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Chromian Pyrope

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About Chromian PyropeHide

Violet, red, orange
A variety of Pyrope

A chrome-rich variety of pyrope.

Physical Properties of Chromian PyropeHide

Violet, red, orange

Chemical Properties of Chromian PyropeHide


Synonyms of Chromian PyropeHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Spinel2 photos of Chromian Pyrope associated with Spinel on mindat.org.
Chromite2 photos of Chromian Pyrope associated with Chromite on mindat.org.
Omphacite1 photo of Chromian Pyrope associated with Omphacite on mindat.org.
Kyanite1 photo of Chromian Pyrope associated with Kyanite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Chromian Pyrope associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Kelyphite1 photo of Chromian Pyrope associated with Kelyphite on mindat.org.

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 Chromian PyropeHide

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Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp. (in Chinese)

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Localities for Chromian PyropeHide

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.
  • Western Australia
    • Carnarvon Shire
      • Wandagee Station
Department of Mines Western Australia (1990), Geology and Mineral Resources of Western Australia, Geological Survey of Western Australia, Department of Mines Western Australia, State Government of Western Australia, 1990
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM
        • Réservoir-Dozois
Olivier Langelier Collection
  • Xinjiang
    • Kashi Prefecture (Kashgar Prefecture; Qeshqer Prefecture)
      • Bachu Co. (Maralbexi Co.; Maralbeshi Co.)
        • Wajiertage
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Malo-Botuoba kimberlite field
      • Mirny
Rezvukhin, D. I., Malkovets, V. G., Sharygin, I. S., Tretiakova, I. G., Griffin, W. L., & O'Reilly, S. Y. (2018). Inclusions of crichtonite-group minerals in Cr-pyropes from the Internatsionalnaya kimberlite pipe, Siberian Craton: Crystal chemistry, parageneses and relationships to mantle metasomatism. Lithos, 308, 181-195.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Fayette Co.
      • Masontown
Smith, R.C. and Barnes, J.H. (2006) Blue Gray by Day and Pinkish Purple by Night: Pennsylvania's Pyrope Garnets. Pennsylvania Geology: 36(4), 2-10.; Schulze, D. J., & Hearn, B. C. (2016). Mantle Xenocrysts from the Masontown, Pennsylvania Kimberlite: an Ordinary Mantle with Si-enriched Spinel. The Canadian Mineralogist 53:767-773
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