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A variety of Tourmaline

A clear, fibrous variety of Tourmaline (usually, but not always, Elbaite)

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Synonyms of AchroiteHide

Other Language Names for AchroiteHide

Simplified Chinese:无色碧玺

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Scorodite2 photos of Achroite associated with Scorodite on
Elbaite2 photos of Achroite associated with Elbaite on
Microcline2 photos of Achroite associated with Microcline on
Tourmaline1 photo of Achroite associated with Tourmaline on
Smoky Quartz1 photo of Achroite associated with Smoky Quartz on
Apatite1 photo of Achroite associated with Apatite on
Orthoclase1 photo of Achroite associated with Orthoclase on
Schorl1 photo of Achroite associated with Schorl on
Dravite1 photo of Achroite associated with Dravite on
Calcite1 photo of Achroite associated with Calcite on

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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.

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Localities for AchroiteHide

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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.
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  • Western Australia
    • Ashburton Shire
      • Nanutarra Station
Fetherston, J.M. (2010), Dimension Stone in Western Australia, Vol 2, Mineral Resources Bulletin 24, Dept of Mines and Petroleum, State Government of Western Australia, 2010
  • Potosí Department
    • Nor Chichas Province
      • Atocha-Quechisla District
        • Cerro Tazna
Spencer, L.J. and Prior, G.T. (1907) Mineralogical Magazine 14, #67, 308-344.
Czech Republic
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • South Bohemia Region
      • Český Krumlov
Welser, P. et al.: Lithný pegmatit Nová Ves. Minerál, Special volume, 2007, roč. 15.
      • Písek
Historic mineral collection National museum of Czech Republic
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • South Moravia Region
      • Tišnov
        • Drahonín
Černý, P.: Lithný pegmatit od Drahonína. Časopis Moravského musea v Brně, Vědy přírodní, 1960, 45, 53-55.
    • Vysočina Region
      • Žďár nad Sázavou District
        • Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Novák, M., Houzar, S., Pfeiferová, A.: Přehled mineralogie, petrografie a historie klasické lokality lepidolitového pegmatitu v Rožné u Bystřice nad Pernštejnem, západní Morava. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. geol., 83:3-48.
        • Nové Město na Moravě
Novák, M.: Bór obsahující minerály z granitických pegmatitů moldanubika. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1995, roč. 3, s. 164-169.
  • Rajasthan (Rajputana)
    • Ajmer Division
Indian Academy of Science, Current Science 39:154-156 (1970)
  • Antananarivo Province
    • Vakinankaratra Region
      • Betafo District
        • Ambohimanambola Commune
Wilson, W.E. (1989) The Anjanabonoina pegmatite, Madagascar. Mineralogical Record 20: 191-200
Arliguie Michel photo and specimen
  • Erongo Region
    • Karibib
      • Otjua Farm 37
Rob Lavinsky photo
  • Kosi Zone (Koshi Zone)
    • Sankhuwasabha District (Sankhuwa Sahba; Shankuwa-Sava)
Natural History Museum Vienna collection
Republic of Macedonia
  • Prilep
    • Sivec Mountain
Jersek, Miha and Mirtic, Breda (1999) Croundum from prilep Dolomitic marble, Scopolia [Journal of the Slovenian Museum of natural History], v. 41 (September), p 1-22.
  • Madrid
Angel Ortiz Maellas specimen
Angel Ortiz Maellas specimen
Sri Lanka
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
    • Ratnapura District
      • Ratnapura
Ceylon Aluvial Mine, (Book, Co. 2002)
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Austell District
        • St Stephen-in-Brannel
          • Foxhole
[Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual" 1]
        • Treverbyn
          • Bugle
[Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual" 1]
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
            • Rocks and Treverbyn United Tin Mines
[Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual" 1]
          • Stenalees
[Golley & Williams, 1995 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual" 1]
      • St Just
        • Botallack
          • Cliff outcrops
Collins, J.H. (1876): Mineralogical Magazine 1, 55; Golley, P. & Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
  • California
    • Mono Co.
      • White Mts
        • White Mountain Peak
    • Riverside Co.
      • Cahuilla District
        • Thomas Mountain [town]
          • Thomas Mountain
Kunz, G. F. 1905. Gems, jeweler's materials, and ornamental stones of California. California State Mining Bureau Bulletin 37: p. 21, 122-123, 171 p.
    • San Diego Co.
      • Aguanga Mountain District (Smith Mountain District)
        • Oak Grove
          • Aguanga Mountain
Ware, J. W. (1935), Gem Mining in San Diego Co., California: Precious Blue Topaz; Gems & Gemology, Vol. I, No. 8, March-April, pages 218-219; 240pp.
      • Mesa Grande District
        • Gem Hill
AmMin 63:747-749 (1978)
      • Pala District
        • Pala
Jahns, Richard Henry & Wright, Lauren A. (1951), Gem and lithium-bearing pegmatites of the Pala district, San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines Special Report 7-A: p. 31.
San Diego Mining Company (2009)
      • Rincon District
        • Rincon
          • Ditch Mountain
Hanley, J. B. 1951. Economic Geology of the Rincon Pegmatites, San Diego County, California. Department of Natural Resources, California Division of Mines, Special Report 7B: p 23.
          • Rincon Mountain
Rogers, A. F. 1910. Minerals From The Pegmatite Veins Of Rincon, San Diego Co., California. Columbia University School Of Mines Quarterly Journal Of Applied Science, Vol. 31 pp. 208-218.
      • Warner Springs District
        • Warner Springs
Weber, F. H. 1963. Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3: p. 106; illus., maps.
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Haddam
        • Haddam Neck
P Cristofono collection
  • Maine
    • Androscoggin Co.
      • Auburn
        • West Mount Apatite District
Rocks and Minerals, (1997) 72:44-48]
    • Oxford Co.
      • Hebron
No reference listed
      • Newry
King, V. T., 2006, Minerals of Halls Ridge and Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain, Newry, ... Maine, Mineral News, v. 22(6): p. 1-3.
      • Paris
King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
  • New York
    • St. Lawrence Co.
      • De Kalb Township
        • De Kalb
Rocks & Minerals 82:472-483
Kunz, 1892. Gems & Precious Stones of N. America, p.77.
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