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A microscopic intergrowth of albite or other plagioclase and orthoclase or microcline. Differs from regular perthite in the size of the intergrowths, which are visible in perthite, but require magnification to observe in microperthite.

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Other Language Names for MicroperthiteHide

Simplified Chinese:微斜条纹长石
Traditional Chinese:微斜條紋長石

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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References for MicroperthiteHide

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Aberdam, D. (1965) Utilisation de la microscopic electronique pour l'etude des feldspaths: observations sur des microperthites. cience de la Terre: 6: 1-76.

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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.
  • Western Antarctica
Davies, T. G. (1984). The geology of part of northern Palmer Land (Vol. 103). British Antarctic Survey, 1-46
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
Plimer, I. (1977) The origin of the albite-rich rocks enclosing the cobaltian pyrite deposit at Thackaringa, N.S.W., Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 12(2), 175-187.
    • Yanda Co.
Heydon, D.J. (1981) Exploration Licences Nos. 1252, 1253, 1384-1389 and 1397-1401, Exploration Progress Report to 31st January, 1981. The Shell Company of Australia limited, Metals Division Report No: 08.860. New South Waes Geological Survey Report GS 1981/247, 347p.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Labrador
      • Red Wine Alkaline Complex
Curtis, L.W. & Currie, K.L. (1977) Geology and petrology of the Red Wine complex, Central Labrador. GSC Bulletin 287, 61p. + maps
  • Ontario
    • Hastings County
      • Monteagle Township
ref.: D.F. Hewitt (1954)
    • Lanark County
      • Bathurst Township
Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21
  • Hebei
    • Chengde
      • Yingshouyingzikuang District
Yaowu Ren and Qianwen Cao (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(7), 28-30
  • Inner Mongolia
    • Tongliao City (Tongliao Prefecture)
      • Jarud Banner (Zalute Co.)
        • Baerzhe complex
Jingzhan Zhu, Guohui Zhang, Qingsong Du, and Jing He (2013): Northwestern Geology 46(4), 207-214
  • Liaoning
    • Dalian
      • Wafangdian City
Matsuda, K. (1969) Copper-bearing contact deposits of Hua-tung-kou, Fu Hsien, Feng-tien province, Manchuria (in: Geology and Mineral Resources of the Far East, vol. 2, pp 414-422, Tokyo University Press).
  • Shaanxi
    • Weinan
      • Huazhou District
Dianhao Huang, Chengyu Wu, and Fengjun Nie (1987): Mineral Deposits 6(3), 22-34
  • Xinjiang
    • Hami Prefecture (Kumul Prefecture; Qumul Prefecture)
      • Yizhou District
        • Qincheng township
Jilu Mu, Yan Sun, and Juxing Tang (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 439-442
  • Ogun
Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment Vol. 4( 3), pp. 71 - 87, 12 February, 201 2
  • Aust-Agder
    • Arendal
      • Arendal Iron Mines
        • Øyestad
          • Klodeborg Mines
Bugge, J.A.W. (1954): Minerals from the skarn iron ore deposits at Arendal, Norway. 11. The zeolites. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskapers Selskab Skrifer 1954, 3, 1-18
  • Østfold
    • Fredrikstad
      • Kråkerøy
Brøgger, W.C. (1906): Die Mineralien der Südnorwegischen Granitpegmatitgänge, I. Niobate, tantalate, titanate und titanoniobate. Videnskapsselskapets Skrifter. I.Mat-Naturv. Klasse 1906, 6. 1-162
  • Podlaskie Voivodeship
Specjalne, P. T. M. P. (2005) Fluid Inclusions and Cathodoluminescence of Fluorite from Carbonatites of the Tajno Massif, NE Poland. in Mineralogical Society of Poland – Special Papers; Volume 26, 2005
  • Sughd
    • Gissar Range
Soloviev, S. G., Kryazhev, S. G., & Dvurechenskaya, S. S. (2019). Genesis of the Maikhura tungsten-tin skarn deposit, Tajik Tien Shan: Insights from petrology, mineralogy, and fluid inclusion study. Ore Geology Reviews, 104, 561-588.
  • Indiana
    • Switzerland Co.
      • Florence
Byron F. King (1932) American Mineralogist, 17, #10, 485-490.
  • North Carolina
Watson,Thomas L.(1904) Granites of North Carolina:The Journal of Geology,Vol.12,No.5,(Jul-Aug 1904) pp.373-407
    • Rowan Co.
Watson,Thomas L. (1904) Granites of North Carolina: The Journal of Geology,Vol.12,No.5,(Jul-Aug 1904) pp.373-407
Watson,Thomas L.(1904) Granites of North Carolina:The Journal of Geology,Vol.12,No.5,(Jul-Aug 1904) pp.373-407
  • Pennsylvania
    • Allegheny Co.
      • Neville Township
        • Neville Island
Byron F. King (1932) American Mineralogist, 17, #10, 485-490.
      • Pittsburgh
Byron F. King (1932) American Mineralogist, 17, #10, 485-490.
    • Lawrence Co.
      • East Moravia
Byron F. King (1932) American Mineralogist, 17, #10, 485-490.
  • Texas
    • Hudspeth Co.
      • Corudas Mountains
Can Min 6:399-402
  • West Virginia
    • Wetzel Co.
      • New Martinsville
Byron F. King (1932) American Mineralogist, 17, #10, 485-490.
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