SeriesCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
17.5.31GarrelsiteBa3NaSi2B7O16(OH)4Mon.
17.5.32TienshaniteKNa3Na6Ca2Ba6Mn6(Ti4+,Nb)6B12Si36O114(O,OH,F)11Hex. 6/m : P6/m
17.5.33LeucospheniteBaNa4Ti2B2Si10O30Mon.
17.5.34TaramelliteBa4(Fe3+,Ti,Fe2+,Mg)4(B2Si8O27)O2ClxOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
17.5.35TitantaramelliteBa4(Ti,Fe3+,Fe2+,Mg)4(B2Si8O27)O2ClxOrth.
17.5.36NagashimaliteBa4(V,Ti)4B2Si8O27(O,OH)2ClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
17.5.37Chromium-draviteNa(Mg3)Cr3+6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig.
17.5.38WawayandaiteCa6Mn2BBe9Si6O23(OH,Cl)15Mon.
17.5.39Werdingite(Mg,Fe)2Al14Si4B4O37Tric.
17.5.40Axinite-(Mn)Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
17.5.41AxiniteTric.
17.5.42TinzeniteCa2Mn2+4Al4[B2Si8O30](OH)2Tric.
17.5.44SchorlNa(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
17.5.45Fluor-buergeriteNa(Fe3+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3FTrig. 3m : R3m
17.5.46FeruviteCa(Fe2+)3MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
17.5.47Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OHTric. 1 : P1
17.5.48HomiliteCa2(Fe2+,Mg)B2Si2O10Mon.
17.5.49Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
17.5.50Hyalotekite(Pb,Ba,K)4(Ca,Y)2(B,Be)2(Si,B)2Si8O28(F,Cl)Tric. 1 : P1
17.5.51Hellandite-(Y)(Ca,REE)4Y2Al◻2(B4Si4O22) (OH)2Mon.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Danburite in petrologyHide

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References for DanburiteHide

Reference List:
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Shepard, C.U. (1840): Der Danburit, eine neue Mineralspecies, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Vol. 126 (2/050), p. 182
American Mineralogist (1974): 59: 79-85.
Hackwell, T.P. and Angel, R.J. (1992), The comparative compressibility of reedmergnerite, danburite and their aluminum analogs. European Journal of Mineralogy: 4: 1221-1227.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).

Internet Links for DanburiteHide

Localities for DanburiteHide

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.

Locality ListHide

- 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.
Afghanistan
 
  • Badakhshan Province (Badakshan Province; Badahsan Province)
    • Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts
Ikram Mineralogy (Wholly owned & manage by Ikram Nature Exploration (Pvt) Ltd)
Australia
 
  • Tasmania
    • West Coast municipality
      • Rosebery district
        • Colebrook Hill
Bottrill, RS, unpub data 2001
  • Victoria
    • City of Greater Shepparton
      • Dookie
        • Ascot Hills
Birch, W. D. (1996). Danburite‐bearing calc‐silicate rocks from the Ascot Hills, Dookie, Victoria. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 43(4), 387-393.
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Gastein valley
        • Bad Gastein
A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs, 1989
        • Kötschach valley
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993) / Kirchner, E.Ch. (1986): Danburit aus dem Kötschachtal bei Badgastein, Östereich. LAPIS 11 (11), 16 + 42
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba Department
    • Chapare Province
[MinRec 32:461]
        • Cristalmayu subdistrict
          • Chocolatal (Rocko Rancho)
            • Minasmayu valley
Alfredo Petrov specimens
(unpublished thesis)
          • Cristalmayu
GEOBOL-PNUD, Proyecto Asbesto, March 1977.
Alfredo Petrov, field collected specimens.
Alfredo Petrov collection
            • Cristalmayu valley
Natural History Museum Vienna collection
Alfredo Petrov collection
              • San Francisco mine
GEOBOL-PNUD, Proyecto Asbesto, March 1977.
GEOBOL-PNUD, Proyecto Asbesto, March 1977.
Alfredo Petrov collection
Canada
 
