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About LepidomelaneHide

General term for dark Fe-rich micas that have not been sufficiently well analyzed to determine the species. Can include annite, tetra-ferri-annite, siderophyllite, and perhaps other species too.

Varieties of LepidomelaneHide

Fluor-lepidomelaneA mica end-member

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
3 photos of Lepidomelane associated with FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F

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.

Lepidomelane in petrologyHide

Internet Links for LepidomelaneHide

Localities for LepidomelaneHide

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.
  • Ontario
    • Hastings Co.
      • Faraday Township
  • Brittany
    • Morbihan
      • Groix Island
        • Pivisy
Chauris, L. (2014): Minéraux de Bretagne, Les Editions du Piat, 280.
  • Pays de la Loire
    • Loire-Atlantique
      • Nantes
        • Chantenay
Baret, Ch. (1905): Catalogue de la Collection de Minéralogie de la Loire-Inférieure, Muséum de Nantes, 116.
  • Akmola Region
    • Zerendy
Kogaro et al (1995) Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World Part 2: USSR
  • Vestfold
    • Sandefjord
Berge, S. A. & Larsen, A. O. (1980): Mineraler fra Sandefjordsområdet-IV. Granater. NAGS-nytt 7 (2): 21-24
      • Vesterøya
Berge, S. A. & Larsen, A. O. (1980): Mineraler fra Sandefjordsområdet-IV. Granater. NAGS-nytt 7 (2): 21-24
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
    • Kaslinsky District
Filina, M.I., Sorokina, E.S., Botcharnikov, R., Karampelas, S., Rassomakhin, M.A., Kononkova, N.N., Nikolaev, A.G., Berndt, J., Hofmeister, W. (2019) Corundum Anorthosites-Kyshtymites from the South Urals, Russia: A Combined Mineralogical, Geochemical, and U-Pb Zircon Geochronological Study. Minerals, 9(4), 234.
  • Murmansk Oblast
Kogarko et al. (1995) Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World, Part 2 Former USSR
  • Galicia
    • Pontevedra
      • Gondomar
        • Vincios
Floor, P. (1967): Petrology of an aegirine-riebeckite gneiss-bearing part of the Hesperian massif. The Galineiro and surrounding area, Vigo, Spain. Leidse Geologische Mededelingen 36, 1-204.
  • Maine
    • Kennebec Co.
      • Litchfield
West, D. P., Bradley, D., & Coish, R. (2016). The Litchfield pluton in south-central Maine: Carboniferous alkalic magmatism in northern New England, USA. Atlantic Geology, 52, 169-187.
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