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Mica Group

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Name:
Probably used in the mineralogical sense by 1706 and originally "smicka" and from the Latin micare - to flash or glisten in allusion to the material's appearance. Isinglass predates the use of mica as a mineral term and known from at least 1535, but isinglass also referred to the matter from the sturgeon fish that also had pearly flakes from the scales.
A group of sheet silicates that can be parted into flexible or brittle sheets. Includes the True Micas and the Brittle Micas. Also known as the "mica family."


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Age informationHide

Age range:
Paleoproterozoic to Quaternary : 1880 ± 16 Ma to 1.8 Ma - based on data given below.
Sample ages:
Sample IDRecorded ageGeologic TimeDating method
12.6 to 1.8 MaCenozoic
215.5 ± 0.4 MaMiocene39Ar/40Ar
3102 to 94.8 MaCretaceousK-Ar
4360 to 335 MaPaleozoic
5361 to 337 MaPaleozoicK-Ar
61782 ± 4.6 MaStatherianAr-Ar
71783 ± 5.2 MaStatherianAr-Ar
81880 ± 16 MaOrosirianAr-Ar
Sample references:
IDLocalityReference
1Khanneshin complex, Dushan District, Helmand Province, AfghanistanOrris, G. J., Grauch, R. I. (2002) Rare Earth element mines, deposits, and occurenes. USGS Open-File Report 02-189, 1-174.
2Jas Roux, La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FranceGasquet D, Bertrand J, Paquette J, Lehmann J, Ratzov G, De Ascen?ão Guedes R, Tiepolo M, Boullier A, Scaillet S, Nomade S (2010) Miocene to Messinian deformation and hydrothermal activity in a pre-Alpine basement massif of the French western Alps: new U-Th-Pb and argon ages from the Lauzière massif, Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France, 181, 227-241
3Fanjah, Sib, Muscat Province, OmanGnos, E. & Peters, T. (1993) K-Ar ages of the metamorphic sole of the Semail ophiolite: implications for ophiolite cooling history. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 113(3), 325-332.
4Rodionovskoe chromite mine, Ufaley District, Chelyabinsk Oblast', Southern Urals, Urals Region, RussiaNechekhin, V.M., Dushin, A.V., & Volchek, E.N. (2012). Geodynamic systems of the main periods of formation of the Timan-Ural segment of Eurasia. Lithosphere, 2, 3-20.
5Aley Creek, Williston Lake, Omenica Mining Division, British Columbia, CanadaOrris, G. J., Grauch, R. I. (2002) Rare Earth element mines, deposits, and occurenes. USGS Open-File Report 02-189, 1-174.
6Madeira pluton, Pitinga mine, Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas, BrazilCosti, H. T., Dall'Agnol, R., & Moura, C. A. V. (2000) Geology and Pb-Pb geochronology of Paleoproterozoic volcanic and granitic rocks of Pitinga Province, Amazonian craton, Northern Brazil. International Geology Review,42(9), 832-849.
7Água Boa pluton, Pitinga mine, Presidente Figueiredo, Amazonas, Brazil  "  "
8Chiney massif, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, RussiaGongalsky, B.I. (2012). Proterozoic metallogeny of the Udokan-Chineisky ore district (Northern Transbaikalia). Moscow, Doctoral dissertation

Synonyms of Mica GroupHide

Other Language Names for Mica GroupHide

Catalan:Mica
Czech:Slída
Danish:Glimmer
Dutch:Mica
Esperanto:Glimo
Estonian:Vilgud
Finnish:Kiille
French:Mica
Galician:Mica
Hebrew:נציץ
Italian:Mica
Japanese:雲母
Korean:운모
Lithuanian:Žėrutis
Macedonian:Микашист
Malayalam:അഭ്രം
Norwegian (Bokmål):Glimmer
Norwegian (Nynorsk):Glimmer
Polish:Miki
Portuguese:Mica
Romanian:Mică
Russian:Слюды
Serbo-Croatian:Tinjci
Simplified Chinese:云母族
云母
Spanish:Mica
Swedish:Glimmer
Ukrainian:Слюда

