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About IndicoliteHide

Formula:
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
A blue gemmy variety of tourmaline (usually, but not always, elbaite or fluor-elbaite).

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Indicolite.


Chemical Properties of IndicoliteHide

Formula:
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

Synonyms of IndicoliteHide

Other Language Names for IndicoliteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
69 photos of Indicolite associated with QuartzSiO2
57 photos of Indicolite associated with Lepidolite
40 photos of Indicolite associated with CleavelanditeNa(AlSi3O8)
38 photos of Indicolite associated with AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
19 photos of Indicolite associated with Smoky QuartzSiO2
18 photos of Indicolite associated with MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
13 photos of Indicolite associated with EosphoriteMn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
13 photos of Indicolite associated with TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
10 photos of Indicolite associated with TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
9 photos of Indicolite associated with MorganiteBe3Al2(Si6O18)

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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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Localities for IndicoliteHide

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.
Afghanistan
 
various photographs
    • Chapa Dara District
Van King
Rob Lavinsky
  • Nuristan
    • Kamdesh District
Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
    • Wama District (Vama District)
Joe Freilich specimen
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Port Hedland Shire
      • Abydos Station
        • Wodgina
Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Villach
      • Afritz Mts
        • Gummern
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
        • Oswaldiberg
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
      • Landskron
        • Landskron castle
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Untersulzbach valley
        • Ascham Alp - Breitfuß - Sonntagskopf area
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Brazil
Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 13).
  • Minas Gerais
Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 44).
      • Jirau
Rob Lavinsky
    • Coronel Murta
      • Barra do Salinas
Rock Currier
    • Divino das Laranjeiras
      • Linópolis
[MinRec 14:235]
    • Itambacuri
Rob Lavinsky specimen
Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 44).
      • Monte Belo
Sauer, J.R. (1982) Brazil, Paradise of Gemstones. Gemological Institute of America, 135 pp. (p. 44).; Atencio, D., Coutinho, J.M., and Menezes Filho, L.A. (2005) Roscherite-Group Minerals. Axis, 1(6).
      • Taquaral
White, J., 1990, Zoned Eosphorite from Lavra da Ilha, Taquaral District, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Mineralogical Record 21, 418-422.
    • Minas Novas
Rob Lavinsky
    • São José da Safira
http://www.mindat.org/photosearch.php?frm_id=mls&cform_is_valid=1&minname=tourmaline&cf_mls_page=1®ion=virgem+da+lapa&text=indicolite&phototype=M&mtype=0&stype=0&otype=0&potd=0&sort=&submit_mls=Search&pid=
  • Paraíba
    • Borborema mineral province
      • Frei Martinho
        • Quixaba
Ferreira, A., Ferreira, V. P., Soares, D. R., & Vilarroel-Leo, H. S. (2005). Chemical and mineralogical characterization of elbaites from the Alto Quixaba pegmatite, Seridó province, NE Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 77(4), 729-743.
Canada
 
  • Manitoba
    • Lac-du-Bonnet area
      • Rush Lake
Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
      • Shatford Creek-Bird River Area
Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
    • Northeastern area
Bannatyne, B. B. (1985). Industrial minerals in rare-element pegmatites of Manitoba (Vol. 84, No. 1). Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services.
  • Northwest Territories
    • O'Grady Lake area
Northern Mineral Showings Database, NWT Geoscience Office.
  • Nova Scotia
    • Yarmouth Co.
Hughes, Steven G., "Internal Zonation and Mineralogy of the Brazil Lake Pegmatite", Unpublished B.Sc. Thesis, Saint Mary's University, Augist 1995.
Czech Republic
 
