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A variety of Rhodonite

Usually finegrained quartzite-like rhodonite enriched by manganese and low contents of iron and magnesium (usually <1-2 wt.% FeO+MgO). Usually metasomatic origin (manganese skarns).

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Chemical Properties of OrletsHide


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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Manganese Oxides4 photos of Orlets associated with Manganese Oxides on
Quartz2 photos of Orlets associated with Quartz on
Rhodochrosite2 photos of Orlets associated with Rhodochrosite on
Spessartine2 photos of Orlets associated with Spessartine on
Tephroite1 photo of Orlets associated with Tephroite on
Neotocite1 photo of Orlets associated with Neotocite on

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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 OrletsHide

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.
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
        • Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk)
          • Kurganovo
Brusnitsyn A.I. (2000) Rhodonite deposits of Middle Ural, - S.-Peterburg Univercity press, p. 200 (in Rus.).
          • Sedel'nikovo
Brusnitsyn A.I. (2000) Rhodonite deposits of Middle Ural, - S.-Peterburg Univercity press, p. 200 (in Rus.).
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