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Marmaroscher Diamanten

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Formula:
SiO2
German name for:
Short-prismatic doubly terminated quartz crystals in sedimentary rocks.
Such quartz often contains hydrocarbon inclusions.

Named for an occurrence (near "Vereczke") in the 19th century Marmarosch county in Hungary (nowadays Maramures Co., Romania, and Transcarpathian Oblast', Ukraine).

Also erroneously used for visually similar rock crystals from Vorarlberg, Austria.


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Lorinser, G. (1856): Die Marmaroscher Diamanten. Programm des k.k. kath. Gymnasiums zu Preßburg, 6 (1853), 17-23.
Wagenplast, P. & Friebe, J. G. (2003): Vorkommen, Ausbildung und Entstehung der "Marmaroscher Quarze" in Vorarlberg. Vorarlberger Naturschau - Forschen und Entdecken, 12, 53-64. [http://www.zobodat.at/pdf/VNFE_12_0053-0064.pdf]

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