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Anauxite

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Colour:
Pearly white
Lustre:
Waxy, Earthy
Name:
Named in 1838 by August Breithaupt from the Greek αγαυξητος, meaning "not increasing", because the mineral did not swell in a blowpipe flame.
Mixture containing kaolinite.
Originally reported from Hradiste (Bezovka; Debersche - Tal), Bílina (Bilin), Ústí Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic.


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Classification of AnauxiteHide

Discredited

Physical Properties of AnauxiteHide

Waxy, Earthy
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Pearly white
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fine-grained

Other Language Names for AnauxiteHide

German:Anauxit
Spanish:Anauxita

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.

References for AnauxiteHide

Reference List:
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Breithaupt, A. (1838) Anauxite. Journal für praktische Chemie: 15: 325.
Bailey, S.W., Langston, R.B. (1969) Anauxite and kaolinite structure identical. Clays and Clay Minerals: 17: 241-243.
Langston, R.B., Pask, J.A. (1969) The nature of anauxite. Clays and Clay Minerals: 16: 425-436.
Guggenheim, S., et al. (2006) Summary of recommendations of Nomenclature committees relevant to clay mineralogy: Report of the AIPEA Nomenclature Committee for 2006. Clays and Clay Minerals: 54: 761-772.

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Localities for AnauxiteHide

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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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Ústí Region
AmMin 13:153
various added photos
Am Mineral. 13: 153
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Pima Co.
      • Ajo District
        • Little Ajo Mts
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 266
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 192; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 86, 108.
  • California
Murdoch & Webb, 1958. Minerals of California, 2nd ed.
      • Diablo Range
        • Livermore District (Tesla District)
          • Tesla
Allen, Victor T. (1941), Eocene anauxite clays and sands in the Coast Range of California: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 52: 274; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 436.
    • Amador Co.
      • Camanche-Lancha Plana District (Camanche District)
        • Lancha Plana
Allen, Victor T. (1928), Anauxite from the Ione formation of California: American Mineralogist: 13: 145; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 73.
      • Pardee District
        • Sunnybrook
Murdoch & Webb, 1958. Minerals of California, 2nd ed.
    • Butte Co.
      • Oroville (Ophir City)
Allen, Victor T. (1929), The Ione formation of California: University of California, Department of Geological Sciences Bulletin: 18: 369; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 200; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 429.
Murdoch & Webb, 1958. Minerals of California, 2nd ed.
      • Brentwood
Allen, Victor T. (1941), Eocene anauxite clays and sands in the Coast Range of California: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 52: 277, 280; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 73; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 436.
Murdoch & Webb, 1958. Minerals of California, 2nd ed.
      • Diablo Range
Allen, Victor T. (1941), Eocene anauxite clays and sands in the Coast Range of California: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 52: 277; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 73; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 436.
Murdoch & Webb, 1958. Minerals of California, 2nd ed.
Rogers, Austin Flint (1933), Anauxite as a secondary mineral in some volcanic rocks of California and Arizona. Geological Society of America Bulletin: 44: 159-160; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 73.
    • Tuolumne Co.
      • Mother Lode Belt
        • Jamestown District
          • Jamestown
Rogers, Austin Flint (1932), Anauxite as a secondary mineral in some volcanic rocks of California and Arizona (abstract): Pan-American Geologist: 58: 72-73; […Geological Society of America Bulletin: 44: 159-160 (1933)]: 160; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 73.
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • Tintic District
          • Silver City
http://makalu.jpl.nasa.gov/docs/workshops/00_docs/Hauff_web.pdf.
  • Virginia
    • Nelson Co.
Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
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