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About DamouriteHide

Augustin Alexis Damour
Green, yellow, red, lavender.
Resinous, Waxy, Greasy
2 - 3
First described by Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse in 1845, in honor of Augustin Alexis Damour [July 19, 1808 Paris, France - September 22, 1902 Paris, France], mineralogical chemist. (Annales de Chimie et de Physique, v. 15, no. 3, p. 248-255.)
A variety of Muscovite

Very fine-grained, compact muscovite - with a greasy feel, "serpentine-like," and often a fibrous appearance when viewed from a certain direction.

Physical Properties of DamouriteHide

Resinous, Waxy, Greasy
Transparent, Translucent
Green, yellow, red, lavender.
2 - 3 on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of DamouriteHide


Crystallography of DamouriteHide

Sometimes indistinctly micaceous, often occurs replacing other silicates

Other Language Names for DamouriteHide

Simplified Chinese:细鳞白云母

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cassiterite4 photos of Damourite associated with Cassiterite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Damourite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Rutile1 photo of Damourite associated with Rutile on mindat.org.
Muscovite1 photo of Damourite associated with Muscovite on mindat.org.

Fluorescence of DamouriteHide

Not usually 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.

Internet Links for DamouriteHide

Localities for DamouriteHide

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.
AmMin 36:361-367
  • New South Wales
    • Farnell Co.
      • Euriowie
Martins da Pedra.
  • Northern Territory
    • Barkly Region
      • Wauchope
Admad, M., Munson, T.J. (2013), The Geology and Mineral Resources of the Northern Territory, ch. 10 Davenport Province, Northern Territory Geological Survey, Northern Territory Government, Special Publication 5, 2013
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills)
SARIG Mineral Deposit Information, Site No: 476847, 476795
  • Western Australia
    • Coolgardie Shire
      • Coolgardie
        • Grosmont (Grossmont) district
Jacobson., M (2007), Pegmatites of WA
    • Leonora Shire
      • Yakabindie Station
Pegmatites of Western Australia; M Jacobson, M Calderwood, B Grguric; Hesperian Press, Perth, 2007.
    • Mount Magnet Shire
      • Mount Farmer Station
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric;, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007): Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia; Hesperian Press, Perth, 2007.
  • Fujian
    • Nanping
      • Yanping District
        • Nanping pegmatite field (Xikeng pegmatite field)
Yueqing Yang, Yunxiang Ni, Yongquan Guo, Nianming Qiu, Chenghu Chen, Chaofa Cai, Yaping Zhang, Jiabing Liu, and Yuexian Chen (1987): Mineral Deposits 6(3), 10-21
  • Guangxi
    • Chongzuo
      • Daxin Co.
Maozhong Min and Junqi Wu (1992): Geochemical Journal 32(2), 103-115.
    • Wuzhou
      • Teng Co.
Maozhong Min and Junqi Wu (1992): Geochemical Journal 32(2), 103-115.
  • Hunan
    • Yongzhou
      • Lanshan Co.
Maozhong Min and Junqi Wu (1992): Geochemical Journal 32(2), 103-115.
  • Jiangxi
    • Fuzhou
      • Chongren Co.
        • Xiangshan Uranium ore field
Li Jianhong Liang Liang Liu Chengdong (1995): Journal of East China Institute of Technology (Natural Sciences Edition) 18(4)
    • Ganzhou
      • Chongyi Co.
        • Lujing Uranium ore field
Min, M.-Z., Luo, X.-Z., Du, G.-S., He, B.-A., and Campbell, A.R. (1999): Ore Geology Reviews 14(2), 105-127.
      • Ningdu Co.
        • Taoshan Uranium ore field (Liueryilin Uranium ore field; Uranium ore field No. 6210)
Maozhong Min, Changquan Fang, and Mostafa Fayek (2005): Ore Geology Reviews 26(3/4), 187-197.
  • Liaoning
    • Huludao
      • Jianchang Co.
        • Qinglong Uranium ore field
Dahlkamp, F.J. (2009): Uranium Deposits of the World. Springer (Berlin, Heidelberg), pp. 31-156
  • Zhejiang
    • Quzhou
      • Qujiang District
Zhili Qiu, Shecai Qin, and Bantong Zhang (2001): Journal of Geosciences of China 3(1), 13-17.
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
    • Nièvre
      • Villapourçon
Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, pp. 491-493.
  • Brittany
    • Côtes-d'Armor
      • Trémargat
Germain C., Guillou A. (1988), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°3, 3-7
    • Ille-et-Vilaine
      • Luitré
Pillard F., Chauris L., Laforêt C. (1985), Inventaire minéralogique de la France, Ed. BRGM, n°13, pp: 60-66
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Creuse
      • Soumans
        • Montebras
Arliguie M
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Ambazac
