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About VorhauseriteHide

Brown, tan, dark brown
Resinous, Waxy, Greasy
3½ - 4
Named by Gustav Adolf Kenngott in 1856 from the type locality Monzoni Mountains, Fassa Valley, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy in honor of Johann Vorhauser [Lueg am Brenner, Austria 1784 - September 5, 1865 Wilten, Austria], Austrian mine inspector and co-author of Die Mineralien Tirols (1852).
A variety of Antigorite

Medium to dark brown coloured variety of serpentine containing manganese.

Physical Properties of VorhauseriteHide

Resinous, Waxy, Greasy
Brown, tan, dark brown
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of VorhauseriteHide


Geological EnvironmentHide

Geological Setting:
High-grade metamorphic marble containing zinc mineralization

Common AssociatesHide

Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O

Fluorescence of VorhauseriteHide

Not fluorescent

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 VorhauseriteHide

Reference List:
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Kenngott, Gustav Adolph, 1856, Vorhauserite. Mineralogisher Forschungen, p. 71.
Doelter, C., 1876, 4. Vorhauserite from the Pesmeda Ridge, Contributions to Mineralogy of the Fassathal and Fleimserthal, Jahrbuch fuer Mineralogie, p. 67-71.
Palache, C. (1935) The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey. U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 180, 135 pp.

Internet Links for VorhauseriteHide

Localities for VorhauseriteHide

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.
  • Trentino-Alto Adige
    • Trento Province (Trentino)
      • Monzoni Mountains
Doelter, C., 1876, 4. Vorhauserite from the Pesmeda Ridge, Contributions to Mineralogy of the Fassathal and Fleimserthal, Jahrbuch fuer Mineralogie, p. 67-71.
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex County
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Franklin
Palche, C., 1935, The Minerals of franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey.
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