  • New Brunswick
    • Kings Co.
      • Cardwell Parish
        • Penobsquis
Canadian Mineralogist (1981): 19: 291-301.
      • Hammond Parish
        • Salt Springs evaporite deposit
BURNS, P.C., HAWTHORNE, F.C. & STIRLING, J.A.R. (1992): Trembathite, (Mg,Fe)3B7O13Cl, a new borate mineral from the Salt Springs potash deposit, Sussex, New Brunswick. Canadian Mineralogist 30, 445-448.
  • Northwest Territories
    • O'Grady Lake area
Canadian Mineralogist 41:117-137
  • Nova Scotia
    • Cumberland Co.
      • Pugwash
R.C. Boehner, "Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia", N.S. Dept. Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5, 1986.
    • Hants Co.
CanRockhound v.6, n.1 (2001)
    • Victoria Co.
      • Iona
Rocks & Minerals, Nov-Dec, 2003
  • Nunavut
    • Ellef Ringnes Island
Rocks & Minerals (Nov-Dec. 2003)
  • Yukon
    • Watson Lake Mining District
      • Cassiar Mts
        • Screw Creek
Rocks & Min.: 60(1):13.
China
 
  • Yunnan Province
    • Honghe Autonomous Prefecture
      • Gejiu Co.
        • Gejiu Sn-polymetallic ore field
Chengdian Pen (1986): Mineral Deposits 5(3), 37-48
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Zruč nad Sázavou (Srutsch an der Sasau)
Pauliš, P.: Skarnové ložisko Vlastějovice u Zruče nad Sázavou. Minerál, 1996, roč. 4, č. 6, s. 392-398.
France
 
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Favreau G., Meisser N., Chiappero P.J. (2004), Saint-Maime (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence): un exemple de pyrométamorphisme en région provençale, n°3, pp: 59-92
Germany
 
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Winterberg
        • Hildfeld
Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
        • Silbach
D. Pawlowski: "Mineralfundstellen im Sauerland", Weise (Munich), 1991
  • Saxony-Anhalt
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
  • Thuringia
Effmert, G.; Wurth, L. (2007): Bleicherode, Thüringen: Ein Feuerwerk von Gips-Kristallen, Mineralien-Welt 6/2007, p.42-47.
Iran
 
  • Hormozgan Province
Michal Filippi, et al (2002) Mineralien Welt, 13, 1, 60-72.; Mineralogical Record (2001) 32:252-253
Italy
 
