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Ferrithorite

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About FerrithoriteHide

Formula:
(Th,Fe3+)[Si(O,OH)4]
Colour:
Orange
Lustre:
Waxy
Specific Gravity:
4.96
A variety of Thorite

An iron(III)-rich variety of Thorite.
Originally reported from Aktyuz REE deposit, Kyrgyzstan.


Physical Properties of FerrithoriteHide

Colour:
Orange
Density:
4.96 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Chemical Properties of FerrithoriteHide

Formula:
(Th,Fe3+)[Si(O,OH)4]

Synonyms of FerrithoriteHide

Other Language Names for FerrithoriteHide

Simplified Chinese:铁钍石

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.

References for FerrithoriteHide

Reference List:
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Starik, I. E., Kravchenko, L. L. and Melikova, O. S. (1941), Doklady AN SSSR 32, N4, 254.

Internet Links for FerrithoriteHide

Localities for FerrithoriteHide

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.
China
 
  • Heilongjiang
    • Qiqihaer
      • Greater Hinggan Mts (Greater Khingan Mts)
Xiaoshi Ding, Ge Bai, Zhongxian Yuan, and Luren Sun (1981): Geological Review 46(5), 459-466
  • Inner Mongolia
    • Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture)
      • Bayan Obo mining district
        • Bayan Obo
          • Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit)
Youbin Liang, Zhonglong Xu, and Zhiyin Hu (1981): Geology and Prospecting 17(9), 29-33
    • Tongliao League (Tongliao Prefecture)
      • Jarud Banner (Zalute Co.)
        • Baerzhe complex
Zhongxin Yuan and Ge Bai (1997): Geology and Prospecting 33(1), 42-48
Kazakhstan
 
  • Karaganda Region
    • Shet
      • Mointy (Moyynty)
        • Mointy Railway Station
A.V. Stepanov data; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • North Kazakhstan Region
    • Aiyrtau
      • Saumalkol' (Volodarskoye)
        • Grachevsky Uranium ore field
Dahlkamp, F.J., Ed. (2009): Uranium Deposits of the World: Asia. Springer (Berlin, Heidelberg), pp. 191-268.
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Talas Region
    • Ak-Tyuz ore Field
Starik, I. E., Kravchenko, L. L. and Melikova, O. S. (1941), Doklady AN SSSR 32, N4, 254
N. MALYUKOVA , (2014) Zoning of Polymetallic Rare-earth and Rare-metal Deposits in the Ak-Tyuz Ore Field (Northern Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan). Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 88(supp. 2): 451-453.
Madagascar
 
  • Itasy
    • Soavinandriana
      • Amparaky
Lacroix, Alfred (1922) Mineralogie de Madagascar, v. 3, p. 309.; Lacroix, A. (1923): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome III. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A. Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. p. 309.
Mongolia
 
  • Hovd Aimag (Khovd Aimag)
    • Altai Mts
P.M. Kartashov analytical data
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Russia
 
  • Buryatia
    • Eastern Sayan
Gordienko, I. V., Roshchektaev, P. A., & Gorokhovsky, D. V. (2016). Oka ore district of the Eastern Sayan: Geology, structural–metallogenic zonation, genetic types of ore deposits, their geodynamic formation conditions, and outlook for development. Geology of Ore Deposits, 58(5), 361-382.
  • Krasnoyarsk Krai
    • Kuragin District
Gordienko, I. V., Roshchektaev, P. A., & Gorokhovsky, D. V. (2016). Oka ore district of the Eastern Sayan: Geology, structural–metallogenic zonation, genetic types of ore deposits, their geodynamic formation conditions, and outlook for development. Geology of Ore Deposits, 58(5), 361-382.
  • Primorsky Krai
    • Arminsky ore district
Gonevchuk, V. G., Korostelev, P. G., & Semenyak, B. I. (2005). Genesis of the Tigrinoe tin deposit (Russia). Geology Of Ore Deposits C/C Of Geologiia Rudnykh Mestorozhdenii, 47(3), 223.
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Aldan Shield
      • Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence
Konev, A.A., Vorob'yev, E.I., and Lazebnik, K.A. (1996) The Mineralogy of the Murun Massif. Russian Academy of Science Press, Siberian Branch, Novosbirsk, Russia (in Rus.)
  • Tuva
P. Kartashov data
Bailey, J. C: Formation of cryolite and other aluminofluorides: A petrologic review. Bull. geol. Soc. Denmark, vol. 29, pp. 1-45. Copenhagen, June 10th, 1980.
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • El Paso Co.
Gross, E. and Heinrich, E., 1966, Petrology and Mineralogy of the Mount Rosa Area, El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado. II. Pegmatites, American Mineralogist, v. 51, p. 299-323.
 
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