Guide geologique de la Haute Vienne, musee municipal de Limoges, Limoges, 1967
      • Razès
Guide geologique de la Haute Vienne, musee municipal de Limoges, Limoges, 1967
  • Pays de la Loire
    • Loire-Atlantique
      • Bouvron
LACROIX A: Mineralogie de la France et de ses territoires d'outre-mer 1963 Tome I p 71 72
      • Le Pellerin
Baret, Ch. (1898): Minéralogie de la Loire-Inférieure, Bulletin de la société des sciences naturelles de l'Ouest de la France, 25.
      • Nantes
Baret, Ch. (1905): Catalogue de la Collection de Minéralogie de la Loire-Inférieure, Muséum de Nantes, 119.
Baret, Ch. (1905): Catalogue de la Collection de Minéralogie de la Loire-Inférieure, Muséum de Nantes, 118.
        • Petit-Port
Baret, Ch. (1905): Catalogue de la Collection de Minéralogie de la Loire-Inférieure, Muséum de Nantes, 119.
      • Orvault
Baret, Ch. (1905): Catalogue de la Collection de Minéralogie de la Loire-Inférieure, Muséum de Nantes, 111.
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
      • Varaita Valley
        • Bellino
R. Lefèvre and A. Michard, Bull. Soc. Franç. Minér. Crist., 1965, LXXXVIII, pp. 664-677.
  • Amoron'i Mania
    • Ambatofinandrahana
      • Mandrosonoro
Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la mineralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive. p 29
  • Vakinankaratra
    • Faratsiho
      • Miandrarivo
Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la mineralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive. p 32
  • Hordaland
    • Askøy
Askvik, H. (1971): Gabbroic and quartz dioritic intrusions in gneisses on southern Askøy, West Norwegian Caledonides; Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. 270, 3-38 (p.26)
  • Dalarna
    • Falun
GFF 2, 404 ; Wallerius, I. D. (1932): Omvandlad pyrofysalit. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 54, 279-280
    • Rättvik
No reference listed
  • Skåne
    • Bromölla
      • Näsum
Nordiska Riksmuseet (Stockholm) list of minerals found at Västanå; Sandstöm, F. (2007): Västanåfeltets geologi och mineralogi. Litiofilen 24 (2): 14-38
  • Connecticut
    • Fairfield Co.
      • Redding (Reading)
        • Branchville
Brush and Dana (1878) first paper
    • Litchfield Co.
      • Litchfield
Harold Moritz observations
Harold Moritz collection
      • Washington
Januzzi, Ronald E. (1959): The Minerals of Western Connecticut and Southeastern New York. Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.; Januzzi, Ronald E. (1976): The Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State. Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
  • Maine
    • Androscoggin Co.
      • Auburn
        • East Mount Apatite District
King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1.
    • Franklin Co.
      • D Township
King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1.; W. B. Thompson, D. L. Joyner, R. G. Woodman, and V. T. King (2005) A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities. Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 41
    • Oxford Co.
      • Greenwood
Kink, V. and Foord, E.E., 1992 Maine Mineralogy, Vol. 1, Maine Geologic Surevey, Augusta.
King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1.
      • Hebron
Van King
      • Newry
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2, with updates by Van King
King, V. T., 2006, Minerals of Halls Ridge and Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain, Newry, ... Maine, Mineral News, v. 22(6): p. 1-3.
Van King, unpublished property evaluation
      • Rumford
Tim Blake, Lookout Mine Owner
King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V.1.
  • New Hampshire
    • Strafford Co.
      • Rochester
Jeremy Zolan
  • North Carolina
Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
    • Gaston Co.
Genth,F.A and Kerr,W.C,1881,Mineral and Mineral Localities of North Carolina,Geologic Survey
    • Haywood Co.
      • Lake Junaluska
Genth,F.A and Kerr,W.C,1881,Minerals and Mineral Localities of North Carolina,Geologic Survey
Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
  • Pennsylvania
    • Chester Co.
      • Newlin Township
        • Unionville
Mineralogy of Pennsylvania - 1922; Samual S. Gordon, pg. 173
      • West Bradford Township
Dana 6:1067.
      • Ridley Township
Gordon, "Mineralogy of Pennsylvania," 1922 p. 195.
  • Rhode Island
    • Washington Co.
      • South Kingstown
Miller, 1972. Minerals of Rhode Island
  • Utah
    • Iron Co.
      • Paragonah
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
  • Virginia
    • Rockbridge Co.
      • Northern Section-Blue Ridge Province
        • Montebello
Rocks&Min. 47:596 (1972)
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