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Capillitite

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Formula:
(Mn,Zn,Fe)CO3
Colour:
Yellowish brown, gray, dark brown
Name:
From the locality Capillitas in Argentina.
A variety of Rhodochrosite

Yellowish brown to gray banded ferro-zinciferous variety of rhodochrosite.


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Physical Properties of CapillititeHide

Colour:
Yellowish brown, gray, dark brown

Chemical Properties of CapillititeHide

Formula:
(Mn,Zn,Fe)CO3

Other Language Names for CapillititeHide

Spanish:Capillitita

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Internet Links for CapillititeHide

Localities for CapillititeHide

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.

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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.
Argentina
 
  • Catamarca
    • Andalgalá Department
Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
South Africa
 
  • Limpopo Province
    • Sekhukhune District
      • Groblersdal
Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 110 pg
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