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Sapphirine Group

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About Sapphirine GroupHide

Relationship of Sapphirine Group to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Aenigmatite GroupA subgroup of the Sapphirine Supergroup.
BeckettiteCa2V6Al6O20Tric. 1 : P1
KhesiniteCa4(Mg3Fe3+9)O4(Fe3+9Si3)O36Tric. 1 : P1
Rhönite GroupSubgroup of the Sapphirine Supergroup.
Surinamite(Mg,Fe)3Al4BeSi3O16Mon.
UM1988-26-SiO:AlMgMg4Al2O[Si3Al2O15]
Group Members:
Addibischoffite Ca2Al6Al6O20Tric. 1 : P1
Khmaralite (Mg,Al,Fe)16[(Al,Si,Be)12O36]O4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Sapphirine Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Unnamed (Al-analogue of Sapphirine) Mg4(Mg1.5Fe+20.3Fe+31.6Al8.5)O4[Si1.7Al10.3O36]
Warkite Ca2Sc6Al6O20Tric. 1 : P1

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Health Risks:
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References for Sapphirine GroupHide

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Grew, E.S.; Hålenius, U.; Pasero, M.; Barbier, J. (2008): Recommended nomenclature for the sapphirine and surinamite groups (sapphirine supergroup). Mineralogical Magazine 72, 839-876.
Mills, S.J., Hatert, F., Nickel, E.H., Ferraris, G. (2009): The standardisation of mineral group hierarchies: application to recent nomenclature proposals. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, 1073-1080.

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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.
Afghanistan
 
  • Badakhshan
    • Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts
      • Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley)
        • Sar-e Sang (Sar Sang; Sary Sang)
[Sapphirine] Deer, Howie and Zussman (1978) Rock-forming Minerals, Vol. 2A, Single-Chain Silicates. (2nd ed.)
Algeria
 
  • Tamanghasset Province
    • Ahaggar Mtn (Hoggar Mtn)
      • In Ouzzal
[Sapphirine] M. Guiraud, J.R. Kienast, A. Rahmani : "Petrological study of high-temperature granulites from In Ouzal, Algeria : some implications on the phase relationships in the FMASTOCr system", Eur. J. Mineral. , 1996, 8, 1375-1390.
    • Tanezrouft
[Addibischoffite] Ma, C. and Krot, A.N. (2015) Addibischoffite, IMA 2015-001. CNMNC Newsletter No. 25, June 2015, page 532; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 529-535;Ma, C., Krot, A.N., Nagashima, K. (2017): Addibischoffite, Ca2Al6Al6O20, a new calcium aluminate mineral from the Acfer 214 CH carbonaceous chondrite: A new refractory phase from the solar nebula. American Mineralogist: 102: 1556-1560.
Antarctica
 
