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Uvite Series

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About Uvite SeriesHide

View from Haputale-Beragala gap

Uva Province, Sri Lanka
Black, greenish-black, brownish-black, brown, green, colourless
Specific Gravity:
2.97 - 3.14
Crystal System:
Named in 1929 by Wilhelm Kunitz for the type locality area, Uva Province, Sri Lanka. Redefined by Pete J. Dunn et al. (1977). Further redefined by the IMA.
First Recorded Locality:
Series Formula:
Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH) to CaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
A series between Uvite (OH-dominant end-member) and Fluor-uvite

Note: The species uvite has been redefined by the IMA (2011) into two species:

hydroxyl-dominant: uvite - which we refer to as uvite (OH-dominant end-member) to avoid confusion with historical use of the name.

fluorine-dominant: fluor-uvite

Any unanalysed references or photos for uvite should be added to this page, and only moved to the correct species page if analysis can be done to identify the correct end-member.

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Uvite Series.

Classification of Uvite SeriesHide


9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
Dana 7th ed.:

61 : CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
3 : Six-Membered Rings with borate groups

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
5 : Borosilicates

Physical Properties of Uvite SeriesHide

Transparent, Translucent
Black, greenish-black, brownish-black, brown, green, colourless
Light-brown, light-green, or white.
7½ on Mohs scale
None Observed
Irregular/Uneven, Conchoidal
2.97 - 3.14 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.08 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Uvite SeriesHide

Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.637 - 1.668 nε = 1.619 - 1.639
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.018 - 0.029
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
O= pale yellow
E= colorless

Crystallography of Uvite SeriesHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 15.954(1) Å, c = 7.214(1) Å
a:c = 1 : 0.452
Unit Cell V:
1,590.18 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Prismatic to equant crystals, tabular, pyramidal, radiating groups.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.

First Recorded Occurrence of Uvite SeriesHide

Place of Conservation of First Recorded Material:
ROM, Ontario Canada

Synonyms of Uvite SeriesHide

Other Language Names for Uvite SeriesHide

Simplified Chinese:钙镁电气石
Traditional Chinese:鈣鎂電氣石

Relationship of Uvite Series to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AdachiiteCaFe3Al6(Si5AlO18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
BosiiteNaFe3+3(Al4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
Chromo-alumino-povondraiteNa(Cr3)(Al4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
DarrellhenryiteNa(LiAl2)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)3O Trig. 3m : R3m
DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
FeruviteCa(Fe2+)3MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-buergeriteNa(Fe3+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-draviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-elbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-liddicoatiteCa(Li2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-schorlNa(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-tsilaisiteNa(Mn2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-uviteCaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Foitite(□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OHTrig. 3m : R3m
LiddicoatiteCa(Li2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
LucchesiiteCaFe2+3 Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Mon. m : Bm
MaruyamaiteK(MgAl2)(Al5Mg)(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
Oxy-chromium-draviteNa(Cr)3(Cr4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O Trig. 3m : R3m
Oxy-draviteNa(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
Oxy-foitite□(Fe2+Al2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Oxy-schorlNa(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
Oxy-vanadium-draviteNa(V)3(V4Mg2)Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
Rossmanite☐(LiAl2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
SchorlNa(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
TsilaisiteNa(Mn2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMgK, Mg, Fe, Si, B, O, H
Unnamed (Pb-dominant Tourmaline)(Pb,Na)(Li,Al)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F,OH)
Vanadio-oxy-chromium-draviteNa(V)3(Cr4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O Trig. 3m : R3m
Vanadio-oxy-draviteNaV3(Al4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Magnesite241 photos of Uvite Series associated with Magnesite on mindat.org.
Quartz85 photos of Uvite Series associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Calcite30 photos of Uvite Series associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Svanbergite10 photos of Uvite Series associated with Svanbergite on mindat.org.
Tremolite10 photos of Uvite Series associated with Tremolite on mindat.org.
Dolomite9 photos of Uvite Series associated with Dolomite on mindat.org.
Florencite-(Ce)8 photos of Uvite Series associated with Florencite-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Tourmaline8 photos of Uvite Series associated with Tourmaline on mindat.org.
Hematite5 photos of Uvite Series associated with Hematite on mindat.org.
Talc4 photos of Uvite Series associated with Talc on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9..Alumino-ferrowinchite ☐{CaNa}{Fe2+4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9..Magnesiosadanagaite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3Al2}(Al3Si5O22)(OH)2Mon. 2/m
9..UrsiliteMg4(UO2)4(Si2O5)5.5(OH)5 · 13H2OOrth.
9..Manganocummingtonite☐{Mn2+2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9..RanquiliteCa(UO2)2[Si5O12(OH)2] · 6H2O
9..Ferriwhittakerite{Na}{Na1+xLi1-x}{Fe3+2Mg2Li}(Si8O22)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9..Ferri-ottoliniite◻{NaLi}{Mg3Fe3+2}(Si8O22)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9..IMA2007-015K[CaNa][Fe2+3Al2][(OH)2|Al2Si6O22]Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9..SodicpedriziteMon. 2/m : B2/m
9..IMA2008-041Na7(Al6-xSi6+xO24)(C2O4)0.5+x · 5H2O (0 < x < 0.5)
9..IMA2009-059BaKNaTi2(Si4O12)O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Imma
9..IMA2009-082Ba2(Ca,Mg)(V3+,Al)2(Si4O10)(OH,F)2O(CO3)2Mon. m : Bb
9..IMA2009-091{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OHTrig. 3m : R3m 3m : R3m 3m : R3m 3m : R3m 3m : R3m 3m : R3m 3m : R3m 3m : R3m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

