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Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
A variety of Saponite

Obsolete name for pseudomorphs of saponite after olivine

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Chemical Properties of BowlingiteHide

Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O

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Health Risks:
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References for BowlingiteHide

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R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)

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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.
  • New South Wales
    • Cumberland Co.
Crawford, E.A. (1973) Igneous Rock Deposits, Central Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales Department of Mines Report GS1973/441.
  • Styria
    • Leoben
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • North Ostrobothnia
    • Pudasjärvi
  • French Polynesia
    • Society Islands
      • Windward Islands
        • Tahiti
          • Tahiti Nui
            • Papeno'o
Lacroix A. (1904): Note sur la minéralogie de Tahiti. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie et crystallographie: 27: 272-279.
Indian Ocean
  • Ninety East Ridge (90° E Ridge; Indian Ridge)
    • D.S.D.P.
      • Leg 26
The Shipboard Scientific Party (1974) 6. Site 253 DSDP Volume XXVI
  • Fukuoka
    • Fukuoka City
Masaru Yamaguchi (1964) Petrogenic Significance of Ultrabasic Inclusions in Basaltic Rocks from Southwest Japan. Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 15, #1, 163-219.
  • Boeny
    • Mitsinjo District
      • Antseza Commune
Lacroix, A. (1898): Matériaux pour la Minéralogie de Madagascar. I. Zeolites et minéraux cuprifères de Bekiady. Bulletin du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle 4 : 291-292
New Zealand
  • North Island
    • Waikato Region
      • Waikato District
Spratt, P.R., Rodgers, K.A. (1975) The Ngatutura Volcanics, Southwest Auckland. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 5:2, 163-178.
    • Wellington Region
      • Wairarapa
        • Red Hill
Hutton, C.O. (1942) The igneous rocks of the Brocken Range-Ngahape area Eastern Wellington, Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 01 January 1942.
  • Lower Silesia
    • Wrocław County
      • Sobótka
Spangenberg, K. (1949): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 1(5/6), 529-535.
    • Ząbkowice Slaskie District
      • Ząbkowice (Frankenstein)
Spangenberg, K., and Müller, M. (1949): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 1(5/6), 560-572.
Spangenberg, K., and Müller, M. (1949): Die lateritische Zersetzung des Peridotits bei der Bildung der Nickelerzlagerstätte von Frankenstein in Schlesien. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 1(5/6), 560-572
South Korea
  • Gyeonggi-do (Kyonggi-do)
    • Yonchon-gun
      • Wangjing-myon
        • Nodong-ni
Hideo Tsuda (1969) Supplement to "Minerals of Korea".
  • Scotland
    • West Dunbartonshire
Jan Bernard & Jaroslav Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities; www.mindat.org/mesg-9-106733.html
  • Massachusetts
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Cambridge
Ross, Martin E. (2010): An Early Triassic 40Ar/39Ar age for a camptonite dyke in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (Atlantic Geology, Volume 46).
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