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Named in 1867 by James Dwight Dana in honor of Fredrick August Ludwig Karl Wilhelm Genth [May 17, 1820 Wächtersbach, Hesse-Cassel - February 2, 1893 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA], professor of mineralogy at the University of Pennsylvania.
A Mixture Of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Genthite.

Classification of Genthite

Other Information

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 Genthite

Reference List:
George T. Faust,, 1966, The Hydrous Nickel-Magnesium Silicates - The Garnierite Group, American Mineralogist, v 51, 279-298.

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Localities for Genthite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
  • Ontario
    • Thunder Bay District
Ann P.Sabina (1991), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.
  • Scotland
    • Shetland Islands
      • Unst
        • Baltasound-Haroldswick area
Heddle, M.F. (1878) The Geognosy and Mineralogy of Scotland: Orkney and Shetland. Island of Unst. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 2, p. 12-35.
  • North Carolina
    • Jackson Co.
Wilson,W.F.,and McKenzie,B.J.,(1978) Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina
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