17.5.3SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)Mon. 2 : P21
17.5.5ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
17.5.8PoudretteiteKNa2B3Si12O30Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
17.5.9LiddicoatiteCa(Li2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
17.5.10DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
17.5.11DanburiteCaB2Si2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
17.5.12HowliteCa2B5SiO9(OH)5Mon. 2/m : P21/b
17.5.13BakeriteCa4(H5B5Si3O20)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
17.5.14OyeliteCa10Si8B2O29 · 12.5H2OOrth.
17.5.15KornerupineMg3Al6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
17.5.16HarkeriteCa12Mg4Al(BO3)3(SiO4)4(CO3)5 · H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
17.5.17SerendibiteCa4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]Tric. 1 : P1
17.5.21Okanoganite-(Y)(Na,Ca)3(Y,Ce)12Si6B2O27F14Trig. 3m : R3m
17.5.24Cappelenite-(Y)Ba(Y,Ce)6Si3B6O24F2Trig. 3 : P3
17.5.25Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
17.5.26Holtite(Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
17.5.27DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
17.5.28 FerridraviteNaFe3+3(Mg2Fe3+4)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
17.5.32TienshaniteKNa3Na6Ca2Ba6Mn6(Ti4+,Nb)6B12Si36O114(O,OH,F)11Hex. 6/m : P6/m
17.5.34TaramelliteBa4(Fe3+,Ti,Fe2+,Mg)4(B2Si8O27)O2ClxOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
17.5.36NagashimaliteBa4(V,Ti)4B2Si8O27(O,OH)2ClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
17.5.40Axinite-(Mn)Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
17.5.44SchorlNa(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
17.5.45Fluor-buergeriteNa(Fe3+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3FTrig. 3m : R3m
17.5.46FeruviteCa(Fe2+)3MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
17.5.47Axinite-(Fe)Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OHTric. 1 : P1
17.5.48HomiliteCa2(Fe2+,Mg)B2Si2O10Mon. 2/m : P21/b
17.5.49Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
17.5.50Hyalotekite(Pb,Ba,K)4(Ca,Y)2(B,Be)2(Si,B)2Si8O28(F,Cl)Tric. 1 : P1
17.5.51Hellandite-(Y)(Ca,REE)4Y2Al◻2(B4Si4O22) (OH)2Mon.

