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For its pistachio-green color.
Petrologists have used the name "pistacite" to name the hypothetical composition Ca2Fe3+3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH) component in the the clinozoisite–epidote series. Armbruster et al. (2006) recommend to avoid the use of "pistacite" for this component and suggest that the expression XFe=Fe3+/(Fe3+ + Al) should be used instead.
Also used as a synonym of epidote in the older literature.

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Chrome-PistaziteA Cr-bearing "pistacite" (= epidote) with Fe3+>Al.

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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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Armbruster, T., Bonazzi, P., Akasaka, M., Bermanec, V., Chopin, C., Gieré R., Heuss-Assbichler, S., Liebscher, A., Menchetti, S., Pan, Y., Pasero, M. (2006): Recommended nomenclature of epidote-group minerals. European Journal of Mineralogy, 18, 551-567.

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