  • Eastern Antarctica
[Sapphirine] Ellis, D.J., Sheraton, J.W., England, R.N., Dallwitz, W.B. (1980) Osumilite-Sapphirine-Quartz Granulites from Enderby Land Antarctica — Mineral Assemblages and Reactions. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 72:2, 122-143.
      • Edward VIII Bay
[Sapphirine] Journal of Petrology, 2004, 45 (7), pp. 1481-1512.
[Sapphirine] Harley, S.L. and Motoyoshi, Y. (2000) Al zoning in orthopyroxene in a sapphirine quartzite: evidence for (greater than) 1120° C metamorphism in the Napier Complex, Antarctica, and implications for the entropy of sapphirine. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 138: 293-307; http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2003AM/finalprogram/abstract_60995.; Grew, E. S. (2000). Beryllium in Granulite-Facies Pegmatites in Archean Napier Complex, Antarctica.
        • Casey Bay
          • Khmara Bay
[Khmaralite] Am. Mineral. (1999), 84, 1650-1660
[Khmaralite] Grew, E. S. (1981). Surinamite, taafeite and beryllian saphirine from pegmatites in graulite-facies rocks of Casey Bay, Enderby Land, Antarctica. American Mineralogist, 66, 1022-1033;Barbier, J., Grew, E.S., Moore, P.B., and Su, S.-C. (1999): Khmaralite, a new beryllium-bearing mineral related to sapphirine: A superstructure resulting from partial ordering of Be, Al and Si on tetrahedral sites. American Mineralogist: 84: 1650-1660.
        • Tula Mts
          • Amundsen Bay
[Sapphirine] Polar Geoscience 14:1-24
[Sapphirine] Grew, E. (1982): Osumilite in the Sapphirine-Quartz terrane of Enderby Land, Antarctica:…., American Mineralogist, Vol. 67, pp. 762-787
[Sapphirine] Grew, E. (1982): Osumilite in the Sapphirine-Quartz terrane of Enderby Land, Antarctica:…., American Mineralogist, Vol. 67, pp. 762-787
          • Mt. Riiser-Larsen
[Sapphirine] Y. Motoyoshi and B.J. Hensen, Eur. J. Mineral., 1989, 1, pp. 467-471.
    • Mac Robertson Land
[Sapphirine] Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 635-645
    • Princess Elizabeth Land
      • Ingrid Christensen Coast
        • Prydz Bay
          • Larsemann Hills (Larseman Hills)
[Sapphirine] Edward S. Grew, et al (2007) European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 29-245
[Sapphirine] Laixi Tong, Xiaohan Liu, Liansheng Zhang, Haihong Chen, Liudong Ren, Yanbin Wang, and Yue Zhao (1997): Acta Petrologica Sinica 13(2), 127-138
[Sapphirine] MinMag 58:259 (1994)
    • Queen Maud Land
      • Lützow-Holm Bay
[Sapphirine] Kawakami, T., Grew, E. S., Motoyoshi, Y., Shearer, C. K., Ikeda, T., Burger, P. V., & Kusachi, I. (2008). Kornerupine sensu stricto associated with mafic and ultramafic rocks in the Lützow-Holm Complex at Akarui Point, East Antarctica: what is the source of boron?. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 308(1), 351-375.; Yuki Mori, Takeshi Ikeda (2017) Formation of Corona around Corundum from Akarui Point in the Lützow-Holm Complex, East Antarctica: Controlling factor and P-T slope of reaction. JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 - SMP42-P02
        • East Ongul Island
          • Showa Station (Syowa Station)
[Sapphirine] Yoshikuni Hiroi, et al (2009) JAKOKA: 2009 Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, S1-15.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Wellesley Co.
[Sapphirine] Min Mag 50:635-640
  • Northern Territory
    • Central Desert Region
      • Harts Range (Harts Ranges; Hartz Range; Hartz Ranges)
        • Ambalindum Station
          • Mount Mabel
[Sapphirine] Warren, R.G., Stewart, A.J., Shaw, R.D. (1974) Summary of Information on Mineral Deposits of the Arunta Complex, Alice Springs area, NT. Department of Minerals and Energy, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Record 1974/17.
[Sapphirine] R.G.Warren & D.H.McColl 1983. Occurrences of boron-bearing kornerupine in the western Harts Range and near Mount Baldwin, Arunta block, Central Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology & Geophysics, 8 pp. 93-96 1983
[Sapphirine] Warren, R.G. & McColl, D.H. (1983) Occurrences of boron-bearing kornerupine in the western Harts Range and near Mount Baldwin, Arunta Block, Central Australia. BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics, 8 pp. 93-96.
[Sapphirine] Vry, J.K.(1994): Boron-free Kornerupine from the Reynolds Range Arunta Block Central Australia, Mineralogical Magazine (Mar 1994): 58, 27-37.
[Sapphirine] Neues Jahrb Mineral Monatsh1:15-35. (1976)
[Sapphirine] Wilson, A. F. (1977) A zincian högbomite and some other högbomites from the Strangways Range, Central Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, Vol.41, pp. 337-44.
  • South Australia
    • Eyre Peninsula
      • Lake Gairdner - Gawler Ranges area
[Sapphirine] Crooks, A.F. and Abbot, P.J.(2003). Corundum in South Australia. Report Book 2003/3. PIRSA (Mine Department)
    • North West Province
      • Musgrave Ranges
[Sapphirine] D.R.Hudson, Allan F. Wilson & Ian M. Threadgold (1967) A new polytype of taaffeite- a rear beryllium mineral from the granulites of central Australia. Mineral Mag 36: 305-310
  • Victoria
    • City of Greater Shepparton
      • Murchison
[Warkite] Ma, C., Krot, A.N., Nagashima, K. and Tschauner, O. (2014) Warkite, IMA 2013- 129. CNMNC Newsletter No. 20, June 2014, page 552; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 549-558.
Austria
 
  • Lower Austria
    • Mostviertel
      • Dunkelstein Forest
        • Dunkelsteinerwald
          • Gansbach
[Sapphirine] Carswell, D.A., Möller, C., O'Brien, P.J. (1989): Origin of sapphirine-plagioclase symplectites in metabasites from Mitterbachgraben, Dunkelsteinerwald granulite complex, Lower Austria. Eur. J. Mineral., 1, 455-466.
Canada
 
