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Anyolite

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"Anyole" is the Maasai word for green.
Anyolite is a metamorphic rock consisting of a granular mass of bright green chrome-zoisite with minor black (in fact very dark green) pargasite (commonly both as grains a few mm diameter), containing conspicuous coarse porphyroblasts of purplish red corundum (var. ruby) which may be up to several centimetres across.

As a generic petrographic description of this rock would be a rather clumsy mouthful, (something like "corundum-pargasite zoisitite" ) it has been given a more euphonious name descriptive of its striking colour in the language of the people living in the area of its originally reported (in 1954) locality in Tanzania (http://www.mindat.org/loc-8256.html, see also http://www.mindat.org/loc-211915.html).

For more details on the mineralogy of the Tanzanian locality see http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,86,213956,213956#msg-213956.

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Anyolite.


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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.)

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Austria
 
  • Lower Austria
    • Waldviertel
      • Drosendorf-Zissersdorf
Ertl, A., Brandstätter, F. & Prem, M. (2008): Moldanubische Korundvorkommen mit Rubin und Saphir bei Drosendorf, Waldviertel, Niederösterreich. Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 154, 45-51.
Tanzania
 
  • Arusha Region
The Journal of Gemmology, Volume 13:98
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