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Delessite

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Achille-Joseph Delesse
Formula:
(Mg,Fe,Fe,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Name:
Named by Karl Friedrich Naumann in 1850 in honor of Achille-Joseph Delesse (1817 Metz, France – March 24, 1881 Paris, France), mineralogist and geologist of the Sorbonne University and later, the Ecole des Mines.
Fe-bearing variety of clinochlore.


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Classification of DelessiteHide

16.19.10

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
19 : Aluminosilicates of Fe and Mg

Chemical Properties of DelessiteHide

Formula:
(Mg,Fe,Fe,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8

Synonyms of DelessiteHide

Other Language Names for DelessiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz2 photos of Delessite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Laumontite1 photo of Delessite associated with Laumontite on mindat.org.
Clinochlore1 photo of Delessite associated with Clinochlore on mindat.org.
Harmotome1 photo of Delessite associated with Harmotome on mindat.org.
Amethyst1 photo of Delessite associated with Amethyst on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.19.1IndialiteMg2Al3(AlSi5O18)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
16.19.2Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cccm
16.19.3Sekaninaite(Fe,Mg)2Al3(AlSi5O18)Orth.
16.19.4Ferro-gedrite☐{Fe2+2}{Fe2+3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2Orth.
16.19.5StauroliteFe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
16.19.6Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
16.19.7AmesiteMg2Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4Tric. 1 : P1
16.19.8Corundophilite(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
16.19.9YoderiteMg(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)2O(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
16.19.11Ferrocarpholite(Fe2+,Mg)Al2(Si2O6)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ccca
16.19.12Magnesiocarpholite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(Si2O6)(OH)4Orth.
16.19.13Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8Mon.
16.19.14Orthochamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Fe3+)5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH,O)8
16.19.15Berthierine(Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4Mon. m : Bm
16.19.16Odinite(Fe,Mg,Al,Fe,Ti,Mn)2.4((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4Mon. m : Bm
16.19.17ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8Mon. 2/m : B2/m
16.19.18Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2Orth.
16.19.19Magnesiogedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
16.19.20Diabantite(Mg,Fe,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8
16.19.21SudoiteMg2Al3(Si3Al)O10)(OH)8Mon.
16.19.22VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2OMon. 2/m
16.19.23Corrensite(Mg,Fe)9((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)10 · nH2OOrth.

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.

Internet Links for DelessiteHide

Localities for DelessiteHide

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.
Antarctica
AmMin 36:361-367
Bulgaria
 
  • Sofiya Town Oblast (Grad Sofia Oblast)
    • Sofiya Obshtina (Sofia Obshtina)
I. Kostov, V. Breskovska, J. Mincheva-Stefanova, G. Kirov (1964): Minerals of Bulgaria. Sofia, Bulgaria, 540 pp. (in Bulgarian).
China
 
  • Jiangxi Province
    • Shangrao Prefecture
      • Yanshan Co. (Qianshan Co.)
        • Yongping
Bi Zhu, Shaoyong Jiang, Xin Ding, Yaohui Jiang, Pei Ni, and Liangxin Gu (2008): Acta Petrologica Sinica 24(8), 1900-1916
  • Qinghai Province
    • Haixi Autonomous Prefecture
      • Golmud Co. (Ge'ermu Co.)
        • Qimantage Mts
Miao Yu, Chengyou Feng, Guangying Bao, Hongchuan Liu, Yiming Zhao, Daxin Li, Ye Xiao, and Jiannan Liu (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(1), 55-76
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Beroun (Beraun)
Vtělenský J. (1959): Mineralogie oolitických železných rud z některých ložisek Barrandienu. Geotechnica, sv. 26, Nakladatelství ČSAV Praha.
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Kraslice (Graslitz)
Beran, P.: Mineralogie ložiska Cu (Ag, Au, Co) rud Tisová u Kraslic. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1997, roč. 4-5, s. 65-77.
    • Ústí Region
      • Ústí nad Labem (Aussig)
Ulrych, J. et al. (2000): Tertiary phonolite laccolith of Mariánská hora hill, N. Bohemia: geological, petrological and mineralogical characteristics. Acta Montana IRSM AS CR, series A No. 15 (116), p. 5-44.
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Vysočina Region
Houzar, S.: Přehled minerálů amfibolitového lomu v Mirošově (západní Morava), Minerál, 1999, roč. 7, č. 4, s. 294-296.
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Hunsrück
      • Herrstein
        • Niederwörresbach
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • Thuringia
    • Harz
      • Hermannsacker
Thomas Lühr collection
Madagascar
 
  • Fianarantsoa Province
    • Atsimo-Atsinanana Region
Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A. Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. p 603
New Zealand
 
  • North Island
    • Waikato
      • Thames-Coromandel
        • Tararu
Railton, G.L. & Watters, W.A., Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bull. #104 (1990).
  • South Island
    • Aorangi
Railton, G.L. & Watters, W.A., Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bull. #104 (1990).
Railton, G.L. & Watters, W.A., Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bull. #104 (1990).
Railton, G.L. & Watters, W.A., Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bull. #104 (1990).
North Korea
 
  • Kangwon Province
    • Samchok-kun
      • Puksam-myon
Kinosaki, Y. (1941) Jour. Min. Soc. Korea, 24, 12.
Norway
 
  • Aust-Agder
    • Valle
      • Strømsheia (Straumsheia)
Neumann, H. (1955): Kobberforekomstene på Straumsheia. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 191, 18-29
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Primorskiy Kray
      • Vostok
Soloviev, S. G., & Krivoshchekov, N. N. (2011). Vostok-2 gold-base-metal-tungsten skarn deposit, Central Sikhote-Alin, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits, 53(6), 478-500.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Brezno Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
      • Mýto pod Ďumbierom
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
  • Bratislava Region
    • Malacky Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
  • Košice Region
    • Gelnica Co.
      • Švedlár (Schwedler)
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
    • Košice Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Vyšná Slaná (Obersalz)
Koděra et all.,1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, I-III, 1590p
  • Prešov Region
    • Poprad Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
  • Trnava Region
    • Trnava Co.
      • Smolenice
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
  • Žilina Region
    • Liptovský Mikuláš Co.
      • Východná
Koděra et all.,1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, I-III, 1590p
Sweden
 
  • Hälsingland
    • Ljusdal
  • Lappland
    • Kiruna district
Valentin Alain (2014) Mineral Chemistry and Texture Paragenesis of Alteration Minerals in the Pahtohavare Cu-Au Deposit, Sweden. Masters Thesis Luleå University of Technology
  • Medelpad
    • Timrå
UK
 
  • England
    • Derbyshire
      • Blackwell-in-the-Peak
[Specimen in the Natural History Museum, London]
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.:66
    • Santa Cruz Co.
      • Santa Rita Mts
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 339-340.
  • Massachusetts
    • Essex Co.
Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
    • Middlesex Co.
Yale Peabody Museum #5236
Palache & Fraprie, Proc.Am.Acad.Arts.Sci. 38:383-393.
Gleba, 1978. Massachusetts Mineral & Fossil Localities
  • Michigan
www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-glm-rcim-geology-Minerals_Found_In_Michigan.Pdf.
    • Keweenaw Co.
      • Phoenix
Mineralogy of Michigan (E. W. Heinrich & G. W. Robinson)
  • Utah
    • Utah Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
  • Virginia
    • Floyd Co.
Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
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