Fluorescence of Uvite SeriesHide

May show a weak mustard-yellow under SW

Other InformationHide

Piezoelectric, pyroelectric
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 Uvite SeriesHide

Reference List:
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Chemie der Erde (1929), 4, 208-251.
Dunn, P.J., Appleman, D., Nelen, J. A. & Norberg, J. (1977): Uvite, a new (old) commom member of the tourmaline group and it's implications for collectors. Mineralogical Record 8 (2), 100-108.
Leavens, P.B., Rheingold, A.L., and Dietrich, R.V. (1988) Crystal structure of a uvite-schorl tourmaline. V.M. Goldschmidt conference; program and abstracts: 56.
Taylor, M.C., M.A. Cooper, and F.C. Hawthorne (1995), Local charge-compensation in hydroxyl-deficient uvite: Canadian Mineralogist 33: 1215-1221.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).
Clark, C.M., Hawthorne, F.C. and Grice J.D. (2010): Uvite, IMA 2000-030a. CNMNC Newsletter, April 2010, p. 377; Mineralogical Magazine 74, 375-377.
Henry, D., Novák, M., Hawthorne, F.C., Ertl, A., Dutrow, B.L., Uher, P. & Pezzotta, F. (2011): Nomenclature of the tourmaline supergroup minerals. Am. Mineral., 96, 895-913.
Fantini, C., Tavares, M.C., Krambrock, K., Moreira, R.L., and Righi, A. (2014): Raman and infrared study of hydroxyl sites in natural uvite, fluor-uvite, magnesio-foitite, dravite and elbaite tourmalines. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 41, 247-254.

