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A variety of Hedenbergite

Obsolete name for a pyroxene that would now classify as hedenbergite in the current pyroxene nomenclature.

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Classification of FerrosaliteHide

Previous petrological nomenclature of clinopyroxenes from basaltic magmas (after Poldervaart & Hess, 1951)

Other Language Names for FerrosaliteHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Microcline2 photos of Ferrosalite associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Calcite2 photos of Ferrosalite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Fluorapatite2 photos of Ferrosalite associated with Fluorapatite 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.

Ferrosalite in petrologyHide

An essential component of rock names highlighted in red, an accessory component in rock names highlighted in green.

References for FerrosaliteHide

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A. Poldervaart , and H. H. Hess , "Pyroxenes in the Crystallization of Basaltic Magma," The Journal of Geology 59, no. 5 (Sep., 1951): 472-489.

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Localities for FerrosaliteHide

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.
  • Tasmania
    • King Island municipality
      • King Island
        • Grassy
Burchard, U. (1977). Genesis of the King Island (Tasmania) scheelite mine. In Time-and Strata-Bound Ore Deposits (pp. 199-204). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Lower Austria
    • Wachau
      • Spitz
MEIXNER, H. (1976): 375. Mineralfunde vom Arzberg bei Spitz an der Donau, Niederösterreich. Pp. 32-35 in MEIXNER, H. (1976): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XXVI. Carinthia II, 166./86., 11-42.
    • Waldviertel
      • Lichtenau im Waldviertel
Beran, A., Göd, R. Götzinger, M. & Zemann, J. (1985): A scheelite mineralization in calc-silicate rocks of the Moldanubicum (Bohemian Massif) in Austria. Mineral. Deposita, 20, 16-22.
  • Québec
    • Outaouais
      • Pontiac RCM
        • Otter Lake
Shaw et al in Canadian Mineralogist (1962); M A G Lafontaine (1979) Uranium-Thorium Deposite at the Yates Mine, Huddersfield Township, Quebec. MSc thesis, University of Ottawa.
  • Greenland
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
  • Gifu
    • Hida City
Okuno, T. (1964) Skarns in the Kamioka mine. Annual Reports of Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University pp63-94
Osakabe, T. & Suzuki, M. (1983) Note on the graphite-free corundum-K feldspar gneiss in the Hida metamorphic belt, central Japan. Journal of Science of the Hiroshima University, ser. C, 8, #1, 31-42.
  • Zacatecas
    • Sombrerete Municipality
      • San Martín
        • San Martín-Sabinas District
Peter Megaw
  • Primorsky Krai
    • Arminsky ore district
      • Vostok
Gvozdev, V. I. (2001) The Arminsky Ore District. pp87-97 in Khanchuk, A.I., Gonevchuk, G.A. & Seltmann, R. (Eds) Metallogeny of the Pacific Northwest (Russian Far East): Tectonics, Magmatism and Metallogeny of Active Continental Margins. IAGOD Guidebook series 11, Dalnauka Publishing House, Vladivostok 2004, 176 p
  • Tatarstan
Rhian H. Jones & Adrian J. Brearley (1994). Abstracts of the 25th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. p. 641. (Mar 1994).
South Africa
  • Northern Cape
    • Namakwa District (Namaqualand)
Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Minerals of South Africa. The Geological Society of South Africa, 136 pp.
South Korea
Lee, M.W. (1982) journal of the Japan Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists, 77, 203-214.
  • New York
    • St. Lawrence Co.
      • St. Lawrence Co. Magnetite District
B.F. Leonard and A.F. Buddington (1964) Ore deposits of the St. Lawrence County magnetite district, northwest Adirondacks, New York. USGS Professional Paper 377
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