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Named in 1806 by Nicolas Théodore de Saussure in honor of Horace Benédict de Saussure who originally described the material as "jade".
Plagioclase that has been pseudomorphously altered to zoisite, scapolite and other minerals


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Simplified Chinese:钠黝帘石

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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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- 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.
Antarctica
 
  • Western Antarctica
    • Antarctic Peninsula
      • South Shetland Islands
Barton, C.M. (1965) The geology of the South Shetland Islands: III. The Stratigraphy of King George Island. British Antarctic Survey Scientific Reports, No.44, 33 pages plus plates.
Atlantic Ocean
 
  • Mid-Atlantic Ridge complex
    • Sierra Leone fracture zone
      • Markov Deep
Sharkov, E.V., Abramov, S.S., Simonov, V.A., Krinov, D.I., Skolotnev, S.G., Bel’tenev, V.E., and Bortnikov, N.S. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(6), 467-486.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Albany Shire
      • Albany
fetherston, J.M. (2010), Dimension Stone in Western Australia, Vol 2, Mineral Resources Bulletin 24, Dept of Mines and Petroleum, State Government of Western Australia, 2010
    • Derby-West Kimberley Shire
      • Fairfield Station
Fetherston, J.M. (2010), Dimension Stone in Western Australia, Vol 2, Mineral Resources Bulletin 24, Dept of Mines and Petroleum, State Government of Western Australia, 2010
      • Napier Downs Station
Fetherston, J.M. (2010), Dimension Stone in Western Australia, Vol 2, Mineral Resources Bulletin 24, Dept of Mines and Petroleum, State Government of Western Australia, 2010
    • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire
      • Kalgoorlie-Boulder
        • Golden Mile Mines
Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 3, pp 117, 1948
    • Wiluna Shire
      • Jundee Goldfield
        • Jundee Gold Mine (Jundee-Nimary)
Yeats, C.J., Kohler, E.A., McNaughton, N.J., Tkatchyk, L.J. (2001) Geological setting and SHRIMP U-Pb geochronological evidence for ca. 2680-2660 Ma lode-gold mineralization at Jundee-Nimary in the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp 125-136.
Austria
 
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Inn valley
        • Wörgl
          • Wildschönau
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
      • Ötz valley
        • Sulz valley
Miller, C. (1970): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 28, 42-56.
Belgium
 
  • Wallonia
    • Luxembourg
      • Bastogne
        • Mardasson
A. Darimont et al., Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 321-330.
Brazil
 
  • Pará
    • Carajás mineral province
      • Canaã dos Carajás
Monteiro, L.V.S., Xavier, R.P., de Carvalho, E.R., Hitzman, M.W., Johnson, C.A., de Souza Filho, C.R., and Torresi, I. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 129-159.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Nipissing District
Moorhouse W. W. (1942) The Northeastern Portion of The Timagami Lake Area, Fifty - First Annual Report Of The Ontario Department Of Mines, ARV 51, Pt. 6, Pg 9.
    • Timiskaming District
      • Cobalt-Gowganda region
        • Cobalt area
          • Coleman Township
Miller, Willet G. (1910): The Cobalt-Nickel Arsenides and Silver Deposits of Temiskaming (Cobalt and Adjacent Areas); Ontario Bureau of Mines, Vol. 19, pt.2, p. 54.
Miller, Willet G. (1910): The Cobalt-Nickel Arsenides and Silver Deposits of Temiskaming (Cobalt and Adjacent Areas); Ontario Bureau of Mines, Vol. 19, pt.2, p. 52.
Miller, W.G. (1910) The Cobalt-Nickel Arsenides and Silver Deposits of Temiskaming (Cobalt and Adjacent Areas). Ontario Bureau of Mines, Annual Report, Vol. XIX, pt.II, 279 pages, at p. 52.
Miller, Willet G. (1910): The Cobalt-Nickel Arsenides and Silver Deposits of Temiskaming (Cobalt and Adjacent Areas); Ontario Bureau of Mines, Vol. 19, pt.2, p. 52.
China
 