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Labrador
      • Grenville
[Sapphirine] Arima, M., Gower, C. (1991): Osumilite-bearing Granulites in the Eastern Grenville Province, Eastern Labrador, Canada: Mineral Parageneses and Metamorphic Conditions, Journal of Petrolog, Vol. 32 (1), pp. 29-61
[Sapphirine] Tectonophysics 347:167–177 (2002)
  • Nunavut
    • Somerset Island
[Sapphirine] Mineralogical Record 22:386
  • Québec
    • Capitale-Nationale
      • Charlevoix RCM
[Sapphirine] Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 635-645
          • Saint-Urbain-de-Charlevoix
[Sapphirine] Sabina (1983) GSC MR 32, 78-81
[Sapphirine] Sabina (1983) GSC MR 32, 78-81
[Sapphirine] Sabina (1983) GSC MR 32, 78-81
[Sapphirine] Sabina (1983) GSC MR 32, 78-81
[Sapphirine] Sabina (1983) GSC MR 32, 78-81
[Sapphirine] Sabina (1983) GSC MR 32, 78-81
    • Côte-Nord
      • Minganie RCM
        • Havre-Saint-Pierre
[Sapphirine] Charlier, B. et al. (2010): Origin of the giant Allard Lake ilmenite ore deposit (Canada) by fractional crystallization, multiple pulses and mixing. Lithos 117, 119-134.
[Sapphirine] Perreault, S. (2003) Contrasting styles of Fe-Ti mineralization in the Havre-Saint-Pierre anorthosite suite, Quebec’s North Shore, Canada: in Ilmenite deposits and their geological environment. Jean-Clair Duchesne & Are Korneliussen ed. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse Special Publication No. 9
  • Saskatchewan
    • Athabasca Basin
      • Honsvall Lake
[Sapphirine] Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 1251-1272.
China
 
  • Jiangsu
    • Lianyungang
      • Donghai Co.
        • Zhimafang
[Sapphirine] Zhang, R.Y., Liou, J.G., and Zheng, J.P. (2004): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 147, 21-31.
Czech Republic
 
  • South Bohemian Region
    • Písek
[Sapphirine] J. Kotkova, S.L. Hartley, M. Fisera, Eur J. Mineral., 1997, Vol. 9, N. 5, pp. 1017-1033
Denmark
 
  • Greenland
    • Qeqqata
      • Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen)
[Sapphirine] Boeggild, O.B. (1953): The Mineralogy of Greenland, Reitzels Forlag Koebenhavn, p.192; Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 635-645
[Sapphirine] Bøggild, O.B. (1953): The Mineralogy of Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland, Bd. 149. Nr. 3. 445 pages (p.192)
    • Sermersooq
      • Nuuk (Godthåb)
[Sapphirine] Bøggild, O.B. (1953): The Mineralogy of Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland, Bd. 149. Nr. 3. 445 pages [p.192]
[Sapphirine] Petersen, O. V. & Secher, K. (1993): The Minerals of Greenland. Mineralogical Record 24 (2): 1-67
          • Bjørnesund
[Sapphirine] Petersen, O.V & Johnsen, O. (1980): Giant crystals of Kornerupine. Mineralogical Record 11,93-96
[Sapphirine] Friend, C.R.L. (1982): A1-Cr substitution in peraluminous sapphirines from the Bjoernesund area, Fiskenaesset region, southern West Greenland. Mineralogical Magazine. 46, 323-328
[Sapphirine] Williams, H.R. (1984): Field relations and chemistry of Sapphirine-bearing rocks from the Bjoernesund area, Fiskenaesset, Western Greenland, Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 22, 417 - 421
[Sapphirine] Stromeyer (1819): Analyse einiger von dem Prof. von Giesecke in Grönland entdeckten Fossilien, 2. Saphirin von Fiskenaes oder Kikertarsoeitsiak, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Vol. 63, p 374; Mineralogical Magazine 1987 51 : 695-708.
[Sapphirine] Ackermand, D., Windley, B.F., Herd R.K. (1983): Magnesian Högbomite in a Sapphirine-bearing rock from the Fiskenaesset region, W. Greenland, Mineralogical Magazine, Vol. 47, 555-561
Finland
 