Relationship of Mica Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Aluminoceladonite K(Mg,Fe2+)Al(Si4O10)(OH)2Mon.
Anandite (Ba,K)(Fe2+,Mg)3((Si,Al,Fe)4O10)(S,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Annite KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Aspidolite NaMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Balestraite KLi2V5+Si4O12Mon. 2 : B2
Biotite 
Bityite LiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Boromuscovite KAl2(BSi3O10)(OH)2Mon.
Brammallite (Na,H3O)(Al,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2Mon.
Celadonite K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Chernykhite (Ba,Na)(V3+,Al,Mg)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2Mon.
Chromceladonite K(Mg,Fe2+)(Cr,Al)(Si4O10)(OH)2Mon.
Chromphyllite K(Cr,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Clintonite Ca(Mg,Al)3(Al3SiO10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Eastonite KMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2Mon.
Ephesite LiNaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2Tric.
Ferroaluminoceladonite K(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Ferroceladonite K(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe3+,Al)(Si4O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Ferrokinoshitalite (Ba,K)(Fe2+,Mg)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH,F)2Mon.
Fluorannite KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2Mon.
Fluorophlogopite KMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Ganterite (Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon.
Garmite CsLiMg2(Si4O10)F2Mon.
Glauconite (K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Hendricksite K(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Illite K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Kinoshitalite (Ba,K)(Mg,Mn2+,Al)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2Mon.
Lepidolite Mon.
Luanshiweiite KLiAl1.50.5(Si3.5Al0.5)O10(OH,F)2 Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Manganiceladonite KMgMn3+Si4O10(OH)2Mon.
Margarite CaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2Mon.
Masutomilite (K,Rb)(Li,Mn3+,Al)3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2Mon.
Montdorite (K,Na)2(Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)5(Si4O10)2(OH,F)4
Muscovite KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Nanpingite CsAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH,F)2Mon.
Natro-glauconite (Na,K)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2
Norrishite KLiMn3+2(Si4O10)O2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Oxykinoshitalite (Ba,K)(Mg,Ti,Fe3+,Fe2+)3((Si,Al)4O10)(O,OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Oxyphlogopite K(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Paragonite NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon.
Phengite KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Polylithionite KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Preiswerkite NaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2Mon.
Roscoelite K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Shirokshinite KNaMg2(Si4O10)F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Shirozulite K(Mn2+,Mg)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Siderophyllite KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2Mon.
Sokolovaite CsLi2Al(Si4O10)F2Mon.
Suhailite (NH4)Fe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Tainiolite KLiMg2(Si4O10)F2Mon.
Tetraferriannite KFe2+3((Fe3+,Al)Si3O10)(OH)2Mon.
Tetraferriphlogopite KMg3(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH,F)2
Tobelite (NH4,K)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2Mon.
Trilithionite K(Li1.5Al1.5)(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
UM1988-22-SiO:AlCaFFeHKLiMg KLiMgAl2Si3O10F2Mon.
Voloshinite Rb(LiAl1.51.5)(Al0.5Si3.5)O10F2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Wonesite (Na,K)(Mg,Fe,Al)6((Al,Si)4O10)2(OH,F)4Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Yangzhumingite KMg2.5(Si4O10)F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Zinnwaldite KLiFe2+Al(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2Mon.

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References for Mica GroupHide

