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Enstatite-Ferrosilite Series

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About Enstatite-Ferrosilite SeriesHide

Crystal System:
Series Formula:
MgSiO3 to FeSiO3
A series between Enstatite and Ferrosilite

Crystallography of Enstatite-Ferrosilite SeriesHide

Crystal System:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pseudobrookite1 photo of Enstatite-Ferrosilite Series associated with Pseudobrookite on mindat.org.
Hematite1 photo of Enstatite-Ferrosilite Series associated with Hematite on mindat.org.
Albite-Anorthite Series1 photo of Enstatite-Ferrosilite Series associated with Albite-Anorthite Series on mindat.org.

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 Enstatite-Ferrosilite SeriesHide

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Henry, N.F.M. (1935) Some data on the iron-rich hypersthenes. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 24, n° 151, 221-226.
Tarantino, S.C., Domeneghetti, M.C., Carpenter, M.A., Shaw, C.J.S., and Tazzoli, V. (2002) Mixing properties of the enstatite-ferrosilite solid solution: I. A macroscopic perspective. European Journal of Mineralogy: 14: 525-536.
Tarantino, S.C., Boffa Ballaran, T., Carpenter, M.A., Domeneghetti, M.C., and Tazzoli, V. (2002) Mixing properties of the enstatite-ferrosilite solid solution: II A microscopic perspective. European Journal of Mineralogy: 14: 537-547.

Internet Links for Enstatite-Ferrosilite SeriesHide

Localities for Enstatite-Ferrosilite 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.
  • New South Wales
    • Yungnulgra Co.
      • White Cliffs
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1991, 3, pp. 293-322.
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Haute-Loire
      • Le Puy-en-Velay
        • Espaly-Saint-Marcel
collected by François Périnet
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Avèze
collected by François Périnet
      • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
        • Chambon-sur-Lac
          • Voissière
Collected by François Périnet
        • Murol
          • Boissières
collected by François périnet
      • Châtelguyon
        • Charbonnières-les-Varennes
C. Lemanski, Jr. (re-entry of lost Mindat data).
      • La Tour d'Auvergne
collected by François Périnet
collected by François Périnet
      • Orcines
        • Saint-Saturnin
Gaétan Bouclet collecton
      • Pontgibaud
        • Olby
Collected by François Périnet
      • Rochefort-Montagne
        • La Gratade
Collected by François Périnet
        • Vernines
collected by François Périnet
      • Saint-Amant-Tallende
        • Le Vernet-Sainte-Marguerite
          • Les Arnats
collected by François Périnet
        • Saulzet-le-Froid
collected by François Périnet
      • Singles
collected by François Périnet
      • Tauves
        • Pontvieux
collected by François Périnet
  • Centre-Val de Loire
    • Loiret
      • Gien
collected by François Périnet
  • Occitanie
    • Aveyron
      • Saint-Beauzély
Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéralo. Cristallo. , 1974, 97, pp. 465-469.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Mayen-Koblenz
      • Mayen
        • Ettringen
          • Bellerberg volcano
Chukanov, N.V., Aksenov, S.M., Pekov, I.V., Ternes, В., Schüller, W., Belakovskiy, D.I., Van, K.V., Blass, G. (2014): Ferroindialite (Fe2+,Mg)2Al4Si5O18, a new beryl-group mineral from the Eifel volcanic region, Germany. Zapiski RMO, 143, 46-56.
  • Campania
    • Naples
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
  • Latium
    • Viterbo Province
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
  • Sardinia
    • Sassari Province
Guarino V., Fedele L., Franciosi L., Lonis R., Lustrino Michele, Marrazzo M., Melluso L., Morra V., Rocco I., Ronga F. (2011): Mineral compositions and magmatic evolution of the calcalkaline rocks of nortwestern Sardinia, Italy. Per. Mineral., 80, 3 (Spec. Issue), 517-545.
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
  • Sicily
    • Agrigento Province (Girgenti Province)
      • Pelagie Islands (Pelagian Islands)
        • Lampedusa (Lampedusa Island)
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
    • Catania Province
      • Etna Volcanic Complex
        • Biancavilla
- Preite, D. (1982): I minerali etnei di Biancavilla (CT). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 6(4), 112-114. - Preite, D. (1985): Note di mineralogia italiana: augite e flogopite di Biancavilla (CT). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 9(4), 144. - Preite, D. (1985): Die Fundstelle Biancavilla am Ätna, Italien. Lapis, 10(3), 23. - Sicurella, G., Ciriotti, M.E., Gianfagna, A., Mazziotti-Tagliani, S., Blass, G. (2010): Minerali di Monte Calvario, Biancavilla (Catania, Sicilia). Micro (località), 2/2010, 329-368.
New Zealand
  • North Island
    • Waikato Region
      • Taupo District
        • Poihipi Road
Collection of RJ Martin correlated to examples in Tarawera xenoliths
  • Dhofar
D.D. Badjukov et al. , Lunar and Planetary Science, XXXVI (2005), 1684.pdf
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
Cesnokov, B., Kotrly, M. and Nisanbajev, T. (1998): Brennende Abraumhalden und Aufschlüsse im Tscheljabinsker Kohlenbecken - eine reiche Mineralienküche. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (3), 54-63 (in German).
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Kataranskii Cape
Yefimov, M.M., et al (1986), ZVMO: 115(6): 720-721; Bukanov, V.V. (1989) ZVMO: 118(2): 104-110.
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