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Basaltic Hornblende

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About Basaltic HornblendeHide

A variety of amphiboles in the calcium amphibole subgroup, (i.e Hornblende in petrological terms) in which Fe2+ has oxidised and the OH has undergone replacement with O. This name has been discarded by the IMA subcommittee on Amphiboles.

Synonyms of Basaltic HornblendeHide

Other Language Names for Basaltic HornblendeHide

Simplified Chinese:玄闪石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Celadonite1 photo of Basaltic Hornblende associated with Celadonite on
Calcite1 photo of Basaltic Hornblende 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.

References for Basaltic HornblendeHide

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B.Leake (1978): Nomenclature of amphiboles, American Mineralogist, Volume 63, pages 1023-1052

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Localities for Basaltic HornblendeHide

ⓘ - 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.
  • Burgenland
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Haute-Loire
      • Loudes
collected by François Périnet
  • Lower Silesia
    • Kłodzko District
      • Nowa Ruda (Neurode)
Heflik W., Zabinski W. 1970 - A study of saussuritized gabbro from Słupiec (Lower Silesia). Prace Mineralogiczne Kom. Nauk. PAN Oddział Krakow T..23 Białowolska A., Sałacinski R. 1981 - Pegmatyty gabrowe Nowej Rudy. Archiwum Mineralogiczne t.XXXVII Borkowska M. 1985 - Skały gabrowe masywu Nowej Rudy w Sudetach i ich minerały. Geologia Sudetica, vol.XX, nr 1
Heflik W., Zabinski W. 1970 - A study of saussuritized gabbro from Słupiec (Lower Silesia). Prace Mineralogiczne Kom. Nauk. PAN Oddział Krakow T..23
  • Lisbon District
    • Sintra
      • Belas
Artur Neves
  • Colorado
    • Saguache Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
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