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This page provides information about the commodity Vermiculite in mineral resources and mining.

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Properties of VermiculiteHide

Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O

Formula previously given as (Mg,Fe,Al)3((Al,Si)4O10)(OH)2.4H2O.
1½ - 2 on Mohs scale

Uses of VermiculiteHide

Vermiculite is used in applications for molded shapes (ex. refractory insulation, fireproofing, etc.), brake linings, soilless growing media and seed germination, and more.

Other Commodities associated with Vermiculite *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Vermiculite)
Asbestos32071.45% of all Asbestos deposits have Vermiculite.1.51% of all Vermiculite deposits have Asbestos.
Alumina2405.00% of all Alumina deposits have Vermiculite.1.01% of all Vermiculite deposits have Alumina.
Thorium15670.18% of all Thorium deposits have Vermiculite.0.50% of all Vermiculite deposits have Thorium.
Barite (Barytes)18540.12% of all Barite (Barytes) deposits have Vermiculite.0.50% of all Vermiculite deposits have Barite (Barytes).
Tungsten11,4300.07% of all Tungsten deposits have Vermiculite.0.50% of all Vermiculite deposits have Tungsten.
Silver19,5370.01% of all Silver deposits have Vermiculite.0.50% of all Vermiculite deposits have Silver.
Copper18,5160.01% of all Copper deposits have Vermiculite.0.50% of all Vermiculite deposits have Copper.
Gold120,8870.00% of all Gold deposits have Vermiculite.0.50% of all Vermiculite deposits have Gold.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on mindat.org

Deposits of VermiculiteHide

This map shows a selection of deposits 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.
  • Northern Territory
    • Central Desert Region
      • Alcoota Station
  • California
    • Lassen Co.
      • Susanville
  • Colorado
    • Chaffee Co.
      • Trout Creek Pass Pegmatite District
      • Turret District
    • Custer Co.
      • Gem Park complex
      • Hardscrabble District
      • Rosita District
      • Wet Mountains Area
    • Fremont Co.
      • Gem Park Area
      • Gem Park complex
      • McIntyre Gulch Area
    • Gunnison Co.
      • White Earth District (Powderhorn District)
    • Jackson Co.
      • Northgate District
      • Pearl District
    • Park Co.
      • Lake George (Badger Flats) Area
    • Pueblo Co.
      • Hardscrabble District
  • Georgia
    • Jasper Co.
  • Idaho
    • Kootenai Co.
      • Coeur d'Alene Area
  • Illinois
    • Macoupin Co.
  • Montana
    • Gallatin Co.
      • Gallatin Range
    • Lincoln Co.
      • Rainy Creek Mining District
    • Madison Co.
      • Mineral Hill Mining District (Pony Mining District)
    • Ravalli Co.
      • Sapphire Mountains Area
  • Nevada
    • Clark Co.
      • Gold Butte District
  • North Carolina
    • Avery Co.
      • Frank
    • Buncombe Co.
    • Clay Co.
    • Jackson Co.
      • Webster-Balsam
    • Macon Co.
      • Cowee Valley
        • Ellijay District
    • Transylvania Co.
    • Yancey Co.
      • Brush Creek
  • South Carolina
    • Greenville Co.
    • Laurens Co.
      • Enoree Vermiculite District
    • Spartanburg Co.
      • Enoree Vermiculite District
    • Union Co.
  • Virginia
    • Louisa Co.
    • Madison Co.
  • Wyoming
    • Albany Co.
      • Medicine Bow Mts
        • Keystone Mining District - Douglas Creek Mining District
    • Carbon Co.
    • Converse Co.
    • Fremont Co.
    • Natrona Co.
    • Platte Co.
    • Sheridan Co.
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