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Lusakite

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About LusakiteHide

Formula:
(Fe,Mg,Co)2Al9Si4O23OH
A variety of Staurolite

A cobalt-bearing variety of Staurolite.
Originally reported from Lusakite occurrence, Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia.


Chemical Properties of LusakiteHide

Formula:
(Fe,Mg,Co)2Al9Si4O23OH

Other Language Names for LusakiteHide

German:Lusakit
Spanish:Lusakita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ilmenite1 photo of Lusakite associated with Ilmenite on mindat.org.
Magnetite1 photo of Lusakite associated with Magnetite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Lusakite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Kyanite1 photo of Lusakite associated with Kyanite 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 LusakiteHide

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A. C. Skerl, F. A. Bannister and A. W. Groves (1934): Lusakite, a Cobalt-Bearing Silicate from Northern Rhodesia. Mineralogical Magazine 23, 598-606.
American Mineralogist (1984): 69: 531-532.

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Localities for LusakiteHide

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.
Zambia
 
  • Lusaka Province
    • Lusaka
A. C. Skerl, F. A. Bannister and A. W. Groves (1934): Lusakite, a Cobalt-Bearing Silicate from Northern Rhodesia. Mineralogical Magazine 23, 598-606.
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