Reference List:
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Hanks, H.G. (1882) Notes on mica, Min. Sci. Press: 44: 113, 129.
Colles, G.W. (1906) Mica and the Mica Industry. Philadelphia: Franklin Institute.
Stevens, R.E., Schaller, W.T. (1942) The rare alkalies in micas. American Mineralogist: 27: 525-537.
McCauley, J.W., Newnham, R.E. (1973) Structure refinement of a barium mica. Zeitschrift Kristallographie: 137: 360-367.
Boettcher, A.L., O'Neil, J.R. (1980) Stable isotope, chemical and petrographic studies of high-pressure amphiboles and micas: evidence for metasomatism in the mantle source regions of alkali basalts and kimberlites. American Journal of Science: 280A: 594-621.
Ohta, T., Takeda, H., Takéuchi, Y. (1982) Mica polytypism: similarities in the crystal structures of coexisting 1M and 2M 1 oxybiotite. American Mineralogist: 67: 298-310.
Baley, S.W. (1984) Crystal chemistry of the true micas. In S.W. Bailey Ed., Micas, 13: 13-60. Reviews in Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, D.C.
Guidotti, C.V. (1984) Micas in metamorphic rocks. In S.W. Bailey, Ed., Micas, 13: 357-467. Reviews in Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, Virginia.
Solie, D.N., Su, S.-C. (1987) An occurrence of Ba-rich micas from the Alaska Range. American Mineralogist: 72: 995-999.
Tlili A, Smith D C, Beny J M, Boyer H (1989) A Raman microprobe study of natural micas. Mineralogical Magazine 53, 165-179.
Mitchell, R.H. (1995) Compositional variation of micas in kimberlites, orangeites, lamproites and lamprophyres. In 6th International Kimberlite Conference, Volume 16 Kimberlites, related rocks and mantle xenoliths, vol. 38: 390-392. Russian Geology and Geophysics, Alberton Press, New York.
Rieder, M., Cavazzini, G., D'Yakonov, Y.S., Frank-Kamenetskii, V.A., Gottardi, G., Guggenheim, S., Koval', P.V., Müller, G., Neiva, A.M.R., Radoslovich, E.W., Robert, J.-L., Sassi, F.P., Takeda, H., Weiss, Z., Wones, D.R. (1998) Nomenclature of the micas. The Canadian Mineralogist: 36: 905-912.
Greenwood, J.C. (1998) Barian-titanian micas from Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. Mineralogical Magazine: 62: 687-695.
Rieder, M., Cavazzini, G., D'Yakonov, Y.S., Frank-Kamenetskii, V.A., Gottardi, G., Guggenheim, S., Koval', P.V., Müller, G., Neiva, A.M.R., Radoslovich, E.W., Robert, J.-L., Sassi, F.P., Takeda, H., Weiss, Z., Wones, D.R. (1999) Nomenclature of the micas. Mineralogical Magazine: 63: 267-279.
Beran, A. (2002) infrared spectroscopy of micas. In A. Mottana, F.P., Sassi, J.B. Thompson, Jr., and S. Guggenheim Eds., Micas: Crystal Chemistry and Metamorphic Petrology, 46: 351-369. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, Virginia.
Mottana, A., Sassi, F.B., Thompson, J.B.Jr., Guggenheim, S., editors (2002) Micas: Crystal Chemistry and Metamorphic Petrology. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, Virginia, 499pp.
Fleet, M.E. (2003) Rock-Forming Minerals. 3A. Micas (2nd. edition). The Geological Society, London, U.K. (740 p.).
Hetherington, C.J., Gieré, R., Graeser, S. (2003) Composition of barium-rich white micas from the Berisal complex, Simplon region, Switzerland. The Canadian Mineralogist: 41: 1281-1291.
Mercier, P.H.J., Rancourt, D.G., Redhammer, G.J., Lalonde, A.E., Robert, J.-L., Berman, R.G., Kodama, H. (2006) Upper limit of the tetrahedral rotation angle and factors affecting octahedral flattening in synthetic and natural 1M polytype C2/m space group micas. American Mineralogist: 91: 831-849.
Roda-Robles, E., Pesquera, A., Gil-Crespo, P.P., Torres-Ruiz, J., De Parseval, P. (2006) Mineralogy and geochemistry of micas from the Pinilla de Fermoselle pegmatite (Zamora, Spain). European Journal of Mineralogy: 18: 369-377.

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Significant localities for Mica GroupHide

Showing 105 significant localities out of 42,219 recorded on mindat.org.

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Forbes Co.
      • Grenfell
[Norrishite] [MinRec 27:394], AM 1989, 1360-7; Oberti, R., Boiocchi, M., Hawthorne, F. C., Ball, N. A., & Ashley, P. M. (2016). PREPUBLICATION: Oxo-mangani-leakeite from the Hoskins mine, New South Wales, Australia: occurrence and mineral description. Mineralogical Magazine.
  • Victoria
    • East Gippsland Shire
      • Omeo
        • Mt Wills Mining District
          • Glen Wills
[Lepidolite] Personally collected by Ryan Eagle in 2009
  • Western Australia
    • Ashburton Shire
[Tetraferriannite] Miyano, T., Klein, C. (1983): Conditions of Reibeckite Formation In The Iron Formation Of The Dales Gorge Member, Hamersley Group, Western Australia, American Mineralogist (1983): 68: 517-529
Austria
 