  • Lapland
[Sapphirine] No reference listed
[Sapphirine] Haapala, Ilmari; Siivola, Jaakko; Ojanperä, Pentti & Yletyinen, Veijo 1971. Red corundum, sapphirine and kornerupine from Kittilä, Finnish Lapland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland 43 (2), 221-231.
  • North Ostrobothnia
[Sapphirine] Rouhunkoski, P. 1968. On the geology and geochemistry of the Vihanti ore deposit, Finland. Bulletin de la Commission Géologique de la Finlande
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Haute-Loire
      • Lavoûte-Chilhac
        • Saint-Ilpize
[Sapphirine] FORESTIER F. H., LASNIER B. (1969) – Découverte de niveaux d’amphibolites à pargasite, anorthite, corindon et saphirine dans les schistes cristallins de la vallée du Haut-Allier – Existence du faciès granulite dans la massif Central Français, Contr. Mineral. And Petrol. 23, pp. 194-235.
        • Saint-Privat-du-Dragon
[Sapphirine] PERINET F., PEGERE G. (2009) – Les sables éluvionnaires à rubis et sapphirine du secteur de Peygerolles, St-Privat-du-Dragon, Haute-Loire – Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n° 104, pp. 35-41.
  • Occitanie
    • Ariège
      • Massat
        • Le Port
          • Col d'Agnès
            • Etang de Lherz
[Sapphirine]
Germany
 
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge District
      • Schwarzenberg District
        • Pöhla
[Sapphirine] Frank-Uwe Braun, Jena, personal communication to Michael Scheven.
    • Mittelsachsen
      • Döbeln
        • Waldheim
[Sapphirine] Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Greece
 
  • East Macedonia and Thrace
    • Rhodope
      • Thermes
[Sapphirine] Eur. J. Mineral. , 1994, 6, pp. 733-738.
  • South Aegean
    • Naxos
[Sapphirine] J.B.H. Jansen (1977) Ph.D. Thesis, State Univ. of Utrecht
India
 
  • Andhra Pradesh
    • Visakhapatnam District
      • Anantagiri District
        • Eastern Ghats Belt
[Sapphirine] Journal of Petrology: 31: 971-996.
      • Eastern Ghats Belt
[Sapphirine] Grew, E.S. (1983) A grandidierite-sapphirine association from India. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 344, 401-403.; European Journal of Mineralogy (1991) 3, 367-386.; Journal of Petrology (1987): 28: 1139-1168.
[Sapphirine] American Mineralogist: 91: 375-384.
[Sapphirine] Journal of Metamorphic Geology: 18: 223-240.
  • Odisha (Orissa)
    • Koraput District
      • Eastern Ghats Belt
[Sapphirine] C.V. Dharma Rao, M. Santosh, Reia M. Chmielowski (2012) Sapphirine granulites from Panasapattu, Eastern Ghats belt, India: Ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in a Proterozoic convergent plate margin. Geoscience Frontiers 3:9-31
  • Tamil Nadu
    • Madurai District
[Sapphirine] Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 635-645; T. N. Muthuswami (1950) Sapphirine (Madura) — Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, 30, 6, 295-301.
[Sapphirine] Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 635-645
Italy
 
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Ferrara Province
      • Vigarano Mainarda
        • Vigarano Pieve
[Warkite] Ma, C., Krot, A.N., Nagashima, K. and Tschauner, O. (2014) Warkite, IMA 2013- 129. CNMNC Newsletter No. 20, June 2014, page 552; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 549-558; Ma, C., Krot, A.N., Beckett, J.R., Nagashima, K. and Tschauner, O. (2015) Discovery of warkite, Ca2Sc6Al6O20, a new Sc-rich ultra-refractory mineral in Murchinson and Vigarano. 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, volume 50, paper id. 5025.
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valchiavenna
        • Novate Mezzola
          • Codera Valley
[Sapphirine] Ghizzoni, S. & Mazzoleni, G. (2005): Itinerari mineralogici in val Codera. Geologia Insubrica, Ed., Milano, 316 pp.
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
[Sapphirine] [MinRec 27:303]
      • Varaita Valley
        • Brossasco
[Sapphirine] Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
[Sapphirine] Piccoli, G.C. (2002). Minerali delle Alpi Marittime e Cozie Provincia di Cuneo. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 366 pp.
Ivory Coast
 
