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Chlorophane

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Formula:
CaF2
Colour:
Reddish pink, red, red-brown, purple, green
A variety of Fluorite

A variety of Fluorite that exhibits green thermoluminescence.
Originally described from Siberia, Russia.


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Physical Properties of ChlorophaneHide

Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Reddish pink, red, red-brown, purple, green
Comment:
Color fades upon prolonged exposure to light

Chemical Properties of ChlorophaneHide

Formula:
CaF2

Synonyms of ChlorophaneHide

Other Language Names for ChlorophaneHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Fluorapatite6 photos of Chlorophane associated with Fluorapatite on mindat.org.
Willemite6 photos of Chlorophane associated with Willemite on mindat.org.
Fluorite6 photos of Chlorophane associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Albite5 photos of Chlorophane associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Clinochlore3 photos of Chlorophane associated with Clinochlore on mindat.org.
Biotite3 photos of Chlorophane associated with Biotite on mindat.org.
Microcline3 photos of Chlorophane associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Apatite2 photos of Chlorophane associated with Apatite on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Chlorophane associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Oligoclase2 photos of Chlorophane associated with Oligoclase on mindat.org.

Fluorescence of ChlorophaneHide

Green (NOTE: Some material may only fluoresce once or weaken after passage of time.

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 ChlorophaneHide

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De Grotthaus. In: Delamétherie (1794), Journal Phys.: 45: 398.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 29.

Internet Links for ChlorophaneHide

Localities for ChlorophaneHide

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.
China
 
  • Hunan Province
    • Chenzhou Prefecture
      • Linwu Co.
        • Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field
Herschel Ward
Russia
 
"Traité de Minéralogie" by Abbe Haüy
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Camborne - Redruth - St Day District
        • Carn Brea
          • East Pool and Agar Mine
Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society (1870): 38. Annual Report, pp. 30-31; Collins, J.H. (1892): "A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon", 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), pp. 108.
        • Redruth
Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Hogg, T. (1825): A Manual of Mineralogy. Polyblank Publishers (London), p. 131; Collins, J.H. (1892): A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon, 2nd ed., D. Bradford Barton Ltd. (Truro, UK), 108 pp.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Little Dragoon Mts
        • Cochise District
          • Dragoon
            • Primos group of claims (Primos Mine)
          • Johnson Camp
Rolf Luetcke
  • Colorado
    • Park Co.
James Christopher
  • Connecticut
    • Fairfield Co.
      • Redding (Reading)
        • Branchville
Januzzi, 1976. Mineral Localities of CT and Southeastern NY State
      • Trumbull
        • Long Hill
Harold Moritz collection
Hitchcock, Edward and Benjamin Silliman. (1826): Topaz. American Journal of Science: series 1: 10: 352-358.; Shepard, Charles U. (1835). Treatise on Mineralogy, Second Part, vol. 2, p. 237.; Shannon, Earl V. (1921b), Some Minerals from the Old Tungsten Mine at Long Hill in Trumbull, Connecticut. Proceedings U.S. National Museum: 58(2348): 469-482.; Sullivan, Earle C. (1985): History and Minerals of Old Mine Park. Second Edition, Revised and Expanded. Trumbull Historical Society, Inc.; Januzzi, Ronald E. (1994): Mineral Data Book - Western Connecticut and Environs. Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
Kevin Czaja Collection
Mike Polletta specimen
    • Hartford Co.
      • Glastonbury
        • South Glastonbury
Kevin Czaja Collection
    • Middlesex Co.
      • East Hampton (Chatham)
        • Airline Railroad
Zodac, Peter. (1940): A Chlorophane Occurrence Near East Hampton, Conn. Rocks & Minerals, vol. 15, no. 11, p. 376.; Schooner, Richard. (1958): The Mineralogy of the Portland-East Hampton-Middletown-Haddam Area in Connecticut (With a few notes on Glastonbury and Marlborough).; Schooner, Richard. (1961): THE MINERALOGY OF CONNECTICUT.
Eric Briggs, Leif DiValentino collections
      • Haddam
        • Haddam Neck
Richard Schooner collection
Hewitt, Herb. (circa 1960s): Hewitt Gem Mine advertisement flyer.; Harold Moritz field observations 2015.
      • Middletown
        • White Rock District (White Rocks District)
Kevin Czaja Collection
  • Michigan
    • Marquette Co.
      • Republic
Dan Fountain Collection
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Franklin
          • Franklin Mine
Andrew Kruegel
  • North Carolina
    • Mitchell Co.
      • Spruce Pine District
    • Yancey Co.
      • Spruce Pine District
        • Burnsville
          • Hurricane Mountain
www.mcrocks.com
  • Rhode Island
    • Providence Co.
AmMin 11:334-340
  • Texas
    • Burnet Co.
Franklin Roberts
    • Llano Co.
      • Bluffton
Art Smith (2008) The Baringer Hill Pegmatite, Llano County, Texas Back Benders Gazette Volume XXXIX - No. 9 pp 6-19
  • Virginia
    • Amelia Co.
      • Amelia (Amelia Court House)
AmMin 3:27-28 (1918)
      • Winterham
Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
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