  • Aosta Valley
    • Nus
      • Saint-Barthélemy
• Barresi, A.A., Kolitsch, U., Ciriotti, M.E., Ambrino, P., Bracco, R., Bonacina, E. (2005): La miniera di manganese di Varenche (Aosta, Italia nord-occidentale): ardennite, arseniopleite, manganberzeliite, pirofanite, sarkinite, thortveitite, nuovo As-Sc-analogo della metavariscite e altre specie. Micro (località), 2/2005, 81-122.
  • Latium
    • Rome Province
Caponera, I., Fiori, S., Pucci, R., & Signoretti, E. (2007). I minerali dei Colli Albani. Un aggiornamento sugli ultimi dieci anni di ricerche. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 31 (2), 74-91.
      • Bracciano Lake
Mariani P., Scaini G.: "I minerali d'Italia" - Rizzoli, 1978 and A. Del Caldo, C. Del Moro, C.M. Gramaccioli, M. Boscardin M. "Guida ai Minerali" Fabbri ed. Milano, 1981 and De Michele V. (1975) – Guida Mineralogica d’Italia – Ist. Geogr. De Agostini, Novara
    • Viterbo Province
Di Domenico Dario
      • Làtera volcano
        • Ischia di Castro
https://www.mindat.org/locedit.php?loc=241132&m=1
Camara, F., Oberti, R., Ottolini, L., Ventura, G. D., Bellatreccia, F. (2008): The crystal chemistry of Li in gadolinite. American Mineralogist, 93, 996-1004.
Fantappiè L. (1896): La Danburite ed altri minerali: in alcuni pezzi notevoli di rocce antiche, tra i “blocchi errratici” della regione Cimina. Rend. R. Acc. Naz. Lincei, Classe sci. fis. mat. nat., ser. 5, 5, 2, 108-113; Fantappiè L. (1897): Nuove osservazioni su minerali dei blocchi erratici della regione cimina. Riv. Miner. e Crist. Ital., 17, 3-19; Scherillo A. (1940): I proietti con minerali boriferi dei Vulcani Cimini. Per. Mineral., 11, 367-391; Stoppani F.S, Curti E. (1982): I minerali del Lazio. Editoriale Olimpia, Firenze, 291 pp.
        • Vetralla
Burli, M. (2013): Liberto Fantappiè. Uno studioso "a cavallo" tra i rilievi vulcanici della Tuscia. Il Cercapietre, 1-2, 13-23; http://www.gminromano.it/Cercapietre/rivista13/Art%2003.pdf
American Mineralogist (2002): 87: 739–744; American Mineralogist, Volume 91, pages 1170–-1177, 2006
Carlini, R., Signoretti, E., 2003. Località minori del vulcano Vicano: Villa S.Giovanni in Tuscia e Mazzocchio. Il Cercapietre. Not. del Gruppo Mineralogico Romano, 1-2: 33-41
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
      • Tanaro Valley
        • Ormea
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
Cabella R., Cotesogno L., Lucchetti G. (1987): Danburite-bearing mineralizations in metapelites of Permian age (Ligurian Brianconnais, Maritime Alps, Italy). N. Jahrb. Mineral. Monatsh., 7, 289-294; Piccoli G.C. (2002): Minerali delle Alpi Marittime e Cozie. Provincia di Cuneo. Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 366 pp.; Piccoli G. C., Maletto G., Bosio P., Lombardo B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.
    • Torino Province
      • Susa Valley
        • Bussoleno
          • Tignai
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): MInerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Bolzano Province (South Tyrol)
      • Aurina Valley (Ahrnbach Valley)
Joachim Esche collection
Südtirol un die Dolomiten (2002) - ExtraLapis N°22 - Christian Weise Verlag - München pp.96
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Pitigliano
Liotti L., 1991. I minerali dei vulcani laziali a Pitigliano (Grosseto). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 15 (3): 121-139.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Tohoku Region
      • Iwate Prefecture
        • Kamaishi City
Dr. Matsuo Nambu collection (curated by the Geological Survey of Japan)
  • Kyushu Region
    • Miyazaki Prefecture
      • Hinokage-cho
Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Nishikubo collection
      • Takachiho
Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo; Uehara, S., et al. (2014) Minerals from Kyushu and Yamaguchi. (Fukuoka Mineral Club, 355 pages)
    • Oita Prefecture
      • Bungo-Ohno City
Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
Madagascar
 
  • Antananarivo Province
    • Vakinankaratra Region
      • Betafo District
        • Ambohimanambola Commune
Wilson, W.E. (1989) The Anjanabonoina pegmatite, Madagascar. Mineralogical Record 20: 191-200
De Vito et al (2006): Nb-Ti-Ta oxides in the gem-mineralized and "hybrid" Anjanabonoina granitic pegmatite, central Madagascar: A record of magmatic and postmagmatic events. Canadian Mineralogist. 44: 87-103.
        • Andrembesoa Commune
          • FKT Antsentsindrano
Demartin, F. et al (2001): Schiavinatoite,(Nb,Ta)BO4, the Nb analogue of behierite. European Journal of Mineralogy 13, 159-165
Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris 35 , 76-84
          • Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely Pegmatite Field
Jordi Fabre photo ( On schiavinatoite specimen)
Gratacap, L. P. (1916): Some minerals from Madagascar as described in prof. A Lacroix's Mineralogie de France et ses colonies. American Mineralogist, 1: 17-34
      • Sahatany Pegmatite Field (Mt Ibity area)
        • Manandona Valley
[MinRec 33:165]/ Pezzotta, F. (1999): Madagaskar. Das Paradies der Mineralien und Edelsteine. Extra Lapis nr 17, pp 53-54 (german edition)
Knut Edvard Larsen collection # MM-1950
Knut Edvard Larsen collection # MM-2401
Knut Edvard Larsen collection # MM-3405
Lefevre & Thomas (1998): Les pegmatites de la vallée de la Sahatany, Madagascar. La Règne Minéral, nr 19, 15-28
Larsen, K. E. (2003): Mineralene i Sahatany pegmatittfelt, Madagaskar. Norsk Bergverksmuseums Skrift. 25, 5-18(in norwegian)
Lacroix, A. (1912): Sur quelques minéraux des pegmatites du Vakinankaratra (Madagascar). Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie, Paris 35 , 76-84
Knut Edvard Larsen collection # M-639; Pavel M. Kartashov collection and photo; Novák, M., Cempírek, J., Gadas, P., Škoda, R., Galiová, M. V., Pezzotta, F. and Groat, L. A. (2015): Boralsilite and Li, Be-bearing "Boron Mullite" Al8B2Si2O19, Breakdown products of spodumene from the Manjaka pegmatite, Sahatany valley, Madagascar. Canadian Mineralogist. 53: 357-374
Knut Edvard Larsen collection # MM-972
  • Fianarantsoa Province
    • Amoron'i Mania Region
      • Ambatofinandrahana District
        • Mandrosonoro Commune
          • Ambatovita
Laurs, B. L. et al. (2003): Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, Madagaascar: A new Gem mineral. Gems & Gemology 39 (4): 284-301
      • Ambositra District
        • Ambositra Commune
          • Fasimena
Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. 624p (p.458)
Mexico
 
