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Trapiche emerald

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Formula:
Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Name:
"Trapiche" is the spanish name for a machine with large wooden spokes, used for crushing juice out of sugar cane.
A variety of Emerald

Variety showing six-spoked growth features.

Such "trapiche" formations are also known for other minerals (trapiche tourmaline, trapiche ruby).


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Chemical Properties of Trapiche emeraldHide

Formula:
Be3Al2(Si6O18)

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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.

References for Trapiche emeraldHide

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Nassau, K. (1978): Wie Mahlwerke für Zuckerrohr: Trapiche Smaragde von Muzo / Kolumbien. Lapis, 3 (4), 20 (in German).

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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.
Colombia
 
  • Boyacá Department
    • Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District
      • Mun. de Maripí
        • La Pita
Martin Slama Coll.
Nassau, K. (1978): Wie Mahlwerke für Zuckerrohr: Trapiche Smaragde von Muzo / Kolumbien. Lapis, 3 (4), 20 (in German).
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