  • Montagnes
    • Tonkpi
      • Biankouma Department
[Sapphirine] Gouedji, F., Picard, C., Coulibaly, Y., Audet, M. A., Auge, T., Goncalves, P., ... & Ouattara, N. (2014). The Samapleu mafic-ultramafic intrusion and its Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization: an Eburnean (2.09 Ga) feeder dyke to the Yacouba layered complex (Man Archean craton, western Ivory Coast). Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 185(6), 393-411.
Kenya
 
  • Makueni County
[Sapphirine] Ulianov, A., Kalt, A., Pettke, T. (2005) Hibonite, Ca (Al, Cr, Ti, Si, Mg, Fe2+)12 O19, in granulite xenoliths from the Chyulu Hills volcanic field, Kenya. European Journal of Mineralogy, 17:2, 343-356.
  • Taita-Taveta County
[Sapphirine] Natural History Museum Vienna collection
Libya
 
  • Al Jufrah District
    • Dar al Gani
[Sapphirine] Zhang, A.-C. & Yurimoto, H. (2013). Petrography and mineralogy of the ungrouped type 3 carbonaceous chondrite Dar al Gani 978. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48 (9): 1651–1677. (Sept 2013)
Madagascar
 
  • Androy
    • Ambovombe-Androy District
      • Antanimora Sud Commune
[Sapphirine] Knut Edvard Larsen collection # MM-1269
      • Imanombo Commune
[Sapphirine] Ackermand, D., Windley, B. F. & Razafiniparany, A. .H. (1991): Kornerupine breakdown reactions in paragneisses from southern Madagascar. Mineralogical Magazine 55: 71-80
[Sapphirine]
    • Amboasary Sud District
      • Tranomaro Commune
[Sapphirine] Niedermayr, G. (1998): Für den Sammler. Informationen für den sammler- Ausgabe 1998. Carinthia II. 188[108]: 285-290 [p.290]
[Sapphirine] Bruyère, D., Delor, C., Raoul, J. A, Rakotondranaivo, R., Willie, G. Maubec & Lahfid, A. (2016) New Deposit of Gem-Quality Grandidierite in Madagascar. Gems & Gemology: 52 (3): 266-275
[Sapphirine] Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium collection Sample # 13333
      • Ianabinda Commune
[Sapphirine] Razakamanana, T., Ackermand, D. and Windley, B. F. (2006 ): Metamorphic evolution of sapphirine-bearing rocks from Vohidava area, Southern Madagascar: Structural and tectonic implication. Proceedings of the German-Malagasy Research Cooperation in Life and Earth Sciences edited by C Schwitzer, S Brandt et al. p 41-60 ; Giuliani, G., Fallick, A., Rakotondrazafy, M., Ohnenstetter, D., Andriamamonjy, A., Ralantoarison, T., Rakotosamizanany, S., Razanatseheno, M., Offant, Y., Garnier, V., Dunaigre, C., Schwarz, D., Mercier, A., Ratrimo, V., and Ralison, B. (2007): Mineralium Deposita 42, 251-270.
[Sapphirine] Razakamanana, T., Ackermand, D. and Windley, B. F. (2006 ): Metamorphic evolution of sapphirine-bearing rocks from Vohidava area, Southern Madagascar: Structural and tectonic implication. Proceedings of the German-Malagasy Research Cooperation in Life and Earth Sciences edited by C Schwitzer, S Brandt et al. p 41-60
[Sapphirine] Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la mineralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive. p 46 ; Razakamanana, T., Ackermand, D. and Windley, B. F. (2006 ): Metamorphic evolution of sapphirine-bearing rocks from Vohidava area, Southern Madagascar: Structural and tectonic implication. Proceedings of the German-Malagasy Research Cooperation in Life and Earth Sciences edited by C Schwitzer, S Brandt et al. p 41-60
[Sapphirine] Besairie, H. (1966): Les Gites Minéraux de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar, Tananarive, 34, p. 313
      • Ianakafy Commune
[Sapphirine] von Knorring, O., Sahama, Th.G., and Lehtinen, M. (1969) Kornerupine-bearing gneiss from Inanakafy near Betroka, Madagascar. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland: 41: 79-84.
      • Isoanala Commune
[Sapphirine] Giuliani, G., Fallick, A., Rakotondrazafy, M., Ohnenstetter, D., Andriamamonjy, A., Ralantoarison, T., Rakotosamizanany, S., Razanatseheno, M., Offant, Y., Garnier, V., Dunaigre, C., Schwarz, D., Mercier, A., Ratrimo, V., and Ralison, B. (2007): Mineralium Deposita 42, 251-270.; Arima, M., Kimoto, K., Rakotondrazafy, R., Rakotoandrasana, N.O.T., & Ranaivoson, M.A. (2013): Igneous sapphirine in Ambatomena, southern Madagascar. Goldschmidt2013 Conference Abstracts. Mineralogical Magazine: 77 (5): 615
      • Mahabo Commune
[Sapphirine] Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
      • Mahasoa Est Commune
[Sapphirine] American Mineralogist 9:22
[Sapphirine] Giuliani, G., Fallick, A., Rakotondrazafy, M., Ohnenstetter, D., Andriamamonjy, A., Ralantoarison, T., Rakotosamizanany, S., Razanatseheno, M., Offant, Y., Garnier, V., Dunaigre, C., Schwarz, D., Mercier, A., Ratrimo, V., and Ralison, B. (2007): Mineralium Deposita 42, 251-270.
  • Ihorombe
    • Ihosy District
      • Mahasoa Commune
[Sapphirine] B. Devouard et al. : "Occurrence of musgravite in anorthite-corundum-spinel-sapphirine rocks ("sakenites") from South Madagascar : Evidence for a high-grade metasomatic event". 18th General Meeting of the IMA, Sept. 2002, Edinburgh, Scotland.
[Sapphirine] Giuliani, G., Fallick, A., Rakotondrazafy, M., Ohnenstetter, D., Andriamamonjy, A., Ralantoarison, T., Rakotosamizanany, S., Razanatseheno, M., Offant, Y., Garnier, V., Dunaigre, C., Schwarz, D., Mercier, A., Ratrimo, V., and Ralison, B. (2007): Mineralium Deposita 42, 251-270.
      • Sahambano Commune
[Sapphirine] Giuliani, G., Fallick, A., Rakotondrazafy, M., Ohnenstetter, D., Andriamamonjy, A., Ralantoarison, T., Rakotosamizanany, S., Razanatseheno, M., Offant, Y., Garnier, V., Dunaigre, C., Schwarz, D., Mercier, A., Ratrimo, V., and Ralison, B. (2007): Mineralium Deposita 42, 251-270.
[Sapphirine] Goujou, J.C. (2005): Inventaire minéralogique des zones prospectées:Sahambano-Mosalahy-Befanova-Manivala, y compris les secteurs méridionaux visités lors de la 2ème mission de terrain Ranotsara, Iakora. Rapport [http://fonjatany-mth.com/pdf/etudes/annexes_rapport.pdf]
[Sapphirine] Goujou, J.C. (2005) : Etude géologique (pétro-structurale) et minéralogique des zones de Sahambano, Mosalahy, Befanova, Manivala, Zazafotsy, Ranotsara, Iakora–Madagascar. Rapport [http://fonjatany-mth.com/pdf/etudes/rapport_jcg_consult.pdf]
      • Zazafotsy Commune
[Sapphirine] Giuliani, G., Fallick, A., Rakotondrazafy, M., Ohnenstetter, D., Andriamamonjy, A., Ralantoarison, T., Rakotosamizanany, S., Razanatseheno, M., Offant, Y., Garnier, V., Dunaigre, C., Schwarz, D., Mercier, A., Ratrimo, V., and Ralison, B. (2007): Mineralium Deposita 42, 251-270.
Norway
 
