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Cymatolite

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Colour:
white
Lustre:
Silky, Pearly, Dull
Name:
Named in 1867 by Charles U. Shepard. A similar material, from the same occurrence as cymatolite (boulders on the Barrus Farm, Goshen, Massachusetts), was named Aglaite by A. Julien in 1877, but cymatolite has precedence and is the common name used today. Cymatolite was originally listed as a variety equivalent to Pihlite.
A somewhat lamellar to parallel fibrous, usually white replacement of Spodumene by a mixture of Muscovite and Albite.



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Physical Properties of CymatoliteHide

Silky, Pearly, Dull
Colour:
white
Tenacity:
Brittle
Parting:
breaks along curved planes rich in muscovite
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven, Splintery, Fibrous, Micaceous

Synonyms of CymatoliteHide

Other Language Names for CymatoliteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cleavelandite6 photos of Cymatolite associated with Cleavelandite on mindat.org.
Smoky Quartz3 photos of Cymatolite associated with Smoky Quartz on mindat.org.
Eucryptite3 photos of Cymatolite associated with Eucryptite on mindat.org.
Spodumene2 photos of Cymatolite associated with Spodumene on mindat.org.
Kunzite2 photos of Cymatolite associated with Kunzite on mindat.org.
Lithiophilite1 photo of Cymatolite associated with Lithiophilite 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 CymatoliteHide

Reference List:
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Dana, J. and Brush, G., 1868, A System of Mineralogy, John Wiley & Son, New York, p. 455-456 (cited private communication with the namer, Charles U. Shepard)

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Localities for CymatoliteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Ravensthorpe Shire
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I. (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Yavapai Co.
London, D. and Burt, D., 1982, Alteration of spodumene, Montebrasite and Lithiophilite in Pegmatites of the White Picacho District, Arizona, American Mineralogist, v 67, p. 97-113.
        • Independence Gulch
London, D. and Burt, D., 1982, Alteration of spodumene, Montebrasite and Lithiophilite in Pegmatites of the White Picacho District, Arizona, American Mineralogist, v 67, p. 97-113
  • Connecticut
    • Fairfield Co.
      • Bethel
Januzzi, 1976. Mineral Localities of CT and Southeastern NY State, p.25.
      • Redding (Reading)
        • Branchville
Brush and Dana (1880); Shainin, V., 1946, The Branchville Pegmatite, American Mineralogist, v. 31, p. 329-345.; USGS Prof Paper 255; Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70:396-409
  • Maine
    • Oxford Co.
      • Newry
Van King
      • Peru
Dick Dionne
  • Massachusetts
    • Hampshire Co.
      • Chesterfield
Emerson, B. K. (1895). A Mineralogical Lexicon of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties, Massachusetts, p.158.
      • Goshen
[Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index, 3rd Edition"]
  • New Hampshire
    • Grafton Co.
      • Grafton
Morrill, P. , 1960, New Hampshite Mines and Minerals Localities.
    • Strafford Co.
      • Strafford
        • Parker Mountain
Morrill, P. , 1960, New Hampshite Mines and Minerals Localities.; Rocks & Minerals 80:4 pp234-241; USGS Prof Paper 255
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