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Prague-East District
Kutina J. (1944): Nové nálezy nerostů na Říčansku a Jílovsku. Věda přírodní, č. 2, s. 33-41.
  • South Bohemian Region
    • Český Krumlov District
Welser, P. et al.: Lithný pegmatit Nová Ves. Minerál, Special volume, 2007, roč. 15.
    • Písek District
Historic mineral collection National museum of Czech Republic
  • Vysočina Region
    • Jihlava District
Nemec, D. (1989): Chemical composition of tourmalines in pegmatites of the Jihlava massif (western Moravia, Czechoslovakia). Chemie der Erde 49, 317-340.
    • Třebíč District
      • Okříšky
Nemec, D. (1982): A pegmatite with lithium mineralization at Radonin, western Moravia. Chemie der Erde 41, 241-253 (in German).
    • Žďár nad Sázavou District
      • Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Novák M., Mazuch J. (1987): Nový lithný pegmatit z Dolní Rožínky. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. nat., 72, 257-258.
Novák, M.: Bór obsahující minerály z granitických pegmatitů moldanubika. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1995, roč. 3, s. 164-169.
      • Rožná
Novák, M., Houzar, S., Pfeiferová, A.: Přehled mineralogie, petrografie a historie klasické lokality lepidolitového pegmatitu v Rožné u Bystřice nad Pernštejnem, západní Morava. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. geol., 83:3-48.
P. Pauliš (2001): Nejzajímavější naleziště Moravy a Slezska. Kuttna, Kutná Hora.
P. Pauliš (2001): Nejzajímavější naleziště Moravy a Slezska. Kuttna, Kutná Hora.
France
 
  • Normandy
    • Orne
      • Alençon
P. Devismes : "Atlas photographique des minéraux d'alluvions", BRGM, 1978.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Karlsruhe
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
    • Oberkirch
      • Ottenhöfen
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Regen
        • Böbrach
Grimm, M.C. (1991): Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Pegmatite im Bayerischen Wald, 2: die Verbandsverhältnisse des Turmalinpegmatits Maisried bei Böbrach/Bayerischer Wald. Aufschluss, 42 (3), 179-192.
    • Upper Franconia
      • Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge
        • Wunsiedel
          • Göpfersgrün
F. Müller: "Bayerns steinreiche Ecke", 2nd. ed. (1984), pp. 49-59
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirgskreis
      • Ehrenfriedersdorf
Thomas, R., and Webster, J.D. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 570-582.
    • Mittelsachsen
Frenzel, A. (1874): Mineralogisches Lexicon für das Königreich Sachsen, Leipzig.
Hungary
 
  • Fejér County
    • Sukoró
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Brescia Province
      • Adamello Massif
        • Mt. Foppa
          • Forcel Rosso Gully (Forcel Rosso Pass)
Pezzotta, Federico and Guastoni, Alessandro, The New Discovery of a LCT Pegmatite in the Adamello Massif, Central Southern Alps, Italy; Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan, Italy.
Japan
 
  • Nagano
    • Kiso district
      • Nagiso
Chishitsu Chousajo (1902)
Madagascar
 
  • Anosy
    • Amboasary Sud
      • Tranomaro
http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/Special/Pig/PIG_articles/Anjahamiary.pdf
    • Betroka
      • Bekorobo
Behier, J. (1960): Travaux mineralogiques. In Rapport Annuel du Service Geologique pour 1960. Republique Madagascar, Tananarive. 181-199
Mexico
 
  • Baja California
    • Ensenada Municipality
      • Rosa de Castilla
Pancnzer (1987):165-334.
Mozambique
 
  • Zambezia Province
    • Alto Ligonha District
Geotrade Bohemia
Wolfgang Hampel, site visit June 2018
Geotrade Bohemia
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Karibib
Cairncross, B. (2003). Sidney Pieters (1920–2003). Rocks & Minerals, 78(5), 360-361.
      • Otjua Farm 37
Stefan Koch
[www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
New Zealand
 
  • Otago Region
    • Clutha District
Lowery, J.H. (1979) Mineragraphy and origin of copper-bearing sulphides at Waitahuna River, eastern Otago. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 22:1, 29-40.
Nigeria
 
  • Oyo
    • Komu pegmatites
Jimoh, O. R. (2016). Major Oxides Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Selected Gem-mineral Deposits in Southwestern Nigeria. Asia Pacific Journal of Energy and Environment, 3(1), 7-20.
Jimoh, O. R. (2016). Major Oxides Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Selected Gem-mineral Deposits in Southwestern Nigeria. Asia Pacific Journal of Energy and Environment, 3(1), 7-20.
Pakistan
 
  • Gilgit-Baltistan
    • Gilgit District
      • Gilgit
Rob Lavinsky
    • Skardu District
      • Haramosh Mts.
        • Chamachhu
TVM Specimen
Van King
Frederic Verrier specimen
Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 36, Part 1, 1998, pp. 1-47.
No reference listed
Portugal
 