Internet Links for Uvite SeriesHide

Localities for Uvite SeriesHide

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.
  • Badakhshan
    • Ishkashim District
      • Kukh-i-Lal (Kukhilal; Kuhi-lal)
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Rob Lavinsky specimen
Mineral Miner dealer label
  • Chubut Province
    • Gastre Department
      • Los Manantiales mining district
BRODTKORB, M.K. de y PAAR, W.. Angelaite in the paragenesis of Los Manantiales district, Chubut, Argentina: a new mineral species. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2004, vol.59, n.4, pp. 787-78
  • Santa Cruz Province
    • Deseado department
      • Deseado massif
        • Tres Cerros
PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
  • Northern Territory
    • Central Desert Region
      • Harts Range (Harts Ranges; Hartz Range; Hartz Ranges)
        • Mt Riddock Station
Pat Gunderson colln
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • North Mt Lofty Ranges
        • Kapunda
Frost, R.L., S.J. Mills, and K.L. Erickson, (2004), Thermal decomposition of peisleyite: a thermogravimetry and hot stage Raman spectroscopic study. Thermochimica Acta, 419(1-2): p. 109-114.
  • Victoria
    • City of Greater Shepparton
      • Dookie
        • Ascot Hills
  • Carinthia
    • Friesach - Hüttenberg area
      • Hüttenberg
        • Hüttenberger Erzberg
H. Meixner: Carinthia II 146./66.:25-26 (1956)
H. Meixner: Der Karinthin 6:108-120 (1949)
        • Lölling
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
    • Koralpe
      • Kamp
        • Fraßgraben
      • Moschkogel - Weinebene area
        • Brandrücken
      • Waldenstein
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
    • Villach
      • Afritz Mts
        • Oswaldiberg
Ertl, A. (1995): Elbait, Olenit, Dravit-Buergerit-Mischkristalle, Dravit, Uvit und ein neuer Al-Turmalin (?) von österreichischen Fundstellen. - Mitt. Österr. Miner. Ges., 140, 55-72.
      • Landskron
        • Landskron castle
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
  • Lower Austria
    • Waldviertel
      • Pölla
        • Altpölla
MEIXNER, H. (1976): 377. Uvit aus dem Marmor vom Töppenitzgraben bei Altpölla bei Horn, NÖ. P. 36 in MEIXNER, H. (1976): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich XXVI. Carinthia II, 166./86., 11-42.; R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Salzburg
    • Golling
      • Grubach
        • Moosegg (Mooseck)
Strasser (2000)
  • Styria
    • Koralpe
      • Deutschlandsberg
        • Wildbachgraben
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Inn valley
        • Brixlegg - Schwaz area
          • Brixlegg - Rattenberg
Schnorrer, G. & Poeverlein, R. (2008): Schwaz-Brixlegger Fundstellen. 6. Die Minerale des Gratlspitz bei Brixlegg in Tirol. Aufschluss 59, 7-28.
  • Bahia
There is OH-dominant end member, hence there is "uvite"
Carlos Barbosa
[www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]; Christian Bracke Collection.
  • Espírito Santo
    • Mimoso do Sul
No reference listed
  • Minas Gerais
    • Conselheiro Pena
    • Coronel Murta
      • Barra do Salinas
erroneously reported [MinRec 33:209]
Burkina Faso
  • Centre-Sud Region
Fontaine, A., Eglinger, A., Ada, K., André-Mayer, A. S., Reisberg, L., Siebenaller, L., ... & Poujol, M. (2017). Geology of the world-class Kiaka polyphase gold deposit, West African Craton, Burkina Faso. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 126, 96-122.
  • British Columbia
    • Fort Steele Mining Division
      • Kimberley
Economic Geology (1998) volume 93, pages 47-67
    • Slocan Mining Division
      • Zincton
Mountjoy, Keith J., British Columbia Geological Survey, 1985, MINFILE Record Summary, No. 082KSW023
  • Northwest Territories
Geological Association of Canada (2014) Abstracts Fredericton Vol 37
Hutcheon, I., Gunter, A.E. and Lecheminant, A.N. (1977) Serendibite from Penrhyn group marble, Melville Peninsula, District of Franklin. Canadian Mineralogist, 15, 108-112.
    • Baffin Island
Joel Grice (1989) Famous Mineral Localities of Canada. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham Ontario 190pp
  • Ontario
    • Carleton Co.
      • Fitzroy Township
Ann P.Sabina (2007), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Ottawa to North Bay and Huntsville, Ontario; Gatineau (Hull) to Waltham and Temiscaming, Quebec. GSC Misc. Report 48.
    • Hastings Co.
      • Dungannon Township
