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A variety of Siderite

A microcrystalline, botryoidal variety of siderite

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Chemical Properties of SphärosideriteHide


Synonyms of SphärosideriteHide

Other Language Names for SphärosideriteHide

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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz94 photos of Sphärosiderite associated with Quartz on
Calcite84 photos of Sphärosiderite associated with Calcite on
Sphalerite70 photos of Sphärosiderite associated with Sphalerite on
Galena44 photos of Sphärosiderite associated with Galena on
Semseyite41 photos of Sphärosiderite associated with Semseyite on
Pyrite39 photos of Sphärosiderite associated with Pyrite on
Chalcopyrite37 photos of Sphärosiderite associated with Chalcopyrite on
Plumosite37 photos of Sphärosiderite associated with Plumosite on
Fizélyite25 photos of Sphärosiderite associated with Fizélyite on
Baryte16 photos of Sphärosiderite associated with Baryte 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 SphärosideriteHide

This map shows a selection of localities 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. ⓘ - 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.
  • Río Negro
    • Bariloche department
      • San Carlos de Bariloche
Juan Carlos Lodovichi (
  • Burgenland
    • Oberpullendorf
- Autorenkollektiv (Red. M. A. Götzinger & P. Huber) (2009): Die Mineralien des Burgenlandes - Geologie, Mineralogie und mineralische Rohstoffe. - Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten aus dem Burgenland 126, Amt der Burgenländischen Landesregierung, Abteilung 7 - Landesmuseum, Eisenstadt, 256 pp.
  • Carinthia
    • Karawanken
      • Bad Eisenkappel (Bad Eisenkappl)
        • Lobniggraben
H. Meixner: Carinthia II, special ed. no. 21 (1957)
    • Klagenfurt
      • Wörth Lake
        • Schiefling
  • Lower Austria
    • Mostviertel
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
      • Lilienfeld
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Styria
    • Bad Gleichenberg
      • Klause
peter neschen collection
  • Sofiya Oblast (Sofia Oblast)
Zidarov, N., Petrov, O., Tarassov, M., Damyanov, Z., Tarassova, E., Petkova, V., Kalvachev, Y., and Zlatev, Z. (2009) Mn-rich norsethite from the Kremikovtsi ore deposit, Bulgaria. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen 186, 321-331.
Czech Republic
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Beroun (Beraun)
Vtělenský J. (1959): Mineralogie oolitických železných rud z některých ložisek Barrandienu. Geotechnica, sv. 26, Nakladatelství ČSAV Praha.
Vtělenský J. (1959): Mineralogie oolitických železných rud z některých ložisek Barrandienu. Geotechnica, sv. 26, Nakladatelství ČSAV Praha.
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Haute-Loire
      • Le Puy-en-Velay
        • Ceyssac
LACROIX A. (1892) - Minéralogie de la France
  • Occitanie
    • Tarn-et-Garonne
TREILLARD Michel collection
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Passau
        • Rosenau
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • Hesse
    • Main valley
      • Dietesheim - Steinheim
S. Weiss: Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West, Weise (Munich), 1990; Own collection
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Cologne
      • Rhine-Erft County
        • Brühl
    • Siegerland
      • Neunkirchen
S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Harz
      • Gernrode
        • Hagental
Thomas Lühr collection
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Freiberg District
        • Halsbrücke
P. Bluemner
    • Großenhain
Bartnik, D. (2010): Der Grauwackensteinbruch Wetterberg bei Großenhain und seine Mineralien. Mineralien-Welt 21 (6), 58-63.
    • Oberlausitz
      • Kamenz
Lapis, 16 (1),13-17.
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
  • Thuringia
    • Thuringian Forest
      • Eisenach
No reference listed
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Rudabányai Mts
      • Rudabánya
    • Zemplén Mts (Tokaj Mts)
      • Erdőbénye
      • Tállya
  • Fejér Co.
    • Velencei Mts
      • Pátka
        • Varga Hill
Dr. Koch Sándor: Minerals of Hungary 1966
  • Heves Co.
    • Mátra Mts
      • Kisnána
Szakáll-Gatter-Szendrei: Mineral Species of Hungary, 2006
  • Nógrád Co.
    • Mátra Mts
      • Szurdokpüspöki
Szakáll: 100 Hungarian Mineral Species, 2004
  • Maramureș Co.
    • Baia Mare (Nagybánya)
      • Chiuzbaia (Kisbánya)
Specimens in RWMW collection now at Royal Ontario Museum
  • Žilina Region
    • Dolný Kubín Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
  • England
    • Cornwall
Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
    • North Yorkshire
      • Staithes
Paul Render
  • Maryland
    • Baltimore Co.
Ostrander, C. W. & W. E. Price (1940) Minerals of Maryland: Natural History Society of Maryland , 92 p.
  • New Jersey
Gems and Minerals of America - Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 84.
    • New York City
      • Manhattan (New York Co.)
Manchester, J.G. (1931) The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull., Vol. 3, No. 1, (Plate 35).
  • Oregon
    • Clackamas Co.
      • Clackamas River localities
Bill Thompkins
Van King
  • Pennsylvania
    • Lancaster Co.
      • Bart Township
        • Gap
Gordon - Mineralogy of Pennsylvania, 1922 p. 202
  • Rhode Island
    • Providence Co.
Miller, 1971. RI Minerals & Their Locations
  • Washington
    • Grant Co.
      • Coulee City
Personally collected by T Douglas Schonewald, Catalog: MI-2016-0084, minID: GJT-5TD
      • Warden
T Douglas Schonewald Collection
    • Spokane Co.
Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.49
Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.79
    • Walla Walla Co.
      • Dixie
Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon, 1975.
    • Whitman Co.
      • Pullman
Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon, 1975
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