  • Baja California (Baja California Norte; BC Norte)
    • Mun. de Ensenada
      • La Huerta
Rocks & Min.: 63:456; Panczner (1987): 87-251..
      • Rosa de Castilla
Rocks & Min.:63:456; Panczner(1987):177 & 186.
  • San Luis Potosí
    • Mun. de Charcas
Handbook of Mineralogy (Bakerite)
[www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
Panczner(1987).
Richard Dale Collection
Panczner (1987): 177.
Panczner (1987): 177; [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
Mozambique
 
  • Zambezia Province
    • Alto Ligonha District
Thomas, R., Davidson, P. (2010): Hambergite-rich melt inclusions in morganite crystals from the Muiane pegmatite, Mozambique and some remarks on the paragenesis of hambergite. - Mineralogy and Petrology, 100, 3-4, 227-23
Myanmar
 
  • Mandalay Region (Mandalay Division)
    • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
      • Mogok Township
        • Kyauk-Pyat-That
American Mineralogist (2008) 93:1545-1549
Harlow, G.E. & Hawthorne, F.C. (2008): Herderite from Mogok, Myanmar, and comparison with hydroxyl-herderite from Ehrenfriedersdorf, Germany. American Mineralogist, 93, 1545-1549.
        • Mogok Valley
          • Dattaw-taung (Dattaw hill)
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Themelis, Ted, 2008, Gems and Mines of Mogok.; Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Themelis, Ted, 2008, Gems and Mines of Mogok.; Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
        • Pein-Pyit (Painpyit; Pyan Pyit)
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Dr. Kyaw Khaing Win, personal communication
  • Shan State
    • Kyaukme District
Van King
        • Lelgyi
Dr. Kyaw Khaing Win pers. comm.
        • Molo quarter
Knut Eldjarn collection
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Omaruru District
      • Omaruru
Jahn, S. & Bast, R. (2006): Der Krantzberg bei Omaruru, Namibia, und die Mineralvorkommen in seiner Umgebung. Mineralien-Welt 17 (3), 32-48.; - Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2007): Namibia. Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag, Haltern (in English)
    • Swakopmund District
      • Arandis
Dana 7:I:578.
Nepal
 
  • Kosi Zone (Koshi Zone)
    • Sankhuwasabha District (Sankhuwa Sahba; Shankuwa-Sava)
Rocks & Minerals: Nov-Dec, 2003; Natural History Museum Vienna collection; Simmons, W. B., Falster, A. U., & Laurs, B. M. (2011). A survey of Mn-rich yellow tourmaline from worldwide localities and implications for the petrogenesis of granitic pegmatites. The Canadian Mineralogist, 49(1), 301-319
  • Mechi Zone
Krishna P. Kaphle, Himalayan gemstones and their prospects in Nepal, 2011, http://kpkaphle.blogspot.com.es/2011/11/himalayan-gemstones-and-their-prospects.html
Norway
 
