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Elbaite-Schorl Series

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About Elbaite-Schorl SeriesHide

Crystal System:
Series Formula:
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH) to Na(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
A series between Elbaite and Schorl

(Not commonly recognized; but analysis of "indicolites" from Maine, USA, show a chemical continuum between elbaite and schorl.)

Crystallography of Elbaite-Schorl SeriesHide

Crystal System:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
4 photos of Elbaite-Schorl Series associated with CleavelanditeNa(AlSi3O8)
2 photos of Elbaite-Schorl Series associated with MorganiteBe3Al2(Si6O18)
2 photos of Elbaite-Schorl Series associated with BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
2 photos of Elbaite-Schorl Series associated with AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
2 photos of Elbaite-Schorl Series associated with CassiteriteSnO2
1 photo of Elbaite-Schorl Series associated with MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
1 photo of Elbaite-Schorl Series associated with Lepidolite
1 photo of Elbaite-Schorl Series associated with StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
1 photo of Elbaite-Schorl Series associated with SchorlNa(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
1 photo of Elbaite-Schorl Series associated with Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O

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 Elbaite-Schorl SeriesHide

Reference List:
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Castaneda, Cristiane; Oliveira, Ester Figueiredo; Gomes, Newton; Soares, Antonio Carlos Pedrosa (2000): Infrared study of OH sites in tourmaline from the elbaite-schorl series. American Mineralogist: 85: 1503-1507.
Bosi, F., Andreozzi, G. B., Federico, M., Graziani, G. & Lucchesi, S. (2005): Crystal chemistry of the elbaite-schorl series. American Mineralogist: 90: 1784-1792.
Ertl, A. & Tillmanns, E. (2009): The schorl-elbaite solid solution and useful correlations. Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 155, 55. (Abs.)

Internet Links for Elbaite-Schorl SeriesHide

Localities for Elbaite-Schorl SeriesHide

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.
  • Victoria
    • East Gippsland Shire
      • Omeo
        • Mt Wills mining district
          • Glen Wills
            • Dorchap Dyke Swarm
Eagle, R. (2009) . Petrology, petrogenesis and mineralisation of the Silurian pegmatites of the Mount Wills district, northeastern Victoria. B.Sc (Hons) thesis, University of Ballarat (unpubl.)
Museum Victoria Natural Sciences Collection
  • Minas Gerais
various added photos
  • Rio Grande do Norte
    • Borborema mineral province
      • Parelhas
        • Turmalina de Cima farm
Beurlen, H.; Müller, A.; Silva, D.; Da Silva, M.R.R. (2011): Petrogenetic significance of LA-ICP-MS trace-element data on quartz from the Borborema Pegmatite Province, northeast Brazil. Mineralogical Magazine 75, 2703-2719.
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Laurière
        • Forgefer
Collected by François Périnet
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Elba Island
        • Campo nell'Elba
          • San Piero in Campo
Pezzotta F., Hawthorne F.C., Cooper M.A., Teertstra D.K. (1996): Fibrous foitite from San Piero in Campo, Elba, Italy. Can. Mineral., 34, 741-744.
  • Amoron'i Mania
    • Ambositra
      • Sahatsiho Ambohimanjaka
        • Manandona Valley
Nizamoff, J.W.; Falster, A.U.; Pezzota, F. ; Simmons, W.B.; Hanson, S.L. and Webber, K.L. (2000): Recent mining at the Antandrokomby pegmatite, Madagascar. 26th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium. Rocks & Minerals, july 2000. ; Simmons, W.B., Webber, K.L., Falster, A.U., & Nizamoff, J. W. (2001): Gem tourmaline chemistry and paragenesis. Australian gemmologist 21, number 01
  • Gilgit-Baltistan
    • Skardu District
      • Haramosh Mts.
        • Chamachhu
Jamison K. Brizendine collection
  • California
    • San Diego County
      • Mesa Grande Mining District
        • Gem Hill
Pala International collection, 2003.
      • Pala Mining District
        • Pala
          • Chief Mountain
Van King
          • Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala Mtn; Queen Mtn)
San Diego Mining Company (2003)
San Diego Mining Company, 2001.
      • Ramona Mining District
        • Ramona
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. 112-118.
San Diego Mining Company, 1995-1997.
      • Warner Springs Mining District
        • Chihuahua Valley
Fisher, J. 2002. Gem and rare-element pegmatites of southern California. Mineralogical Record 33(5): 369-371.; Jesse Fisher (2011) Mines and Minerals of the Southern California Pegmatite Province. Rocks & Minerals 86:14-34.
Ritchie, S. 2000. History of the Carmelita Gem Mine in the 20th Century. Southern California Gem Industries web publication: July.
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