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emerald green
An interstratification of clinochlore and lizardite.

Named after H. B. Maufe, Director of the Southern Rhodesia Geological Survey.

Originally described from Alaska Mine, Makonde District (Lomagundi District), Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe.

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Classification of MaufiteHide


8 : Silicates
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78 : Unclassified Silicates
7 :

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
25 : Aluminosilicates of Ni

Physical Properties of MaufiteHide

emerald green

Other Language Names for MaufiteHide


Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping (8th Edition)Hide

8/0.0-Caryochroite(Na,Sr)3(Fe3+,Mg)10[Ti2Si12O37] · (H2O,O,OH)17Mon.
8/0.0-Yakovenchukite-(Y)K3NaCaY2[Si12O30] · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pcca
8/0.0-20Gismondine-CaCaAl2Si2O8 · 4H2O
8/0.0-20McgoverniteMn19Zn3(AsO4)3(AsO3)(SiO4)3(OH)21Trig. 3m (3 2/m)

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Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
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References for MaufiteHide

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Keep, F.E. (1930) Notes on Nickel Occurrences in the Great Dyke of Southern Rhodesia. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa: 32: 103.
Foshag, W.F. (1930) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 15: 274-276.
Mineralogical Abstracts (1930) 4: 248.
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, and Nichols (1995) Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. II: 524.
Nickel, E.H. and Grice, J.D. (1998) The IMA Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names; procedures and guidelines on mineral nomenclature. Canadian Mineralogist: 36(3): 926.
Burke, E.A.J. (2006) A mass discreditation of GQN minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.

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Localities for MaufiteHide

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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.
  • Mashonaland West
    • Makonde District (Lomagundi District)
Keep, F.E. (1930) Notes on Nickel Occurrences in the Great Dyke of Southern Rhodesia. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa: 32: 103.; Foshag, W.F. (1930) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 15: 274-276.
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