[MinRec 13:73, 13:79, 13:80]; http://www.mindat.org/mesg-106-262830.html ("Uvite" from the Tait Farm occurrence has been confirmed to in fact be dravite, by Ercit and Gault, CMN. See R&M, V82 #3, p.235 for a brief summary of their work on Grenville tourmalines.")
    • Lanark Co.
      • Carleton Place
Michael Bainbridge Collection - cr-bearing tremolite & uvite confirmed by Glen Poirier at the Canadian Museum of Nature (microprobe analysis).
    • Renfrew Co.
      • Raglan Township
Andrew Haighton Collection
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • Rouyn-Noranda TE
Economic Geology; May 1991; v. 86; no. 3; p. 506-528
    • Estrie
      • Les Sources RCM
        • Asbestos
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. and SPERTINI, F. (2013) The Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Québec, Canada: A mineralogical review. Mineralogical Record, 44, 375-417.
    • Outaouais
      • Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM
        • La Pêche
          • Wakefield
            • Autoroute 5 extension
Can. Museum of Nature specimens - WDS anal.
      • Pontiac RCM
P Belley collection; BELLEY, P.M., GRICE, J.D., FAYEK, M., KOWALSKI, P.M. & GREW, E.S. (2014): A new occurrence of the borosilicate serendibite in tourmaline-bearing calc-silicate rocks, Portage-du-Fort marble, Grenville Province, Québec: evolution of boron isotope and tourmaline compositions in a metamorphic context. Canadian Mineralogist 52, 595-616.
  • Yukon
    • Watson Lake mining district
Can Min (2002) 40, 1313-1338; Canadian Emeralds: The Crown Showing, Southeastern Yukon in (2001) European Union of Geosciences Conference XI (OS6)
  • Hunan
    • Chenzhou
      • Beihu District
        • Qitianling complex
          • Xintianling W-polymetallic ore field
Lu J, Wang R, Zhang R (2014) Skarn minerals and scheelite in the Xintianling scheelite skarn deposit, southern Hunan province, China. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 83
Czech Republic
  • Plzeň Region
    • Klatovy District
      • Vimperk (Winterberg)
Šrein, V. et al.: Zlatonosná mineralizace v okolí Horské Kvildy na Šumavě, Česká republika. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2008, vol. 16, 2, 153-176.
  • South Bohemian Region
    • Český Krumlov District
      • Frymburk
        • Černá v Pošumaví (Schwarzbach im Böhmerwald)
          • Bližná
Novák, M., Selway, J.B., Černý, P., Hawthorne, F.C., and Ottolini, L. (1999) Tourmaline of the elbaite-dravite series from an elbaite-subtype pegmatite at Blizná, southern Bohemia, Czech Republic. European Journal of Mineralogy 11, 557-568.
    • Písek District
Historic mineral collection National museum of Czech Republic
  • South Moravian Region
Houzar, S., Novák, M., Doležalová, H., Hrazdil, V., Pfeiferová, A.: Přehled mineralogie, petrografie a geologie nedvědických mramorů, svratecké krystalinikum. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. geol., 2006, roč. 91, s. 3-77.
  • Vysočina Region
    • Žďár nad Sázavou District
      • Nové Město na Moravě
Houzar, S., Novák, M.: Turmalíny z metamorfovaných karbonátových hornin. Minerál, 1995, roč. 3, č. 3, s. 165-166.
  • Greenland
    • Sermersooq
[MinRec 18:357]
  • Central Finland
    • Pihtipudas
      • Ritovuori
Grönholm, Sari 1987. Pihtiputaan suprakrustiset kivet ja niiden turmaliiniutuminen. Pro gradu-tutkielma, Turun Yliopisto, Geologian laitos, 91 s.
  • Satakunta
    • Siikainen
XRD analysis, researcher Reijo Talviola
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Waldshut
        • Detzeln
Hess, E., Graeser, S. & Gabriel, W. (2011): Das Porphyrwerk Detzeln im Steinatal und seine Mineralien. Lapis 36 (4), 25-35; 54.
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Röhrnbach
Habel, M. (2009): Der Granodioritbruch der Fa. Josef Uhrmann OHG, Steinerleinbach bei Röhrnbach. Mineralien-Welt 20 (2), 66-86.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Rhein-Lahn-Kreis
      • Bad Ems
        • Frücht
Der Aufschluss Vol.55, March/April 2004
  • Negev
Gross, S. (1977): The Mineralogy of the Hatrurim Formation, Israel. Geological Survey of Israel, Bulletin no. 70, 80 pp.
  • Lombardy
    • Lecco Province
      • Vendrogno
Del Caldo, A., Moro, C., Gramaccioli, C.M., Boscardin, M. (1973): Guida ai Minerali. Fratelli Fabbri, Ed., Milano, 208 pp.
  • Tuscany
    • Metropolitan City of Florence
      • Gambassi Terme
        • Podere Giuseppe
Betti C., Pagani G. (2000): Minerali del Senese. - Protagon Ed. Toscani, Siena.
  • Oita Prefecture
    • Bungo-Ohno City
Minakawa & Adachi (1995) Sanko-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 58.
  • Kajiado County
  • Atsimo-Andrefana
