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Cyprine (of Berzelius)

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Formula:
(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Colour:
Blue, occasionally lavender, rarely green
Lustre:
Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous
Name:
Name introduced in 1820 by Jöns Jakob Berzelius for a blue, Cu-bearing variety of vesuvianite from Kleppan, Sauland, Norway. Named after the Latin cuprum, copper, alluding to the copper content. The copper content was detected with a blowpipe.
A variety of Vesuvianite

Cyprine has been used as a name for a blue, green, red (?) or rarely purple variety of Vesuvianite. May be coloured by copper (Cu2+) or Manganese (Mn3+).


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Physical Properties of Cyprine (of Berzelius)Hide

Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Blue, occasionally lavender, rarely green
Comment:
Low copper cyprine is blue or lavender, while increased copper substitution results in green color
Streak:
White

Chemical Properties of Cyprine (of Berzelius)Hide

Formula:
(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10

First Recorded Occurrence of Cyprine (of Berzelius)Hide

Synonyms of Cyprine (of Berzelius)Hide

Other Language Names for Cyprine (of Berzelius)Hide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Thulite22 photos of Cyprine (of Berzelius) associated with Thulite on mindat.org.
Quartz8 photos of Cyprine (of Berzelius) associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Fluorite7 photos of Cyprine (of Berzelius) associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Andradite4 photos of Cyprine (of Berzelius) associated with Andradite on mindat.org.
Calcite3 photos of Cyprine (of Berzelius) associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Bustamite2 photos of Cyprine (of Berzelius) associated with Bustamite on mindat.org.
Hyalophane1 photo of Cyprine (of Berzelius) associated with Hyalophane on mindat.org.
Hendricksite1 photo of Cyprine (of Berzelius) associated with Hendricksite on mindat.org.
Willemite1 photo of Cyprine (of Berzelius) associated with Willemite on mindat.org.
Garnet1 photo of Cyprine (of Berzelius) associated with Garnet on mindat.org.

Fluorescence of Cyprine (of Berzelius)Hide

Not fluorescent in UV

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 Cyprine (of Berzelius)Hide

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Berzelius, Jöns Jakob (1820): Om blåsrörets Användande i Kemien och Mineralogien. 302pp., p. 257.
Berzelius, Jöns Jakob (1821): Die Anwendung des Löthrohrs in der Chemie und Mineralogie. p. 263.
Fitzgerald, S., Rheingold, A.L., and Leavens, P. B. (1986): Crystal structure of a Cu-bearing vesuvianite. American Mineralogist. 71: 1011-1014.

Internet Links for Cyprine (of Berzelius)Hide

Localities for Cyprine (of Berzelius)Hide

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.
Norway
 
  • Aust-Agder
    • Valle
Kjerulf, Th. (1879): Udsigt over det sydlige Norges Geologi. Christania 1879, p 249
  • Buskerud
    • Drammen
      • Konnerud
Anonymous: (1983): Jensen-skjerpene ( P4-16). DG-nytt [A local magazine for the Drammen geological society, Norway] nr 5, 1983, p.14.
  • Telemark
    • Hjartdal
      • Sauland
        • Kleppan
Berzelius, Jöns Jakob (1820): Om blåsrörets Användande i Kemien och Mineralogien. 302pp., p. 257; Neumann, H. & Svinndal, S.(1955): The Cyprin-Thulite deposit at Øvstebø, near Kleppan in Sauland, Telemark, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 34,139-156
    • Notodden
      • Heddal
Larsen, K.E. (2016): Noen funn av mineraler i Norge 2015-2016. Norsk Mineralsymposium 2016: 127-135
    • Tokke
Jan Andersen photo & specimen
Sweden
 
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
      • Nordmark district
        • Jakobsberg ore field
Kjell Gatedal
USA
 
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Franklin
Palache, C. (1935): The Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 180, 135pp., with map 94-95; Dunn(1995): Pt3: 423-424.
  • New Mexico
    • Taos Co.
      • Glenwoody District
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
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