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D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Named by Thomas Nuttall in 1822 relating to minerals found at Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. Named from the Greek word "marmalos" meaning "pearly" as the mineral has a pearly to metallic luster.
A variety of Serpentine Subgroup

Light green pearly serpentine which may show a somewhat laminated fracture pattern.

Chemical Properties of Marmolite

D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

Synonyms of Marmolite

Other Language Names for Marmolite


Other Information

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 Marmolite

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Nuttall, Thomas, 1822, Observations on the Serpentine Rocks of Hoboken, in New-Jersey, and on the Minerals which they Contain, American Journal of Science, series 1, v. 4, p. 19-23.
Finch, I. (1833) Travels in the United States of America and Canada, Containing Some Account of their Scientific Institutions, and a few Notices of the Geology and Mineralogy of those Countries, to which is added, An Essay of the Natural Boundaries of Empires, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, London, pp. 455.

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Localities for Marmolite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
  • California
    • San Benito Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
          • Idria (New Idria)
Becker, George F. (1888), Geology of the quicksilver deposits of the Pacific slope: USGS Monograph 13, atlas: 110; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 335.
  • Delaware
    • New Castle Co.
Van Gosen, Bradley S. (2005) Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and natural asbestos occurrences in the eastern United States. USGS Open-File Report 2005-1189.
  • Maryland
    • Baltimore Co.
      • Bare Hills
Ostrander, C. W. & W. E. Price (1940) Minerals of Maryland: Natural History Society of Maryland, 27p.
  • Massachusetts
    • Essex Co.
      • Newbury
Sears, John Henry (1894): Geological and Mineralogical Notes, No. 9 in Bulletin of the Essex Institute, volume XXVI.
    • Hampden Co.
Dana 4:284 (1854)
      • Russell
Clarke, F. W., (1904): Analysis of Rocks, Laboratory of the United States Geological Survey, 1880-1903.
  • New Jersey
    • Hudson Co.
Nuttall, Thomas, 1822, On the Serpentine Rocks, of Hoboken, in New-Jersey, AJS s1, v. 4,p 16-23.
Nuttall, Thomas, 1822, On the Serpentine Rocks, of Hoboken, in New-Jersey, AJS s1, v. 4,p 16-23.
    • Morris Co.
Mins. of NYC & Its Environs, NY Min. Club Bull. Vol 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 31.
Weber, J. and Greer, R., 1965, Dehydration of Serpentine, American Mineralogist, v 50,p 450-464.
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 84.
    • New York City
      • Manhattan (New York Co.)
        • Manhattan Island
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull., Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 30.
    • Putnam Co.
      • Town of Southeast
        • Brewster
Jensen (1978) Minerals of New York State, pp.42-43
  • North Carolina
    • Caldwell Co.
Dana 6:1075.
    • Jackson Co.
Wilson,W.F.,and McKenzie,B.J.,(1978) Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina
Wilson,W.F and McKenzie,B.J,1978, Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina ,Information Circular 24
  • Pennsylvania
    • Chester Co.
      • State Line Chromite District
        • West Nottingham Township
Dana 6: 1067.
          • Nottingham
Dana 6: 1067.
      • Middletown Township
Gordon, "Mineralogy of Pennsylvania" 1922 p. 193.
    • Lancaster Co.
      • State Line Chromite District
        • Little Britain Township
          • Texas
Dana 6:1069.
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