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Cerasite (of Kikuchi)

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About Cerasite (of Kikuchi)Hide

Name:
named for "ceras" = cherry blossoms.
Indialite + cordierite intergrowth of trapiche habit, named for its resemblance to flower petals. Generally altered largely or entirely to muscovite or "sericite" (which in the past has lead to confusion regarding the origin of the name, some people thinking it was derived from "sericite").


Other Language Names for Cerasite (of Kikuchi)Hide

German:Cerasit
Spanish:Cerasita

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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Mica Group2 photos of Cerasite (of Kikuchi) associated with Mica Group on mindat.org.
Sericite2 photos of Cerasite (of Kikuchi) associated with Sericite on mindat.org.

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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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- 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.
Japan
 
  • Kyoto
    • Kameoka City
Masutomi Museum specimens, Kyoto
Rakovan, J., M. Kitamura, and O, Tamada (2006) Sakura Ishi: Mica pseudomorphs of complex cordierite-indialite intergrowths from Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Rocks & Minerals, 81, 284-292.
    • Kyoto City
      • Sakyou-ku
        • Daimonjiyama (Nyoigatake)
Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
    • Sohraku-gun
Masutomi Museum specimens, Kyoto
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