    • Ampanihy
      • Fotadrevo
Cecco, V. D. (2013). The Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Green Giant Vanadium-graphite Deposit, SW Madagascar (Masters dissertation). University of Toronto
    • Betioky
      • Lazarivo
Di Cecco, V. E., Tait, K. T., Spooner, E. T. C and Scherba, C. (2018) The Vanadium-bearing Oxide Minerals of the Green Giant Vanadium-graphite Deposit, Southwest Madagascar. The Canadian Mineralogist: 56:247-257
  • Ihorombe
    • Ihosy
      • Sahambano
Nicollet, C. (1990) Occurrences of grandidierite, serendibite and tourmaline near Ihosy, southern Madagascar. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 54, n° 374, 131-133.
  • Vakinankaratra
    • Antsirabe II
      • Ibity
        • Sahatany Valley
          • Marirana
Ranorosoa N (1986): Etude mineralogique des pegmatites du champ de la Sahatany, Madagascar. These de Doctorat de l`Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulose
  • Chihuahua
    • Aquiles Serdán Municipality
      • Santa Eulalia District
        • East Camp
Megaw, P.K.M., 1990b, Geology and geochemistry of the Santa Eulalia mining district, Chihuahua, Mexico.: Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, Univ. of Arizona, 549 p
    • Ocampo Municipality
      • Ocampo
A.I.M.E. Transactions: 48: 125-135 (1915)]: 98
  • Sonora
    • Santa Cruz Municipality
      • Santa Cruz
Panczner, Wm. D. ;Minerals of Mexico; Van Nostrand Rdinhold Co., New York. p.184
  • Mandalay Region
    • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
      • Mogok Township
        • Mogok Valley
[MinRec 25:61, 25:301]
  • Karnali Pradesh
[MinRec 16:417]
  • Akershus
    • Asker
Eldjarn, K. (1994): Uvitt-dravitt fra Borgenåsen, Asker. STEIN 21 (2), 148-151
  • Aust-Agder
    • Arendal
      • Arendal Iron Mines
        • Øyestad
Bugge, J.A.W.(1945): Løddesøl skarnforekomst. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 25: 35-57; Larsen, A.O.,Nordrum, F.S. & Austrheim, H. (1999): Turmaliner i Norge. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 15: 21-30
  • Buskerud
    • Nedre Eiker
Nordrum, F.S. (2000). Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 1999-2000. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 17:59-63
  • Trøndelag
    • Meldal
Jørgensen, L. B. & Sagvold, E. B. (2001): Geologiske severdigheter og mineralforekomster i Løkkenfeltet. Orkla Industrimuseum 42p;Nordrum, F.S. (2009): Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 2008-2009. STEIN 36 (2), 6-17
Nordrum, F.S. (2001): Noen funn av mineraler i Norge 2000-2001, part II. STEIN 28 (3): 16- 24
  • Gilgit-Baltistan
    • Gilgit District
Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
    • Skardu District
[MinRec 19:271]
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Kamienna Góra Co.
      • Gmina Kamienna Góra
        • Rędziny
Gołębiowska B., Pieczka A., Parafiniuk J. 2006: Cu(Ag)-Pb-Bi(Sb) sulphosalts from Rędziny (Western Sudetes, Poland). Mineralogia Polonica - Special Papers, vol. 28, 78-80
  • Viseu
    • São Pedro do Sul
      • Manhouce
Pedro Alves collection and/or information
Pedro Alves collection
  • Crimea
    • Alushta
Alexander I. Tischenko (1996). Minerals of the Crimea. - World of stones, 1996, #9, p.9-18.
  • Kamchatka Krai
American Mineralogist, Volume 82, pages 1038–1041, 1997
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Rezhevsky District
      • Lipovsk pegmatite field
I.A. Baksheev and O.E. Kudryavtseva : "Composition of some pegmatitic, hydrothermal and metamorphic dravites from the Urals, Russia", Bull. Liaison SFMC, Vol. 16, 2004.; Igor.V. Pekov, Lyudmila R. Memetova (2008) Minerals of the Lipovka Granite Pegmatites, Central Urals, Russia. Mineralogical Almanac 13:6-45
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Brezno Co.
      • Beňuš
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
    • Rimavská Sobota Co.
      • Hnúšťa
Bouška V., Povondra P., Lisý E., 1973: Uvit z Hnúště. Acta Univ. Carol. Geol., 3, 163-170. Uher P., Janák M,. Ozdín D., 2002: Calcian dravite from metacarbonate rocks of the Mútnik magnesite-talc deposit, Hnúšťa, Slovakia. Neues Jahrb. Miner., Monatsh., 2, 68-84. Uher P. & Ozdín D., 2000: Dravit z Hnúšte – Mútnika: Revízia „uvitu“. Natura Carpatica, 41, 15-20. (in Slovak)
  • Valencian Community
    • Castellón
      • Sacañet
        • Canales
MTI Mineralogía Topográfica Ibérica
Sri Lanka
Dunn, P.J., Appleman, D., Nelen, J. A. & Norberg, J. (1977): Uvite, a new (old) commom member of the tourmaline group and it's implications for collectors. Mineralogical Record 8 (2): 100-108
