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Killiecrankie Diamond

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Formula:
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
A variety of Topaz

A name used for a variety of Topaz mostly found near Killiecrankie, Flinders Island, Tasmania. The stones were first collected and sold as diamonds in Europe back in the early 1800's. The name is still in common usage, for the location is a popular collecting area.


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Pronounciation of Killiecrankie DiamondHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Chemical Properties of Killiecrankie DiamondHide

Formula:
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2

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 Killiecrankie DiamondHide

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Bottrill, R. S., Woolley, R.N. & Forsyth, A.B., 2004., Topaz from Killiecrankie, Flinders Island, and other Bass Strait Islands. Australian Gemmologist, 22, p.1-9.
Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E., 2008: A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 254 pp.

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Localities for Killiecrankie DiamondHide

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. β“˜ - 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
 
  • Tasmania
    • Flinders municipality
      • Furneaux Group
        • Flinders Island
Bottrill, R. S., Woolley, R.N. & Forsyth, A.B., 2004., Topaz from Killiecrankie, Flinders Island, and other Bass Strait Islands. Australian Gemmologist, 22, p.1-9. Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E., 2008: A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 254 pp.
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