  • Anhui
    • Anqing
      • Huaining Co.
        • Yueshan ore field
Xikun Chen (1987): Mineral Deposits 6(4), 43-52
  • Guangxi
    • Hechi
      • Luocheng Mulao Autonomous County
        • Baotan
Baiqi Xian (1986): Mineral Deposits 5(4), 62-70
  • Guizhou
    • Tongren
      • Yinjiang Co.
Yonghong Zhu (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(2), 244-251
  • Hebei
    • Chengde
      • Chengde Co.
        • Damiao complex
Jing Sun, Weihe Du, Dezhong Wang, Jian Li, Guoxin Xu, and Yuchou Han (2009): Acta Geologica Sinica 83(9), 1344-1364
      • Shuangluan District
        • Damiao complex
North China Geological Exploration Bureau, Geological Brigade 514 (2010): Report on the geological investigation of the Donggou iron deposit, Damiao town, Shuangluan District, Chengde Prefecture, Hebei Province, 51 pp.
  • Henan
    • Sanmenxia
      • Lingbao Co.
Fengjun Nie, Shihong Jiang, Yueming Zhao (2001): Mineral Deposits 20(2), 163-173
  • Inner Mongolia
    • Alxa League (Alashan Prefecture)
      • Alxa Right Banner (Alashan Youqi)
Xu Dongqing, Jiang Sihong, Zhang Jianhua, Hu Peng, Zhao Yongfa, Wang Yuecheng, and Lai Xinrong (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(3), 231-242
    • Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture)
      • Darhan Muminggan United Banner (Da'erhan Maoming'an Lianheqi; Damaoqi)
Chao Tang, Junqiang Chen, Xiaoxue Liu, and Zhidan Li (2013): Geology and Exploration 49(2), 224-235
    • Hohhot League (Huhehaote Prefecture)
      • Wuchuan Co.
Youbin Liang (1981): Geology and Prospecting 17(12), 18-21
  • Jiangxi
    • Ganzhou
      • Ningdu Co.
Wenle Zeng, Yuhua He, Liugui Zhang, Yulin Chen, and Weijiang Shao (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(1), 1-9
  • Qinghai
    • Haixi
      • Lenghu Co.
Huiwen Liu, Xueping Wang, Ji Shao, Kesi Lu, Fanglian Tian, and Shuya Xiong (2014): Mineral Deposits 33(1), 87-103
      • Wulan Co. (Ulan Co.)
Chengyou Feng, Dequan Zhang, Daxin Li, and Yanhe Cui (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(1), 45-52
  • Sichuan
    • Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Danba Co.
        • Yangliuping Cu-Ni-PGE ore field
Chuandong Zhao, Hangxin Cheng, Guangmin Zhuang, Yinghan Liu, and Deyou Chen (2005): Geology and Prospecting 41(5), 53-57
Chuandong Zhao, Hangxin Cheng, Guangmin Zhuang, Yinghan Liu, and Deyou Chen (2005): Geology and Prospecting 41(5), 53-57
Chuandong Zhao, Hangxin Cheng, Guangmin Zhuang, Yinghan Liu, and Deyou Chen (2005): Geology and Prospecting 41(5), 53-57
Chuandong Zhao, Hangxin Cheng, Guangmin Zhuang, Yinghan Liu, and Deyou Chen (2005): Geology and Prospecting 41(5), 53-57
          • Yangliuping Cu-Ni-PGE deposit
Xieyan Song, Meifu Zhou, Zhimin Cao, Min Sun, and Yunliang Wang (2003): Mineralium Deposita 38, 831-843
Xieyan Song, Meifu Zhou, Zhimin Cao, Min Sun, and Yunliang Wang (2003): Mineralium Deposita 38, 831-843
    • Ya'an
      • Shimian Co.
Tinggao Xia, Chuanmin Sun, and Jianzhong Yin (2005): Geology and Prospecting 41(3), 57-61
  • Xinjiang
    • Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture (Bayingolin Autonomous Prefecture; Bayinguoleng Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Ruoqiang Co. (Qakilik Co.; Chaqiliq Co.)
Wenjuan Tan, Hanbing Jiang, Hequn Yang, and Yongbao Gao (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(2), 244-250
    • Hami Prefecture (Kumul Prefecture; Qumul Prefecture)
      • Hami Co. (Kumul Co.; Qumul Co.)
        • Baishiquan ore district
Fengmai Chai, Zhaochong Zhang, Jingwen Mao, Lianhui Dong, Zuoheng Zhang, and Hua Wu (2007): Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (in press).
Yitian Wang, Jingwen Mao, Wen Chen, Fuquan Yang, and Jianmin Yang (2006): Acta Petrologica Sinica 22(1), 236-244
        • Xiaoshitouquan Ag-Cu ore field
Junchen Yang, Yun Deng, Yifeng Meng, and Tianfu Li (1998): Geology and Prospecting 34(2), 19-22
Junchen Yang, Yun Deng, Yifeng Meng, and Tianfu Li (1998): Geology and Prospecting 34(2), 19-22
Junchen Yang, Yun Deng, Yifeng Meng, and Tianfu Li (1998): Geology and Prospecting 34(2), 19-22
Junchen Yang, Yun Deng, Yifeng Meng, and Tianfu Li (1998): Geology and Prospecting 34(2), 19-22
        • Yamansu
Weixuan Fang, Jie Xu, Zhengtao Liu, and Guoduan Xu (2003): Geology and Prospecting 39(6), 18-20
    • Tulufan Prefecture (Turfan Prefecture; Turpan Prefecture)
      • Shanshan Co. (Piqan Co.; Pichan Co.)
        • Kanggur-Xifengshan gold belt
Yitian Wang, Jingwen Mao, Wen Chen, Fuquan Yang, and Jianmin Yang (2006): Acta Petrologica Sinica 22(1), 236-244
Yitian Wang, Jingwen Mao, Wen Chen, Fuquan Yang, and Jianmin Yang (2006): Acta Petrologica Sinica 22(1), 236-244
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Aletai Prefecture (Altay Prefecture)
        • Aletai Co. (Altay Co.)
Rui Wang and Yongfeng Zhu (2010): Mineral Deposits 29(2), 229-242
        • Fuyun Co. (Koktokay Co.)
Haiyang Zou, Tagen Dai, and Xiangzhao Hu (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 565-568
        • Habahe Co. (Kaba Co.; Qaba Co.)
Zhongfu Cheng (1990): Geology and Prospecting 26(7), 19-24
      • Tacheng Prefecture (Tarbaghatay Prefecture)
        • Tuoli Co. (Toli Co.)
          • Sartohay (Sartokay; Sartuohai; Saertuohai)
Zhou, M.-F., Robinson, P.T., Malpas, J., Sun, M., Aitchison, J., Bai, W.J., Hu, X.-F., and Yang, J.-S. (2001): Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 19(4), 517-534.
  • Yunnan
    • Honghe
      • Jinping Co.
Jun Gao and Yinliang Cui (2004): Geology and Prospecting 40(5), 33-38
Finland
 
