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Esmarkite (of Berzelius)

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Formula:
(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Name:
Name introduced by Berzelius for a mineral found at the Brekke Farm, Bamble, Telemark. The name is in honour of the priest and mineralogist Hans Morten Thrane Esmark (1801-1882). A chemical analysis of the mineral showed it to be an alumosilicate of magnesium and iron. Erdmann (1840) regarded it as a hydrous dichroite (= cordierite).
Synonym:
A synonym of Cordierite
A weathered cordierite.


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Erdmann, A. (1840): Undersökning af tvenne nye Mineralier, Praseolit och Esmarkit. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar: 181-190
Raade, G. (1996): Minerals originally described from Norway. Including notes on type material. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift, 11, 104s + plates 1-7

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