  • Lower Austria
    • Industrieviertel
      • Bucklige Welt
        • Wiesmath
[Aluminoceladonite] http://rruff.info/rruff_1.0/uploads/JKKGR33_635.pdf
      • Lanzenkirchen
[Aluminoceladonite] Can. Mineral. 36, 905
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
[Aspidolite] von Kobell, F. (1869): Sitzungsber. königl. bayer. Akad. Wiss, (I), 364-366.; Can Min 36 (1998), 905
        • Zemmgrund
[Margarite] W. Senger: "Oryctographie der Gefürsteten Grafschaft Tirols", Wagner (Innsbruck), 1821, pp. 32-33
Brazil
 
  • Pernambuco
    • Fernando de Noronha archipelago
[Oxykinoshitalite] L. N. Kogarko et al.: Canadian Mineralogist 43:1501-1510 (2005)
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM
        • Réservoir-Dozois
[Biotite] Olivier Langelier Collection
    • Laurentides
      • Antoine-Labelle RCM
        • Notre-Dame-du-Laus
[Aspidolite] Belley, P.M., O'Neil, J. & Hattori, K. (2016) Spinel and Aspidolite from the Des Cèdres Dam Occurrence, Notre-Dame-du-Laus, Québec, Canada. Rocks & Minerals 91, #5, 448-452.
China
 
  • Fujian Province
    • Nanping Prefecture
      • Yanping District
        • Nanping pegmatite field (Xikeng pegmatite field)
[Nanpingite] Yang Yueqing, Ni Yunxiang, Wang Liben, Wang Wenying, Zhang Yaping, and Chen Chenghu (1988): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 7(1), 49-58.
  • Henan Province
    • Sanmenxia Prefecture
      • Lushi Co.
        • Guanpo
          • Guanpo pegmatite field
[Luanshiweiite] Fan, G., Li, G., Shen, G., Xu, J., Dai, J. (2012) Luanshiweiite-2M1, IMA 2011-102. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 810; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817; Fan G., Li G., Shen G., Xu J., Dai J. (2013): Luanshiweiite: A New Member of Lepidolite Series. Acta Mineralogica Sinica, 33, 713-721.
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture)
      • Bayan Obo Mining District
        • Bayan Obo
          • Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit)
[Yangzhumingite] Miyawaki R, Shimazaki H, Shigeoka M, Yokoyama K, Matsubara S, Yurimoto H (2011) Yangzhumingite, KMg2.5Si4O10F2, a new mineral in the mica group from Bayan Obo, Inner Mongolia, China. European Journal of Mineralogy 23, 467-473
  • Jiangsu Province
    • Suzhou Prefecture
      • Suzhou City
[Fluorannite] Shen Ganfu, Lu Qi, and Xu Jinsha (2000): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 19(4), 356-362.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • La Bourboule
[Montdorite] Robert JL, Maury RC (1979) Natural occurrence of a (Fe, Mn, Mg) tetrasilicic potassium mica. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 68: 117-123
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Mendig
        • Bell
[Oxyphlogopite] Chukanov N.V. et al.: Oxyphlogopite, K(Mg,Ti,Fe)3[(Si,Al)4O10](O,F)2, a new mica-group mineral // Zapiski RMO (in press).
  • Saxony
    • Zwickau
[Celadonite]
Greenland
 
