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Gaoshan Stone

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Named for its occurrence at Mount Gao (Gaoshan) near Shoushan, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, China.
A variety of Dickite

A dense variety of dickite with red spots of hematite, which is used for carving. It also contains quartz and pyrophyllite as minor impurities. The Chinese consider this material as a variety of Shoushan stone, although true Shoushan stone mainly consists of pyrophyllite.

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Simplified Chinese:高山石

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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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Jingyang Zhang and Mengjuan Chen (2007): Research on the Main Mineral of Shoushan Stone from Gaoshan District. Geology of Fujian 26(2), 72-77.
Tao Chen, Liangliang Tang, Wei Lu, and Xuejun Yan (2008): Study on Colour Causing of Peach Blossom Stone from Gao Mountain, Shoushan, Fujian Province. Journal of Gems & Gemmology 10(3), 1-3.

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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.
  • Fujian
    • Fuzhou
      • Jin'an District
        • Shoushan
Tao Chen, Liangliang Tang, Wei Lu, and Xuejun Yan (2008): Journal of Gems & Gemmology 10(3), 1-3
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