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Astochite

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Formula:
{Na}{Na(Ca,Mn)}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Colour:
Sky-blue; grey; grey-violet
A variety of Richterite

A manganoan variety of richterite.


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Physical Properties of AstochiteHide

Colour:
Sky-blue; grey; grey-violet

Chemical Properties of AstochiteHide

Formula:
{Na}{Na(Ca,Mn)}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

Crystallography of AstochiteHide

Morphology:
Sprays of short-prismatic crystals

Other Language Names for AstochiteHide

German:Astochit
Spanish:Astochita

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 AstochiteHide

Reference List:
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Sjögren, H. (1891): Bidrag til Sveriges mineralogi. 2. Astochit, en ny led af amfibolgruppen. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 13, 604-607.
Holtstam, D. & Langhof, J. eds. (1999): Långban: The mines, their minerals, geology and explorers. Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich. 216p.

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Localities for AstochiteHide

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.
Sweden
 
  • Värmland County
    • Filipstad
Sjögren, H. (1891): Bidrag til Sveriges mineralogi. 2. Astochit, en ny led af amfibolgruppen. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 13, 604-607.
 
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