Rui Nunes collection
    • Sintra
Galopim de Carvalho, A. M. (2000). Sopas de Pedra I – De Mineralibus. Edições Gradiva.
Russia
 
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
    • Plastovsky District
      • Svetlyi
Igor Savin's data
Sri Lanka
 
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
    • Ratnapura District
      • Ratnapura
Ceylon Aluvial Mine, (Book, Co. 2002)
Sweden
 
  • Stockholm County
    • Haninge
      • Utö
d’Andrada, J. B. (1800): Der eigenschaften und kennzeichen einiger neuen fossilien aus Schweden und Norwegen nebst einigen chemischen bemerkungen ueber dieselben. Allgemeines Journal der Chemie 4, 28-39
UK
 
  • England
No reference listed
      • Perranzabuloe
        • Perranporth
          • Perran St George and Droskyn Mines
            • Perran St George Mine (Perran Great St George Mine; Great St George Mine; Perran St George United Mine)
Reid, C., Scrivenor, J.B., Flett, J.S., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1906): The Geology of the Country near Newquay. HMSO Publications (London), 131 pp.
      • St Agnes
        • West Wheal Kitty group
Reid, C., Scrivenor, J.B., Flett, J.S., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1906): The Geology of the Country near Newquay. HMSO Publications (London), 131 pp.
Reid, C., Scrivenor, J.B., Flett, J.S., Pollard, W., and MacAlister, D.A. (1906): The Geology of the Country near Newquay. HMSO Publications (London), 131 pp.; Golley, P., and Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
USA
 