  • Buskerud
    • Øvre Eiker
      • Gunhildrud
Hurum, J. H; Jahren, J.; Berg, H.-J. & Bjerkgaard, T. (1997): En eksotisk pegmatitt i kambrosiluren ved Eikeren, Buskerud. STEIN 24 (3), 125-128
  • Telemark
    • Kragerø
Oftedal, I. (1963): Contributions to the mineralogy of Norway No 16. Danburite from the Kragerø District. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 43, 73-74
Romania
 
  • Maramureș Co.
http://minerals-of-the-carpathians.eu
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Lake Baikal area
          • Slyudyanka (Sludyanka)
Andrey Vishnevskiy/Novosibirsk State University Collection
Garrett, Donald E. (1998) Borates. Handbook of Deposits, Processing, Properties, and Use.
        • Zheleznogorsk (Korshunikha)
Mazurov, M.P., Grishina, S.N., Istomin, V.E., and Titov, A.T. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(4), 271-284.
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
[World of Stones 12:49]
        • Aldan
P.M. Kartashov data
    • 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.
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
[MinRec 32:44]; Zagorsky, V. Y., Peretyazhko, I. S., Sapozhnikov, A. N., Zhukhlistov, A. P., & Zvyagin, B. B. (2003). Borocookeite, a new member of the chlorite group from the Malkhan gem tourmaline deposit, Central Transbaikalia, Russia. American Mineralogist, 88(5-6), 830-836.
Peretyazhko, I. S., Zagorsky, V. Y., Smirnov, S. Z., & Mikhailov, M. Y. (2004). Conditions of pocket formation in the Oktyabrskaya tourmaline-rich gem pegmatite (the Malkhan field, Central Transbaikalia, Russia). Chemical geology, 210(1), 91-111.
American Mineralogist, Volume 88, pages 830–836, 2003; International Geological Congress (2008) MRD-06 The Sosedka gem tourmaline-rich mine: Emplacement of extremely chemically heterogeneous pegmatite-forming medium; Zagorsky, V. Y. (2012). Mineralogy of pockets of the Malkhan tourmaline deposit (< i> Transbaikalia): feldspars of the Sosedka vein. Russian Geology and Geophysics, 53(6), 522-534
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Primorskiy Kray
      • Kavalerovo Mining District
        • Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche)
          • Dal'negorsk B deposit
Van King
Baskina, V. A., Prokof’ev, V. Y., Lebedev, V. A., Borisovsky, S. E., Dobrovol’skaya, M. G., Yakushev, A. I., & Gorbacheva, S. A. (2009). The Dal’negorsk borosilicate skarn deposit, Primorye, Russia: composition of ore-bearing solutions and boron sources. Geology of Ore Deposits, 51(3), 179-196.
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
        • Rezh District
          • Lipovka pegmatite field
Igor.V. Pekov, Lyudmila R. Memetova (2008) Minerals of the Lipovka Granite Pegmatites, Central Urals, Russia. Mineralogical Almanac 13:6-45
Slovakia
 
  • Prešov Region
    • Prešov Co.
      • Vyšná Šebastová
Ďuďa,R., et al., 1981: Mineralógia severnej časti Slanských vrchov. Min.Slovaca, Monografia 2, 98s
Sri Lanka
 
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
    • Ratnapura District
Dissanayake, C. B., Chandrajith, R. O. H. A. N. A., & Tobschall, H. J. (2000). The geology, mineralogy and rare element geochemistry of the gem deposits of Sri Lanka. BULLETIN-GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF FINLAND, 72(1/2), 5-20.
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Lugnez Valley (Lumnezia Valley)
      • Vals Valley
        • Länta
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 131.
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 131.
    • Medel Valley
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 131.
[Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index", p66]
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 131.
  • Ticino (Tessin)
    • Leventina
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 131.
  • Uri
    • Maderanertal
      • Etzli Valley
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 131.
Tajikistan
 