  • Lapland
    • Koillismaa Complex
Geological Survey of Finland 2010 Kuusijärvi - PGE Database
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Haute-Loire
      • Lavoûte-Chilhac
        • Saint-Privat-du-Dragon
B; Lasnier : "Persistance d'une série granulitique au coeur du Massif Central Français - Haut-Allier. Les termes basiques, ultrabasiques et carbonatés". Thesis, 1977.
India
 
  • Madhya Pradesh
    • Balaghat District
      • Baihar Tehsil
        • Padritola
Panigrahi, M.K., and Mookherjee, A. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 133-148.
Iran
 
  • East Azerbaijan
    • Ahar County
      • Ahar
Mollai, H., Sharma, R., and Pe-Piper, G. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 401-414.
Italy
 
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Metropolitan City of Bologna
      • Alto Reno Terme
        • Porretta Terme
Bombicci, L. (1869) Notizie di mineralogia italiana. Analcime di Castelluccio di Capugnano presso Porretta. Memorie della R. Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna, serie 2, 9, 71-72; Bombicci, L. (1874) Descrizione della mineralogia generale della provincia di Bologna. Seconda parte. Memorie della R. Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna, serie 3, 5, 105-222.
  • Trentino-Alto Adige
    • Trento Province (Trentino)
Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
  • Tuscany
    • Pisa Province
      • Montecatini Val di Cecina
Terenzi A., Meli R., 1988. La miniera cuprifera di Montecatini in Val di Cecina (PI) Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 12 (1): 19-26
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Kłodzko Co.
      • Gmina Nowa Ruda
Heflik W., Zabinski W. 1970 - A study of saussuritized gabbro from Słupiec (Lower Silesia). Prace Mineralogiczne Kom. Nauk. PAN Oddział Krakow T..23
Lis, J., Sylwestrzak, H., 1986. Minerały Dolnego Śląska. Instytut Geologiczny, Wydawnictwa Geologiczne, Warszawa, 791 pp.
      • Nowa Ruda
Heflik W., Zabinski W. 1970 - A study of saussuritized gabbro from Słupiec (Lower Silesia). Prace Mineralogiczne Kom. Nauk. PAN Oddział Krakow T..23
Russia
 
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
    • Plastovsky District
      • Plast
Kisters, A.F.M., Meyer, F.M., Znamensky, S.E., Seravkin, I.B., Ertl, R.G.W., and Kosarev, A.M. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 157-168.
  • Kabardino-Balkaria
    • Elbrus Mt
Gurbanov, A.G., Bogatikov, O.A., Dokuchaev, A.Y., Gazeev, V.M., Abramov, S.S., Groznova, E.O., and Shevchenko, A.V. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(3), 199-217.
South Africa
 
  • Eastern Cape
    • Chris Hani District
      • Cradock
Henning, A., van der Westhuizen, W.A., de Bruiyn, H., and Beukes, G.J. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 410-418.
Switzerland
 
  • Valais
    • Zermatt - Saas Fee area
      • Saas Valley
        • Saas-Almagell
          • Allalin area
Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S., Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf Verlag, Basel, pages 261-262.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Grade-Ruan
        • Ruan Minor
Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society (1870): 38. Annual Report, pp. 30-31
      • Landewednack
Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
      • St Keverne
        • Coverack
Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
  • Scotland
    • South Ayrshire
White, A.J.R. (1964) Clinopyroxenes from eclogites and basic granulites. American Mineralogist, vol. 49, 883-888.
USA
 
  • California
    • Los Angeles Co.
      • Palos Verdes peninsula
        • Palos Verdes Hills (Palos Verdes Cliffs)
Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 4; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 360.
  • Virginia
    • Amherst Co.
      • Piney River area
Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Zimbabwe
 
  • Masvingo
    • Chiredzi mining district (Hartley mining district)
Kolb, J., Kisters, A.F.M., Hoernes, S., and Meyer, F.M. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 109-125.; Econ Geol (1996) 91:1225-1238; Kisters, A. F., Kolb, J., & Meyer, F. M. (1998). Gold mineralization in high-grade metamorphic shear zones of the Renco Mine, southern Zimbabwe. Economic Geology, 93(5), 587-601.
 
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