  • California
    • Riverside Co.
      • Cahuilla Mining District
        • Little Cahuilla Mountain
Kunz, G. F. 1905. Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau bulletin 37: p. 121-22.
Laurano, A. F., Jr. (1991) Rainbow mine (Juan Diego) case files, 1988 thru 1991: unpublished.
        • Red Mountain
Rynerson, F. 1967. Exploring and Mining Gems & Gold in the West; Ch. 7, p.47; Ch. 14, p. 118-120: Naturegraph Publishers, Inc., Happy Camp, California.
        • Thomas Mountain [town]
          • Thomas Mountain
Kunz, G. F. 1905. Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau Bulletin 37: p. 21, 122-123, 171 p.
      • Cooper Canyon Mining District
        • Iron Spring Mountain
Larson, W. F. 2009. Personal thumbnail collection; specimen produced in the late 1960's.
    • San Diego County
      • Aguanga Mountain Mining District (Smith Mountain Mining District)
        • Oak Grove
          • Aguanga Mountain
Rynerson, F. J. 1967. Exploring and Mining Gems & Gold in the West; Ch. 17-18, p. 122-126: Naturegraph Publishers, Inc., Happy Camp, California.; Jesse Fisher (2011) Mines and Minerals of the Southern California Pegmatite Province. Rocks & Minerals 86:14-34.
Ware, J. W. (1935) Gem Mining in San Diego Co., California: Precious Blue Topaz; Gems & Gemology, Vol. I, No. 8, March-April, pages 218-219; 240pp.
      • Banner Mining District
        • Rodriguez Canyon
Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 188.
      • Mesa Grande Mining District
        • Gem Hill
Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 104.
Kunz, G. F. 1905. Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau bulletin 37; pages 133-135.
        • Mesa Grande
Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: pages 89-91; illus., maps.
Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 113.
      • Pala Mining District
        • Pala
          • Chief Mountain
            • Elizabeth R. Mine (Hazel W. claim)
Mroch, W. (2009), The Big Kunzite Find of 2009. Gem and Mineral Exploration Company. Cypress, Orange County, California. December 28th.
          • Hiriart Mountain (Hariat Mtn; Harriot Mtn; Heriart Mtn; Heriot Mtn; Hiriat Hill)
Swoboda, E. R. 2001. Pala district 1947-48: Unpublished field notes and personal interviews. Swoboda Inc., Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA; 5/2; 8 p.
Kunz, G. F. 1906. The Production of Precious Stones in 1905. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Division of Mining and Mineral Resources. GPO, Washington: pages 26-27; 40 pp.
Byron Weege, personal communication, February 2009
Osborn, P. 2007. Description of the Naylor Rock location and Foitite discovery on Hiriart Mountain by Phil Osborn of Hemet, Riverside Co., California. Personal communication with S. L. Ritchie; 7/27.
          • Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala Mtn; Queen Mtn)
Swoboda, E. R. 2001. Pala district 1947-48: Unpublished field notes and personal interviews. Swoboda Inc., Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA; 5/2; 8 p.
Kunz, G. F. 1905. Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau bulletin 37: pages 124-125.
Sheppard, J. B. (2008), History of the surface prospects and underground mining developments made along the northern portion of the Stewart pegmatite; personal communication with Scott L. Ritchie, San Diego Mining Company (SDMC). June/July.
San Diego Mining Company (2003)
Jahns, R. H. and Wright, L. A. 1951. Gem and Lithium-bearing pegmatites of the Pala District, San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines special report 7A.
      • Rincon Mining District
        • Rincon
          • Ditch Mountain
Hanley, J. B. 1951. Economic Geology of the Rincon Pegmatites, San Diego County, California. Department of Natural Resources, California Division of Mines, Special Report 7B: p 23.
          • Rincon Mountain
Rogers, A. F. 1910. Minerals From The Pegmatite Veins Of Rincon, San Diego Co., California. Columbia University School Of Mines Quarterly Journal Of Applied Science, Vol. 31 pp. 208-218.
      • Warner Springs Mining District
        • Chihuahua Valley
Schaller, W. T. 1916. Cassiterite in San Diego County California. Contributions to economic geology, 1915, Part 1. USGS Bulletin: (p. 351-354) 620-p.
Schaller, Waldemar Theodore (1916), Gems and precious stones: Mineral Resources U.S., 1915, part 2; Department of the Interior, Geological Survey: 856; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 371; Ritchie, S. (2000), History of the Carmelita Gem Mine in the 20th Century. Southern California Gem Industries web publication: July.
Schaller, Waldemar Theodore (1916d), Cassiterite in San Diego County, California: USGS Bulletin 620: 353; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 371.
        • Warner Springs
Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 106; illus., maps.
  • Colorado
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Quartz Creek Pegmatite Mining District
Van King
Bob Cobban
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Haddam
        • Haddam Neck
Rob Lavinsky
      • Portland
Rocks & Minerals (1970) 45:443-449
  • Maine
    • Androscoggin Co.
      • Auburn
        • East Mount Apatite Mining District
No reference listed
        • West Mount Apatite Mining District
No reference listed
Rocks and Minerals, (1997) 72:44-48]
    • Cumberland Co.
      • Standish
P Cristofono collection, 2007
    • Oxford County
      • Buckfield
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1., V.2
Gary Powell
      • Hebron
No reference listed
      • Newry
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2, with updates by Van King
King, V. T., 2006, Minerals of Halls Ridge and Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain, Newry, ... Maine, Mineral News, v. 22(6): p. 1-3.
      • Paris
No reference listed
      • Rumford
A. Plante, personal knowledge.
    • Sagadahoc Co.
      • Georgetown
No reference listed
      • Topsham
King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.; Clara Brennan, Samuel M. Cameron, and Mona-Liza C. Sirbescu (2016) Crystallization of the Fisher Quarry Pegmatite, Sagadahoc Co., Maine: Preliminary Insights from Fluid Inclusions. in Second Eugene E. Foord Pegmatite Symposium July 15-19, 2016 Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden, Colorado
  • Massachusetts
    • Hampden Co.
      • Blandford
"Western Massachusetts Mineral Localities" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
    • Hampshire Co.
      • Goshen
"Western Massachusetts Mineral Localites" by Plante, A.R., Valley Geology Press, 1992
      • Huntington (Norwich)
Shaub (1954)
  • New Hampshire
    • Carroll Co.
      • Wakefield
Meyers & Stewart (1956). The Geology of NH: Part III Minerals and Mines. p.76
    • Cheshire Co.
Meyers & Stewart, 1956. Geology of NH, Part III
      • Marlow
      • Walpole
Meyers & Stewart, 1956. Geology of NH, Part III
  • South Dakota
    • Lawrence Co.
      • Tinton Pegmatite Mining District
SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"
SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"
    • Pennington Co.
      • Keystone Mining District
        • Keystone
Rob Lavinsky specimens
 
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