  • Aust-Agder
    • Arendal
      • Hisøy (Hisø)
        • Havsøysund
[Sapphirine] Kihle, J., Harlov, D.E., Frigaard, Ø. & Jamtveit, B.(2010): A quartz-corundum-sapphirine-pyrope-bearing ultra high temperature (UHT) granulitepitaxial quartz inclusions in corundum from a sapphirine–garnet boudin, Bamble Sector, SE Norway: SiO2–Al2O3 miscibility at high P–T dry granulite facies conditions. Journal of Metamorphic Geology. 28: 769-784
    • Tvedestrand
[Sapphirine] Kihle, 1989: Polymetamorphic Evolution of the Cordierite-bearing metapelites of Bamble-sector, SE Norway. Thesis, Univ. Oslo
[Sapphirine] Visser, D., Thijssen, P.H.M. & Schumacher J.C.(1992) Högbomite in sapphirine-bearing rocks from the Bamble Sector, south Norway. Mineralogical Magazine 56: 343-351
      • Snaresund
[Sapphirine] Touret, J. & De La Roche, H. (1971): Contribution to the mineralogy of Norway , No. 45. Saphirine à Snaresund, prés de Tvedestrand (Norvége Méridionale). Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 51, 170-175
  • Finnmark
    • Nordkapp
      • Magerø island
[Sapphirine] Nordrum, F.S. (2012): Noen funn av mineraler i Norge 2011-2012. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter. 49, 117-124
[Sapphirine] Larsen, K.E. & Nordrum, F.S. (2013): Noen funn av mineraler i Norge 2012-2013. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift. 50, 111-117
  • Møre og Romsdal
    • Ulstein
      • Hareidland
[Sapphirine] Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p. 61.
      • Ulsteinvik
[Sapphirine] Straume, A. K. & Austrheim, H. (1999): Importance of fracturing during retro-metamorphism of eclogites.Journal of Metamorphic Geology. 17, 637-652
  • Nordland
    • Meløy
      • Meløyfjorden
[Sapphirine] Østergaard, T.V. (1969): Sapphirine in a kyanite- and staurolite- bearing rock. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse nr 258. (Årbok 1968), 62-65 + Neumann (1985, p. 132).
  • Rogaland
    • Bjerkreim
      • Vikeså
        • Ivesdalsfjellet
[Sapphirine] Hermans, G. A. E. M. et al. (1976): Sapphirine occurence near Vikeså in Rogaland, southwestern Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidskrift 56 (4): 397-412
  • Svalbard
    • Spitsbergen
      • Magdalenafjorden
[Sapphirine] Ohta, Y. (1968): Two localities of Sapphirine found in Norway. in Geologisk Museum. Interne notater 1961-1990. Published by Geologisk Museums Venner, Oslo 1991, p 24.
  • Troms
    • Tromsø
[Sapphirine] Janák, M., Uher, P., Ravna, E.K., Kullerud, K., Vrabec, M. (2015): Chromium-rich kyanite, magnesiostaurolite and corundum in ultrahigh-pressure eclogites (examples from Pohorje Mountains, Slovenia and Tromsø Nappe, Norway). European Journal of Mineralogy: 27(3): 377-392
  • Vest-Agder
    • Lyngdal
[Sapphirine] Ohta, Y. (1968): Two localities of Sapphirine found in Norway. in Geologisk Museum. Interne notater 1961-1990. Published by Geologisk Museums Venner, Oslo 1991, p 24.
Pakistan
 
  • Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)
    • Gilgit District
[Sapphirine] Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., Fallick, A.E., Dubessy, J., Banks, D., Vinh, H.Q., Lhomme, T., Maluski, H., Pêcher, A., Bakhsh, K.A., Long, P.V., Trinh, P.T., and Schwarz, D. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 169-191.
Romania
 
  • Vâlcea Co.
    • Valea Românilor
[Unnamed (Al-analogue of Sapphirine)] Săbău, G., Alberico, A. and Negulescu, E. (2002) Peraluminous sapphirine in retrogressed kyanite-bearing eclogites from the South Carpathians: status and implications. International Geology Review. 44:859-876.
Russia
 
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
    • Kyshtym (Kychtym; Kishtim)
[Sapphirine] V. G. Korinevsky & I. A. Blinov (2016): First find of srilankite in the Urals. Doklady Earth Sciences 470, 957–960.
  • Republic of Karelia
    • Northern Karelia
      • Loukhi
        • Tedino
          • Dyadino lake
[Sapphirine] P.M. Kartashov data
[Sapphirine] Dmitry Tonkacheev
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Chitinskaya Oblast
      • Zabaikal'skii district
[Sapphirine] Igor Savin data
Slovenia
 
[Sapphirine] Janák, M., Uher, P., Ravna, E.K., Kullerud, K., Vrabec, M. (2015): Chromium-rich kyanite, magnesiostaurolite and corundum in ultrahigh-pressure eclogites (examples from Pohorje Mountains, Slovenia and Tromsø Nappe, Norway). European Journal of Mineralogy: 27(3): 377-392
South Africa
 
  • Limpopo
    • Vhembe District
      • Musina (Messina)
[Sapphirine] Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa: 240.
[Sapphirine] Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa: 240.
  • Northern Cape
    • Namakwa District (Namaqualand)
[Sapphirine] Contrib Mineral Petrol (1985) 91 : 369 382
[Sapphirine] Contrib Mineral Petrol (1985) 91 : 369 382
      • Okiep Copper District
[Sapphirine] Minerals of South Africa; Hokada, T., Motoyoshi, Y., Hiroi, Y., Shimura, T., Yuhara, M., Shiraishi, K., ... & Knoper, M. W. (2001). Petrography and mineral chemistry of high-grade pelitic gneisses and related rocks from Namaqualand, South Africa. Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue, 55, 105-126.
Sri Lanka
 