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
    • Ratnapura District
      • Ratnapura
Ceylon Aluvial Mine, (Book, Co. 2002)
Chemie der Erde (1929) 4, 208-251; Min.Rec.(1977) 8, 100-108
  • Örebro County
    • Örebro
      • Glanshammar
Torbjörn Lorin collection, Personally analyzed, XRD and SEM-EDS
  • Stockholm County
    • Haninge
      • Utö
  • Valais
    • Binn Valley
      • Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld)
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 418-419; Raber, T. (2011): Chromhaltige Turmaline aus dem Lengenbach. Schweizer Strahler 45 (4), 2-5.
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Just
        • Botallack
          • Botallack Mine
Tindle, A.G. (2008) Minerals of Britain and Ireland. Terra Publishing, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. 624pp.
  • Wales
    • Conwy
      • Llandudno
        • Great Orme
Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 978-982.
  • Alaska
    • Northwest Arctic Borough
      • Shungnak District
        • Ruby Creek Prospect
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
    • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
      • Koyukuk District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
      • Melozitna District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
  • Arkansas
    • Hot Spring Co.
      • Magnet Cove
“Smith, A.E., Jr., 1996, Collecting Arkansas Minerals: A R“Smith, A.E., Jr., 1994, “Through the Scope: Collecting Microminerals at Cove Creek, Magnet Cove, Arkansas”: Rocks & Minerals, 69:180-185.eference and Guide.” and
  • California
    • Inyo Co.
      • Furnace Creek District (Furnace Creek Borate District; Death Valley Area Borate Deposits; Ryan area)
        • Ryan
Am Min 64:3-4 pp 369-375; American Mineralogist: 55: 349-357
  • Colorado
    • Clear Creek Co.
      • Georgetown District
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223
        • Illinois Mine
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223
        • Marshall (Ocean Wave; Welch; Dunaway; Kirtley; Argentine; Wide West; Equator)
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223
        • Summit (Magnet; Woodley; Mascotte; Comet)
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223
      • Lamartine District
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223
      • Lawson District (Dumont District)
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Dorchester District
        • Taylor Park
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
      • Quartz Creek District
        • Gold Hill Cumberland Pass
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 289
      • Quartz Creek Pegmatite District
USGS Professional Paper 265
    • Lake Co.
      • St. Kevin - Independence
USGS Bull 1027E
    • Teller Co.
      • Cripple Creek District
        • Victor
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 223
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • East Hampton (Chatham)
        • Airline Railroad
Rowan M. Lytle Collection
  • Kentucky
    • Crittenden Co.
Rocks & Minerals 81:420-440
  • Maryland
    • Baltimore Co.
      • Bare Hills
  • Massachusetts
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Marlborough
Akbite, Collected by L.White 1980 , Dr. Carl Francis, Curator, Harvard University pers. comm. 2009. Allanite, Collected by L.White 1980. Dr. Carl Francis,Curator, Harvard University, pers. comm. 1996. Chabazite (Ca) Var. Phacolite, Collected by L.White 1980. Dr. Carl Francis, Curator, Harvard University, pers. comm. 2010
  • Nevada
    • Lander Co.
      • Battle Mountain District
        • Copper Canyon mine
USGS Prof Paper 798-C
    • Nye Co.
      • Toquima Range
        • Round Mountain District
          • Outlaw Mine
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 26, pp. 355-376(1988)
  • New Hampshire
    • Carroll Co.
      • Madison
USGS Bull 1312D
      • Wakefield
USGS Prof Paper 255
    • Coos Co.
      • Stark
Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
    • Grafton Co.
      • Bethlehem
Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
      • Orange
        • Keyes Mica Quarries
      • Rumney
USGS Prof Paper 255
USGS Prof Paper 255
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Franklin
          • Franklin Marble
Palache(1935):112; Dunn(1995):Pt2:163.
Palache(1935):112; Rocks & Min.: 21:760-761. Dunn, P. J., Appleman, D., Nelen, J., and Norberg, J. 1977, Uvite, a New (Old) Common Member of the Tourmaline Group and Its Implications for Collections, Mineralogical Record, v. 8, p. 100-108.
