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Blue Diopside

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About Blue DiopsideHide

light blue to sky-blue
A variety of Diopside

Usually granular diopside forming monomineral zones in magnesium skarns in some regions of Prebaikalie. Nature of blue colouration is uneven.

Physical Properties of Blue DiopsideHide

light blue to sky-blue

Chemical Properties of Blue DiopsideHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Foshagite3 photos of Blue Diopside associated with Foshagite on mindat.org.
Monticellite3 photos of Blue Diopside associated with Monticellite on mindat.org.

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

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Localities for Blue DiopsideHide

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.
  • Irkutsk Oblast
    • Lake Baikal area
Konev A.A., Samoilov V.S. (1974) Contact metamorphism and metasomatoz in aureole of Tazheran alkaline intrusion, - Novosibirsk, Nauka, p. 246.
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
      • Dovyren Highlands
Khomenko VM, Platonov AN, Steshin VA (1986) The structure and conditions of formation of the centers of the blue color in diopside skarns of // ZVMO. Part 115 Issue. 6, pp. 689-698; Pavel M. Kartashov data
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