  • Central Province
[Sapphirine] Kriegsman, L. M., & Schumacher, J. C. (1999). Petrology of sapphirine-bearing and associated granulites from central Sri Lanka. Journal of Petrology, 40(8), 1211-1239.
[Sapphirine] Kriegsman, L.M., Schumacher, J.C. (1999) Petrology of Sapphirine-bearing and Associated Granulites from Central Sri Lanka. Journal of Petrology, 40:8, 1211-1239.
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
    • Ratnapura District
      • Embilipitiya (Embilipitya; Ambilipitiya)
        • Kolonne (Kolonna; "Kollonne")
[Sapphirine] Müller, H. D. & Jahn, S. (2006): Kolonne bei Embilipitiya auf Sri Lanka-eine interessante Fundstelle für Olivin, Hornblende und Spinelle. Mineralien Welt 17 (4), 44-51; Natural History Museum Vienna collection
Sweden
 
  • Halland
    • Falkenberg
[Sapphirine]
Tajikistan
 
  • Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan (Viloyati Badakhshoni Kuni)
    • Pamir Mts
      • Pyandzh River Valley
[Sapphirine] Grew, E.S., Pertsev, N.N., Vrána, S., Yates, M.G., Shearer, C.K., and Wiedenbeck, M. (1998): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 131, 22-38.
        • Kukh-i-Lal (Kukhilal; Kuhi-lal)
[Sapphirine] Grew, E.S., Pertsev, N.N., Vrána, S., Yates, M.G., Shearer, C.K., and Wiedenbeck, M. (1998): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 131, 22-38.
[Sapphirine] Grew, E.S., Pertsev, N.N., Vrána, S., Yates, M.G., Shearer, C.K., and Wiedenbeck, M. (1998): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 131, 22-38.
Tanzania
 
  • Dodoma Region
    • Kongwa District
      • Kongwa
[Sapphirine] www.min.uni-kiel.de/petrographie/schenk/projekte/tansania/mautia/dmg_mautia.pdf.; Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 635-645
Thailand
[Sapphirine] Sutthirat, C., Saminpanya, S., Droop, G. T. R., Henderson, C. M. B., & Manning, D. A. C. (2001). Clinopyroxene-corundum assemblages from alkali basalt and alluvium, eastern Thailand: constraints on the origin of Thai rubies. Mineralogical Magazine, 65(2), 277-295.
Uganda
 
  • Northern Region
    • Kotido District (Karamoja District)
[Sapphirine] http://www.min.uni-kiel.de/petrographie/schenk/ugandaweb/index1.html?/petrographie/schenk/ugandaweb/labwor.html
UK
 
  • Scotland
    • Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan Siar)
      • Isle of Lewis and Harris
        • Harris
[Sapphirine] AmMin 85: 1474-1484
United Arab Emirates
[Sapphirine] Cont. Min. & Petrol. 116 (4) (May 1994)
  • Fujayrah Emirate (Fujairah)
    • Semail Ophiolite
      • Khawr Fakkan Massif (Khor Fakkan)
[Sapphirine] Geological Magazine 139 (3), 241 - 255
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • La Paz Co.
      • Quartzsite
        • Dome Rock Mts
[Sapphirine] Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 361; Wilson, E.D. (1929), An occurrence of dumortierite near Quartzsite, AZ, Am.Min.: 14: 373-381.
  • Colorado
    • Custer Co.
      • Cisneros Trail
[Sapphirine] Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
      • Hardscrabble District
[Sapphirine] Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 43, pp. 601-622 (2005)
[Sapphirine] Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
[Sapphirine] Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 43, pp. 601-622 (2005)
  • Kansas
    • Riley Co.
[Sapphirine] AmMin 61:1194
  • New Hampshire
    • Cheshire Co.
[Sapphirine] Schumacher and Robinson, 1987: Journal of Petrology 28 (6):1033-1073
  • New York
    • Warren Co.
[Sapphirine] NY State Museum spec. no. 15779
    • Westchester Co.
[Sapphirine] Jensen (1978) Minerals of New York State, p.153; Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 635-645
[Sapphirine] Van King
  • North Carolina
[Sapphirine] JMG, v. 14, p. 103-114
[Sapphirine] Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club; GEORGIA JOURNAL OF SCIENCE Volume 56 1998 Number 1
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