  • Kujalleq
    • Narsaq
      • Igaliku (Igaliko)
        • Narsaarsuk Plateau
[Tainiolite] Bøgghild, O.B. (1953): The Mineralogy of Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland, Bd. 149. Nr. 3., C.A. Reitzels Forlag, Copenhagen. 445 p. (p.340-341)
      • Ilímaussaq complex
[Polylithionite] Lorenzen, J. (1884). Untersuchung einiger Mineralien aus Kangerdluarsuk in Grönland. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie unde Mineralogie. 9, 243-254.
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • La Spezia Province
      • Vara Valley
        • Borghetto Vara
[Balestraite] Lepore, G.O., Bindi, L., Bonazzi, P., Zanetti, A., Ciriotti, M.E. and Medenbach, O. (2013) Balestraite, IMA 2013-080. CNMNC 3253 Newsletter No. 18, December 2013, page 3253; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3249-3258.; Lepore, G.O., Bindi, L., Zanetti, A., Ciriotti, M.E., Medenbach, O., Bonazzi, P. (2015): Balestraite, KLi2VSi4O10O2, the first member of the mica group with octahedral V5+. American Mineralogist, 100, 608–614
  • Sicily
    • Catania Province
      • Etna Volcanic Complex
        • Biancavilla
[Fluorophlogopite] Antonio Gianfagna, Fernando Scordari, Simona Mazziotti-Tagliani, Gennaro Ventruti, and Luisa Ottolini (2007) Fluorophlogopite from Biancavilla (Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy): Crystal structure and crystal chemistry of a new F-dominant analog of phlogopite. American Mineralogist, Volume 92, pages 1601–1609. - Sicurella, G., Ciriotti, M.E., Gianfagna, A., Mazziotti-Tagliani, S., Blass, G. (2010): Minerali di Monte Calvario, Biancavilla (Catania, Sicilia). Micro (località), 2/2010, 329-368.
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Lagarina Valley
        • Mt. Baldo
          • Brentonico
[Celadonite] Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
          • Mori
[Celadonite] Exel, R. (1987): Guida mineralogica del Trentino e del Sudtirolo. Athesia, Bolzano, 204 pp.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Aichi Prefecture
        • Kita-Shidara-gun
          • Shidara-cho
[Shirozulite] Am Min (2004) 89, (1), 232-247
      • Gifu Prefecture
        • Ibigawa-cho
          • Kasuga-mura
[Aspidolite] Banno Y, Miyawaki R, Kogure T, Matsubara S, Kamiya T, Yamada S (2005) Aspidolite, the Na analogue of phlogopite, from Kasuga-mura, Gifu Prefecture, central Japan, description and structural data. Mineralogical Magazine 69, 1047-1057
    • Chugoku region
      • Hiroshima prefecture
        • Kamo-gun
[Tobelite] Min.Journ.Japan (1982) 11, 138-146; Higashi, S. (1982). Tobelite, a new ammonium dioctahedral mica. Mineralogical Journal, 11(3), 138-146.
    • Kinki Region
      • Shiga Prefecture
        • Otsu City
[Masutomilite] Harada, K., Honda, M., Nagashima, K., Kanisawa S. (1977) Masutomilite, manganese analog of zinnwaldite, with special reference to masutomilite-lepidolite-zinnwaldite series. Mineralogical Journal (Japan): 8: 95-100; Am.Min. 62:594 (1977)
    • Tohoku Region
      • Iwate Prefecture
        • Kunohe-gun
          • Noda-mura
[Kinoshitalite] Am Min 85:242-250
  • Shikoku Island
    • Ehime prefecture
      • Iyo-gun
        • Tobe-cho
[Tobelite] Higashi, S. (1982). Tobelite, a new ammonium dioctahedral mica. Mineralogical Journal, 11(3), 138-146.
Kazakhstan
 
  • Southern Kazakhstan Province (Ongtüstik Qazaqstan Oblysy; Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
    • Karatau Range
[Chernykhite] ZVMO,(1972) 101, 451-458; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Madagascar
 
  • Antananarivo Province
    • Vakinankaratra Region
      • Sahatany Pegmatite Field (Mt Ibity area)
        • Sahatany Valley
[Bityite] Lefevre & Thomas (1998): Les pegmatites de la vallée de la Sahatany, Madagascar. La Règne Minéral, nr 19, 15-28
[Bityite] Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. pp 398-400 + planche 18 / Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la Minéralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive, 78p.
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Karibib District
      • Otjua Farm 37
[Lepidolite] Bezing, L. von., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern. 639 (in English);
New Zealand
 
  • South Island
[Ferroceladonite] AM 82 (1997)
Peru
 
  • Ancash Department
    • Pallasca Province
      • Pampas District
[Muscovite] Mineralogical Record 28, No. 4 (1997); collections of Rock Currier, Jack Crowley, Jaroslav Hyrsl and Alfredo Petrov.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Lake Baikal area
          • Slyudyanka (Sludyanka)
            • Pokhabikha River Valley
[Chromphyllite] Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Lake Onega
        • Zaonezhie peninsula
          • Velikaya Guba uran-vanadium deposit
[Chromceladonite] The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 40, pp. 1001-1020 (2002)
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
        • Kukisvumchorr Mt
[Shirokshinite] I.V. Pekov, N.V. Chukanov, G. Ferraris, G. Ivaldi, D.Yu. Pushcharovsky & A.E. Zadov (2003) Eur. J. Mineral. 15, 447-454
      • Kovdor Massif
[Tetraferriphlogopite] [World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]; Rimskaya-Korsakova O.M., Sokolova E.P. (1964) ZVMO, 93(4), p.411 (in Rus.)
      • Voron'i Tundry
[Voloshinite] IMA website - Proposals approved in Feb. 2008
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Zlatoust
          • Nazyamskie Mts
[Clintonite var: Valuevite] Heys Mineral Index 3rd ed.
South Africa
 
