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Elbaite-Schorl Series

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About Elbaite-Schorl SeriesHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
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:
Trigonal

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

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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.

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- 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.
Australia
 
  • 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
Brazil
 
  • 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.
France
 
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Laurière
        • Forgefer
Collected by François Périnet
Italy
 
  • 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.
Madagascar
 
  • 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
Pakistan
 
  • Gilgit-Baltistan
    • Skardu District
      • Haramosh Mts.
        • Chamachhu
Jamison K. Brizendine collection
USA
 
  • 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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