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Hortonolite

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About HortonoliteHide

Silas R. Horton
Formula:
from (Fe1.5Mg0.5)2SiO4 to (Mg1.5Fe0.5)2SiO4
Name:
Named in 1869 by George Jarvis Brush in honor of Silas Ryneck Horton [June 26, 1820 Goshen/Craigville, New York, USA - July 31, 1881 Goshen/Craigville, New York, USA]. The father of Silas R. Horton was Dr. Willam Horton, also a well-known physician, mineralogist, and geologist who had hortonite named for him. (Note: There are three contemporaneous people named Silas Ryneck Horton in the Goshen region and all born within a few years of each other.)
A variety of Fayalite-Forsterite Series

An intermediate member of the Fayalite-Forsterite Series; also considered as a Mn- and Mg-bearing fayalite.



Chemical Properties of HortonoliteHide

Formula:
from (Fe1.5Mg0.5)2SiO4 to (Mg1.5Fe0.5)2SiO4

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 HortonoliteHide

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Brush, George Jarvis (1869): American Journal of Science, 48, 17-23. [Analysis by Brush: SiO2: 33.59%, FeO: 44.37%, MnO: 4.35%, MgO: 16.68%, CaO: trace, K2O: 0.39, igh. 0.26% = 99.64% (from Dana 6 (1892), p. 455)]

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Localities for HortonoliteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM
        • Réservoir-Dozois
Olivier Langelier Collection
South Africa
 
  • Mpumalanga Province
    • Eastern Bushveld Complex
      • Lydenburg
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Málaga
https://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,11,407294,407294
UK
 
  • Scotland
    • Highland
      • Isle of Muck
Tilley, C.E. (1952) Am. J. Sci., Bowen volume, 533, anal. 3 (olivine).; Birle, J.D. et al. (1968) Am. Mineral. 53, 809.; Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
USA
 
  • New York
    • Orange Co.
      • Town of Monroe
        • Lake Mombasha
Marian Lupulescu (2008) Rocks and Minerals, 83, #3.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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