Dunn, P. J., Appleman, D., Nelen, J., and Norberg, J. 1977, Uvite, a New (Old) Common Member of the Tourmaline Group and Its Implications for Collections, Mineralogical Record, v. 8, p. 100-108.; Dunn(1995):Pt2:161.
          • Franklin Mine
FOMS Millsite Committee (1986) (circa), List of Mineral Species Found on the Franklin Mill Site, Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society (unpublished).
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
Palache(1935):112; Dunn, P. J., Appleman, D., Nelen, J., and Norberg, J. 1977, Uvite, a New (Old) Common Member of the Tourmaline Group and Its Implications for Collections, Mineralogical Record, v. 8, p. 100-108; Dunn(1995):Pt3:425-427.
Palache(1935):112; Dunn, P. J., Appleman, D., Nelen, J., and Norberg, J. 1977, Uvite, a New (Old) Common Member of the Tourmaline Group and Its Implications for Collections, Mineralogical Record, v. 8, p. 100-108.; Dunn(1995):Pt3:425-427.
Sight identification from a find circa 1989.
      • Hamburg
        • Hardistonville
Rocks & Min.: 21:668-669.
      • Hardyston Township
        • Rudeville
Warren Cummings, personal communication, 2008
Rocks & Min.: 21:416, 576-577.
  • New Mexico
    • Lincoln Co.
      • Red Cloud District
        • Gallinas Mts
NMBMGMR Open-file Report - 532
    • Socorro Co.
      • Iron Mountain No. 2 District
USGS Bull 945C
  • New York
    • Essex Co.
Rocks & Minerals 82:472-483
Rocks & Minerals 82:472-483
      • Mineville District
        • Moriah Township
George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.
NY State Museum spec. no. 17824
NY State Museum spec. no. 12583; Lupulescu, M. & Rakovan, J. (2008) The 35th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, Contributed Papers in Specimen Mineralogy, 10.
NY State Museum spec. no.
    • Manhattan (New York Co.)
[Mineralogical Record 28:457]
Betts, John (1998) Manhattan Mineral Collecting, Mineral News, v. 14 (1); 1, 6-8.
    • Orange Co.
      • Town of Warwick
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull., Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 63.
Rhein Collection
NY State Museum spec. no. 1987
          • Edenite Hill
Van King
        • Pine Island
Rocks & Min.: 15: 162-164.; Rocks & Minerals 82:472-483
    • St. Lawrence Co.
      • Balmat-Edwards Zinc District
NY State Museum spec. no. 15248
NY State Museum spec. no.18485
      • Colton
Rocks & Minerals 82:472-483
      • De Kalb Township
M.Darby Dyar et al. (1998), American Mineralogist 83, 848-864; S.L.Tagg et al. (1999), American Mineralogist 84, 1451-1455
      • Fowler
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 22, pp. 327-331 (1984)
        • Little York village
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 22, pp. 327-331 (1984
      • Gouverneur
        • Elmsdale
FredricA Schuster
Rocks & Minerals 82:472-483
      • Macomb Township
        • Macomb
George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.
George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.
        • Yellow Lake
S. Chamberlain & M. Walter (2011) Road-cut Mineral occurrences of St. Lawrence County, New York Part 4 Yellow Lake South Road cut. Rocks & Minerals 86:349-358
      • North Gouverneur
Rocks & Minerals 82:472-483
      • Pierrepont
http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,7,364076,364076#msg-364076; Lupulescu, Marian V., and Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli. (2014) "Geochemistry of Tourmaline from Some Adirondacks Locations: Indicator of the Host Environment."Field Trip A-3 NYSGA 2014
      • Talcville
George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.; George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.
    • Warren Co.
      • Horicon township
Rocks & Minerals 82:472-483
      • Thurman Township
NY State Museum spec. no. 18069
  • Utah
    • Salt Lake Co.
      • Oquirrh Mts
        • Bingham District (West Mountain District)
North, Jerry (2010) Displays of Nature : History, Minerals & Crystals of Utah's Bingham Canyon Copper Mine.
  • Wisconsin
    • Marathon Co.
      • Wausau Intrusive Complex
        • Nine Mile pluton
Rocks & Min. (2007) 82:233
  • North-Western Province
    • Mwinilunga District (Mwinlunga)
      • Jivunda
Hori Mineralogy specimens (Tokyo); Hainschwang, T. et al. (2007): Gems & Gemology, XLIII, 36-46.
  • Mashonaland West
    • Karoi District (Urungwe; Hurungwe District)
      • Mwami (Miami)
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