  • Northern Cape Province
    • Namakwa District (Namaqualand)
      • Aggeneys
[Ferrokinoshitalite] [AmMin 85:1562]
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Málaga
[Suhailite] Ruiz Cruz M D, Sanz de Galdeano C (2009) Suhailite, a new ammonium trioctahedral mica. American Mineralogist 94, 210-221
Sri Lanka
 
  • North Western Province
[Anandite] Mineralogical Magazine (1967) 36 ,1-4
Sweden
 
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
      • Persberg district
        • Pajsberg
[Biotite var: Manganophyllite] Igelström (1872) Översigt KVA, pp. 63-64. ; Hamberg, A. (1890): Mineralogische Studien. 7. Über die Manganophylle von der Grube Harstigen bei Pajsberg in Vermland. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar 133, 567-579
Switzerland
 
  • Ticino (Tessin)
    • Leventina
      • Chironico Valley
[Paragonite] Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 296.; Weiß, S. (2014): Disthen von der Alpe Sponda. Lapis, 39 (9), 12-25; 62; Charlotte Redler, Alfred Irouschek, Teresa Jeffries and Reto Gieré (2016): Origin and Formation of Tourmaline-rich Cordierite-bearing Metapelitic Rocks from Alpe Sponda, Central Alps (Switzerland). Journal of Petrology, 57, 277-308.
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Geisspfad area
[Preiswerkite] Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 298.
    • Brig
      • Simplon pass area
        • Ganter valley
          • Wasen Alp
[Ganterite] Can Min (2003) 41 (5), 1271-1280, 1281-1291; Lapis 29(2), 37-40 (2004)
    • Martigny
      • Mont Chemin
[Muscovite]
Tajikistan
 
  • Region of Republican Subordination
    • Tien Shan Mtn
      • Alai Range (Alayskiy)
[Sokolovaite] Agakhanov, A.A., Pautov, L.A., Uvarova, Y.A., Sokolova, E.V., Hawthorne, F.C., Karpenko, V.Yu. (2005): Senkevichite, CsKNaCa2TiO[Si7O18(OH)], a new mineral. New Data on Minerals, 40, 11-16; Agakhanov A.A., Pautov L.A., Karpenko V.Yu., Bekenova G.K., Uvarova Y.A. (2011) Orlovite, KLi2 TiSi4 O11F, a new mineral of the mica group New Mineral Data 46:13-19; Agakhanov, A.A., Pautov, L.A., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Karpenko, V.Yu., Siidra, O.I., Muftakhov, V.A. (2016): Odigitriaite, CsNa5Ca5[Si14B2O38]F2, a new cesium borosilicate mineral from the Darai-Pioz alkaline massif, Tajikistan: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 80, (in press).
Turkey
 
  • Aegean Region
    • Izmir Province
      • Efes (Ephesus)
[Ephesite] Smith J L (1851) Memoir on Emery - Second Part - On the minerals associated with emery: corundum, hydrargillite, diaspore, zinc spinel, pholerite, ephesite (a new species), emerylite (a new species), muscovite, chloritoid (a new variety), black tourmaline, chlorite, magnetic oxyd of iron, oligiste iron, hydrated oxyd of iron, iron pyrites, rutile, ilmenite and titaniferous iron, American Journal of Science, 11, 53-66; Schaller, W. T., Carron, M. K., Fleischer, M. (1967): Ephesite, Na(LiAl2)(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2, a trioctahedral member of the margarite group, and related brittle micas, American Mineralogist, 52, 1689-1696. [http://www.minsocam.org/ammin/AM52/AM52_1689.pdf]; Contr. Min. Pet. 85 (1984), 74;
UK
 
  • Wales
    • Carmarthenshire
[Illite var: Brammallite] DAN Earth Sci. 208 (1973), 157; CM 36 (1998), 905
Ukraine
 