  • Region of Republican Subordination
    • Tien Shan Mtn
      • Alai Range (Alayskiy)
Canadian Mineralogist 42:107-119 (2004); Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Pautov L.A., Agakhanov A.A., Sokolova E.V., Hawthorne F., Karpenko V.Yu. (2011) Byzantievite, Ba5(Ca,REE,Y)22(Ti,Nb)18(SiO4)4[(PO4),(SiO4)]4(BO3)9O21[(OH),F]43(H2O)1.5, a new mineral. New Data on Minerals 46:5-12
  • Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan (Viloyati Badakhshoni Kuni)
    • Pamir Mts
      • Rangkul' Highlands
Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30; Thomas, R., & Davidson, P. (2010). Hambergite-rich melt inclusions in morganite crystals from the Muiane pegmatite, Mozambique and some remarks on the paragenesis of hambergite. Mineralogy and Petrology, 100(3-4), 227-239.
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Konovalenko, S. I., Voloshin, A. V., Pakhomovskiy, Y. A., Anen'yev, S. S., Perlina, G. A., Rogachev, D. L., & Kuznetsov, V. Y. (1984). Tusionite, MnSn (BO3) 2, A New Borate from Granite Pegmatite of Southwestern Pamir. International Geology Review, 26(4), 481-485.
Tanzania
 
  • Morogoro Region
    • Uluguru Mts (Uruguru Mts)
      • Morogoro
Hintze, J. (2010): Safari njema - Afrikanisches Tagebuch (I): Die gelben Danburite von Morogoro in Tansania. Lapis 35 (3), 25-28 (in German).; Radl, W. & Weiß, S. (2010): Gelber Danburit - ein neuer Edelstein von Morogoro in Tansania. Lapis 35 (3), 28-31 (in German).
Turkmenistan
 
  • Lebap Province
    • Chardzhou
Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Fersman Mineralogical Museum collection
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Liskeard District
        • Linkinhorne
          • Minions
Michael S. Rumsey, George Ryback and Richard Tayler (2011) Danburite from Meldon Quarry, Okehampton and other UK localities. Journal of the Russell Society 14:26-32; Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
    • Devon
      • Okehampton area (Northern Dartmoor)
Rumsey, M.S., Ryback, G., and Tayler, R. (2011) Danburite from Meldon Quarry, Okehampton and other UK localities. Journal of the Russell Society 14:26-32.
http://johnblanchard.net/index.php/some-sites/226-meldon-aplite-quarry-sssi
Michael S. Rumsey, George Ryback and Richard Tayler (2011) Danburite from Meldon Quarry, Okehampton and other UK localities. Journal of the Russell Society 14:26-32
Michael S. Rumsey, George Ryback and Richard Tayler (2011) Danburite from Meldon Quarry, Okehampton and other UK localities. Journal of the Russell Society 14:26-32
    • North Yorkshire
Smith, F.W., Dearlove, J.P.L., Kemp, S.J., Bell, C.P., Milne, C.J. and Pottas, T.L. (2014) Potash – Recent exploration developments in North Yorkshire. Pp. 45-50 in Hunger, E., Brown, T. J. and Lucas, G. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 17th Extractive Industry Geology Conference, EIG Conferences Ltd. 202pp
Smith, F.W., Dearlove, J.P.L., Kemp, S.J., Bell, C.P., Milne, C.J. and Pottas, T.L. (2014) Potash – Recent exploration developments in North Yorkshire. Pp. 45-50 in Hunger, E., Brown, T. J. and Lucas, G. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 17th Extractive Industry Geology Conference, EIG Conferences Ltd. 202pp
USA
 
