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Gaoshan Stone

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Formula:
Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Name:
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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Chemical Properties of Gaoshan StoneHide

Formula:
Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

Synonyms of Gaoshan StoneHide

Other Language Names for Gaoshan StoneHide

Simplified Chinese:高山石

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 Gaoshan StoneHide

Reference List:
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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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Localities for Gaoshan StoneHide

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