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Sagenite (of Saussure)

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About Sagenite (of Saussure)Hide

Named after appearance of the characteristic twin aggregates (Greek & Latin "sagena" = net).
A variety of Rutile

The original definition of the name Sagenite was made by Horace Bénédict de Saussure in 1796.

"These small crystals usually cross at the same angles, so as to form a mesh-like network of parallelograms; it seemed proper to me because of this singular property to provide this stone a name; I have named it Sagenite, from the Greek & Latin word sagena, which means net."

["Ces petits crystaux se croisent ordinairement sous les mêmes angles, de manière à former des réseaux dont les mailles sont des parallèlogrammes; cette singulaire propriété m’a paru propre à déterminer le nom de la pierre; je l’ai nommée Sagenite, du mot grec & latin sagena, qui signifie un filet."]

See also: Sagenite (of Kunz)

Chemical Properties of Sagenite (of Saussure)Hide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
5 photos of Sagenite (of Saussure) associated with QuartzSiO2
3 photos of Sagenite (of Saussure) associated with ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
2 photos of Sagenite (of Saussure) associated with AdulariaKAlSi3O8
2 photos of Sagenite (of Saussure) associated with BrookiteTiO2
1 photo of Sagenite (of Saussure) associated with ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
1 photo of Sagenite (of Saussure) associated with SideriteFeCO3
1 photo of Sagenite (of Saussure) associated with Chlorite Group
1 photo of Sagenite (of Saussure) associated with Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
1 photo of Sagenite (of Saussure) associated with AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)

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 Sagenite (of Saussure)Hide

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Saussure, Horace Bénédict de (1796) Voyages dans les Alpes, précédés d'un essai sur l'histoire naturelle des environs le Genève. Published 1796 S. Fauche
Dana, James Dwight (1850) A System of Mineralogy Published 1850, Third Edition New York

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Localities for Sagenite (of Saussure)Hide

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.
  • Carinthia
    • Spittal an der Drau District
      • Weißensee
        • Wurten
Paar, W.H., and Niedermayr, G. (1998): Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 143, 425-435.
  • Salzburg
    • Zell am See District
      • Rauris
G Brandstetter collection
        • Kruml glacier
Gerd Stefanik collection
https://www.mindat.org/photo-659863.html https://www.mindat.org/photo-659890.html
https://www.mindat.org/photo-657682.html https://www.mindat.org/photo-657706.html
  • Wallonia
    • Luxembourg
      • Bastogne
Harjo Neutkens collection
Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Central Bosnia Canton
      • Fojnica
igor Dolinar specimens
  • Brittany
    • Morbihan
      • Gourin
Pierre Le Roch
  • Saxony
    • Vogtlandkreis
      • Lengenfeld
        • Irfersgrün
M Adelt collection
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Madesimo
Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., and Sciesa, E. (1995) I minerali della provincia di Sondrio e della Bregaglia grigionese: Val Bregaglia, Val Masino, Val Codera e Valle Spluga. Bettini, Sondrio, 300 pp.
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Formazza
Mattioli, V. (1979): Minerali Ossolani. Ed. Arti Grafiche Medesi, Milano, 268 pp.
Alberto Vaghi Collection
        • Sabbione Glacier
Alberto Vaghi specimen
  • Trentino-Alto Adige
    • South Tirol
      • San Giacomo (Sankt Jakob)
        • Vizze Pass (Pfitsch Pass; Pfitscher Joch)
Folie, K., Gentile, P., Hanke, M., Rocchetti (2010): Mineralien aus der Umgebung des Pfitscher Jochs in Südtirol (II). Mineralien-Welt, 21, 4, 42-67.
Folie, K., Gentile, P., Hanke, M., Rocchetti, I. (2010): Mineralien aus der Umgebung des Pfitscher Jochs in Südtirol (II). Mineralien-Welt, 21, 4, 42-67.
  • Nordland
    • Meløy
Aksel Österlöf collection
    • Rødøy
Nordrum, F.S. (2006): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2005-2006. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift. 33: 56-62
  • Trøndelag
    • Heim
      • Halsa
Photo & Collection: Egil Hollund, Norway
  • Vestland
    • Alver
      • Lindås
Nordrum, F.S. (2010): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2009-2010. Stein 37 (2), 4-14
  • Gilgit-Baltistan
    • Shigar District
      • Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi)
Rob Woodside Collection
  • Catalonia
    • Lleida (Lérida)
      • Alt Urgell
        • Arsèguell
Col. Agustin Agudo Espinosa.
  • Grisons
    • Surselva Region
      • Tujetsch
Kipfer, A. (1974) Ein neues Hobby: Kleinmineralien sammeln und präparieren. Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, W. Keller & Co., Stuttgart, 64 pp.
  • Ticino
    • Leventina
      • Airolo
Gramaccioli, C.M. (1975) Minerali alpini e prealpini. Istituto Italiano Edizioni Atlas, Bergamo, 2 volumes, 472 pages; Gramaccioli, C.M. (1978) Die Mineralien der Alpen. Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart, 2 volumes, 560 pages.
      • Bedretto
        • Ossasco
Taddei, C. (1937) Dalle Alpi Lepontine al Ceneri. Note di geo-mineralogia. Istituto Editoriale Ticinese, Bellinzona, 182 pages.
      • Quinto
        • Piora Valley
Taddei, C. (1937) Dalle Lepontine al Ceneri. Note di geo-mineralogia. Istituto Editoriale Ticinese, Bellinzona, 182 pp.
  • Valais
    • Brig
      • Simplon pass area
        • Steinu Valley
Frédéric Hède specimen
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