  • Alabama
    • Clarke Co.
Rocks & Minerals (Nov-Dec. 2003)
  • Alaska
    • Nome Borough
      • Port Clarence District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Dragoon Mts
        • Turquoise District (Courtland-Gleeson District)
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 199.
  • California
    • Riverside Co.
      • Crestmore
        • Crestmore quarries
          • Sky Blue Hill
Woodford, A.O., Crippen, R.A., and Garner, K.B. (1941) Section Across Commercial Quarry, Crestmorre, California. American Mineralogist: 26: 352-381; Eakle, A.S. (1927) Famous mineral localities: Crestmore, Riversdie County, California. American Mineralogist: 12: 319-321; Jenni, Clarence M. (1957), Crestmore and its minerals: Gems & Minerals, No. 238: 34-79, July 1957; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 368.
      • Jurupa Valley
        • Jurupa Mts
Cooney, R.L. (1956), The mineralogy of the Jensen and Henshaw quarries near Riverside, California: Unpublished Master’s thesis, University of California at Los Angeles: 16; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 368; Devito, F. and Ordway, A. (1984), The Jensen Quarry, Riverside County, California. Mineralogical Record: 15(5): 273-290.
    • San Diego Co.
      • Jacumba District
        • Jacumba
          • Tule Mountain (Mount Tule; Tulley Mountain)
Mineralogical Record 33(5):363-407
      • Ramona District
        • Ramona
http://www.nhm.org; Natural History Museum of LA Co. spec.#44050
Peninsular Range Collection - Curtis L. Wilbur
  • Connecticut
    • Fairfield Co.
Shepard, C.U. (1939) Amer J of Sci; Shepard, C.U. (1840): Der Danburit, eine neue Mineralspecies, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Vol. 126 (2/050), p. 182
Shepard, Charles U. (1839): Notice of Danburite, a new mineral species. American Journal of Science: series 1, 35 (1): 137-139; Dana, James D. (1850): On Danburite. American Journal of Science: series 2, 9: 286-287; Januzzi, Ronald E. (1976): Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut: 192-201; Januzzi, Ronald E. (1994), Mineral Data Book - Western Connecticut and Environs. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
Januzzi, Ronald E. (1976): Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut: 192-201.
  • Louisiana
    • Iberville Parish
      • Plaquemine
Hurlbut, C. S., Taylor, R. E. (1937): Hilgardite, a new mineral species from Choctaw Salt Dome, Louisiana. American Mineralogist. 22, 1052-1057; Rocks & Minerals: 69(3): 156-162.; American Mineralogist 23:898
  • Montana
    • Jefferson Co.
The Lapidary Journal, May 1985 (W.C. van Laer); The Mineral News (several issues); many ID by x-ray diffraction (Jim Wilson, Weber State; W.C. van Laer, Montana Tech; U.S. National Museum; some by physical characteristics, i.e.: crystal form, fluorescence, magnetic attraction, etc.) some yet to be published
van Laer, W.C.: The Lapidary Journal, April 1979 Rocks and Minerals (2012) Vol. 87, No. 3 May/June
    • Silver Bow Co.
Rocks & Minerals (Nov-Dec. 2003)
  • New York
    • Putnam Co.
      • Town of Southeast
        • Brewster
Januzzi (1976) Mineral Localities of Connecticut & Southeastern New York State (Januzzi, 1966, 1989) (Trainer, 1938).
    • St. Lawrence Co.
      • De Kalb Township
Marian Lupulescu (2010) The Pegmatites of New York. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010
Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols
George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.; Chamberlain, S.C., Lupulescu, M., Bailey, D.G., Carlin, D.M. (2010) Classic danburite locality near Russell, St. Lawrence Co., NY: New collecting and new research. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010
  • Texas
    • Brazoria Co.
      • Clute
Rocks & Minerals: 66(3): 196-224.
  • Utah
    • San Juan Co.
      • Paradox Basin
Omer B. Raup and Beth M. Madsen (1986) Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 56, #2, 248-251
    • Tooele Co.
      • Deep Creek Mts
        • Gold Hill District (Clifton District)
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • Washington
    • King Co.
      • North Bend
        • Green Mountain
http://www.pnwfm.org/newsletters/PNWFM_newsletter_0409.pdf
Vietnam
 
  • Yenbai Province (Yen Bai Province)
    • Luc Yen
      • An Phu (Anfu)
Le Thi-Thu Huong, Laura M. Otter, Tobias Häger, Tim Ullmann, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Ulrike Weis, and Klaus Peter Jochum (2016): A New Find of Danburite in the Luc Yen Mining Area, Vietnam. Gems & Gemology, 52 (4), 393-401; Huong, L.T.T. et al. (2017): Charakterisierung gelber Danburite aus Luc Yen, Vietnam. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gemmologischen Gesellschaft 66, 39-50.
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