  • L'viv Oblast' (Lviv Oblast'; Lwiw Oblast')
    • Skole
[Glauconite] http://www.minsocam.org/ammin/AM23/AM23_541.pdf
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough
      • Ketchikan District
        • Prince of Wales Island
[Clintonite] Min Rec 35:5 pp383-404, 419-420
  • California
    • El Dorado Co.
      • West Belt
        • Coloma District
          • Coloma
[Roscoelite] Blake, James (1875), Roscoelite, a vanadium mica: Calif. Acad. Sci. Proc.: 6: 150; American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 12: 31-32 (1876); Genth, Frederick Augustus (1876), On some American vanadium minerals: American Journal of Science, 3rd. series: 12: 32-36; […Chem. News: 34: 78-79 (1876)]: 32; Roscoe, H.E. (1876) On two vanadium minerals. Royal Society of London Proceedings: 25: 109-112; Hillebrand, William Francis, Henry Ward Turner & Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1899), On roscoelite, with a note on its chemical composition: American Journal of Science, 4th. series: 7: 456; Hillebrand, William Francis (1900), Mineralogical notes: SS Bulletin 167: 70; www.eldoradolibrary.org
[Muscovite] Bowen, O.E., Jr. & C.H. Gray, Jr. (1957), Mines and mineral deposits of Mariposa County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 53(1&2): 34-343; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 425.
    • San Diego Co.
      • Ramona District
        • Ramona
[Boromuscovite] Foord, Eugene E. et al (1989), Mineralogy and Paragenesis of the Little Three Mine Pegmatites, Ramona District, San Diego County, California. Mineralogical Record, 20(2): p. 111-112; American Mineralogist (1991), 76: 1998-2002.
    • San Luis Obispo Co.
      • Santa Lucia Mts (Santa Lucia Range)
        • San Simeon
[Muscovite] Ron Layton collection
  • Colorado
    • El Paso Co.
[Siderophyllite] Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • Connecticut
    • Fairfield Co.
      • Redding (Reading)
        • Branchville
[Muscovite] Cameron et al (1954) USGS Prof Paper 255; Shainin (1946); Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70:396-409
      • Trumbull
        • Long Hill
[Margarite] Shannon, Earl V. (1921a): The Old Tungsten Mine in Trumbull, Connecticut. American Mineralogist 6:126-128.; Shannon, Earl V. (1921b), Some Minerals from the Old Tungsten Mine at Long Hill in Trumbull, Connecticut. Proceedings U.S. National Museum: 58(2348): 469-482.
    • Hartford Co.
      • Glastonbury
        • South Glastonbury
[Muscovite] Rocks & Min 74:121 (1999); Rocks and Minerals (1999) 74:110-121
    • Middlesex Co.
      • East Hampton (Chatham)
[Muscovite] LMSCC Newsletter, Sept. 2005 Harold Moritz collection, 1991-2009
      • Haddam
        • Haddam Neck
[Muscovite] Mineralogical Magazine 1902 13 : 97-121.; Scovil, Jeffrey A. (1992): Famous Mineral Localities: the Gillette Quarry, Haddam Neck, Connecticut. (Mineralogical Record, 23(1):19-28.); Cameron, Eugene N. and others. (1954) PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS 1942-45 NEW ENGLAND. U.S. Geological Survey, Professional Paper 255.
[Muscovite var: Schernikite] Adam Berlutti collection
      • Portland
        • Collins Hill
          • Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries)
[Muscovite] Cameron, Eugene N., Larrabee, David M., McNair, Andrew H., Page, James T., Stewart, Glenn W., and Shainin, Vincent E. (1954): Pegmatite Investigations 1942-45 New England; USGS Professional Paper 255: 333-338.; Sterrett, Douglas B. (1923), Mica Deposits Of The United States, USGS Bulletin 740: 65-67.
[Muscovite] Januzzi, Ronald. (1976), Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. Taylor Associates/Mineralogical Press, Danbury.
[Lepidolite] Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70:396-409; Rocks & Minerals (1970) 45:443-449; Rocks & Minerals (1970) 45:595-600; Barton and Goldsmith (1968)
    • Tolland Co.
      • Willington
        • West Willington
[Biotite] Ague, J. J. (1995): Deep Crustal Growth of Quartz, Kyanite and Garnet into Large-Aperature, fluid-filled fractures, northeastern Connecticut, USA. Journal of Metamorphic Geology: 13: 299-314.
  • Illinois
    • Calhoun Co.
      • Gilead
[Illite] GSA Bulletin; August 2001; v. 113; no. 8; p. 1092-1104
  • Maine
    • Oxford Co.
      • Paris
[Lepidolite] 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. Mineralogical Record 22:382
    • Sagadahoc Co.
      • Topsham
[Muscovite var: Schernikite] Cliff Trebilcock collection
  • Massachusetts
    • Essex Co.
[Annite] Dana (1868), A System of Mineralogy, 5th edition; Dyar, M. Darby and Burns, Roger G. (1986): Miissbauer spectral study of ferruginous one-layer trioctahedral micas (American Mineralogist, Volume 71, pages 955-965).
    • Hampden Co.
      • Chester
[Margarite] Min Rec (1978) 9:235-242
[Margarite] Min Rec (1978) 9:235-242
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Franklin
          • Franklin Marble
[Fluorophlogopite] Dunn (1995)
[Hendricksite] Frondel, C. & Einaudi, M.: Am.Min.:53:1752-1754; Frondel, C. & Ito, J.: Am.Min.:51:1107-1123 (1966); Frondel, C.:A.Min.:55:1051-1054 (1970); Dunn(1995):Pt4:464.
[Hendricksite] Frondel C, Ito J (1966) Hendricksite, a new species of mica. American Mineralogist 51, 1107-1123
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
[Hendricksite] Dunn (1995); Harold Moritz collection; Leavens, P. B., Zullo, J., & Verbeek, E. (2009). A complex, genthelvite-bearing skarn from the Passaic pit, Sterling Hill mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey. Axis, 5, 26.
[Fluorophlogopite] Tracy, Robert J. (1991) Ba-rich Micas from the Franklin Marble, Lime Crest and Sterling Hill, New Jersey, American Mineralogist, v76, p. 1683-1693.
      • Sparta Township
[Phlogopite] Jaszczak, John A. (1997), Unusual graphite crystals from the Lime Crest quarry, Sparta, New Jersey: Rocks & Minerals: 72(5): 330-334
  • New York
    • Orange Co.
      • Town of Warwick
        • Amity
[Clintonite] George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.
    • Rockland Co.
      • Town of Ramapo
[Celadonite] Hershel Friedman collection (2007). Confirmed by Michael Hawkins, NY State Museum, 2008.
    • St. Lawrence Co.
      • West Pierrepont
[Phlogopite] George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.; George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.
  • North Carolina
    • Catawba Co.
      • Hickory
[Muscovite] K. Wood collection
    • Cleveland Co.
      • Kings Mountain District
[Bityite] Jan H.Bernard and Jaroslav Hyrsl,2004,Minerals and their Localities, pg # 85; Rocks and Minerals, (1985) 60:76-82
    • Mitchell Co.
      • Spruce Pine District
        • Spruce Pine
[Muscovite] U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Delaware Co.
      • Middletown Township
[Muscovite] Gordon, Mineralogy of Pennsylvania, 1922 p. 190
    • Northampton Co.
      • Easton
        • Chestnut Hill (College Hill; Lafayette Hill; Mount Lafayette; Paxinosa Ridge)
          • C.K. Williams Quarry complex (Williams and Company Rock Quarry)
[Eastonite] The Mineralogy of Pennsylvania; Samual G. Gordon 1922; Pg 119 The Talc Deposits of Phillipburg, N.J. and Easton; Peck, F. B., Trenton 1905 8vo., 26pp
  • South Dakota
    • Pennington Co.
      • Keystone District
        • Keystone
[Muscovite] Dana 6: 1088; Rocks & Minerals: 10: 121-122,146-147.; USGS Bull 380D; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Norton, James J. (1964) Pegmatites and other Precambrian Rocks in the Southern Black Hills; Geology and mineral deposits of some pegmatites in the southern Black Hills, South Dakota. USGS Professional Paper 297E.
  • Texas
    • Burnet Co.
[Muscovite] F Roberts, 2006
  • Utah
    • San Juan Co.
      • La Sal Quadrangle
[Glauconite] Gunnar Farber
  • Vermont
    • Windsor Co.
      • Norwich
        • Mt Cube Quadrangle
[Wonesite] Amer.Min.(1981) 66, 100-105
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