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Pistacite

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About PistaciteHide

Formula:
{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Name:
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.


Classification of PistaciteHide

Discredited

Chemical Properties of PistaciteHide

Formula:
{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

Synonyms of PistaciteHide

Varieties of PistaciteHide

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

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 PistaciteHide

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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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Localities for PistaciteHide

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.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Nord-du-Québec
      • Chibougamau mining district
        • Opemisca deposits
Vollo, N. B. (1959). The Geology of the Henderson Copper Deposit Chibougamau Region, Quebec (Master of Science thesis, McGill University).
China
 
  • Hunan
    • Changsha
      • Liuyang City
Liu, J. (2017). Indium mineralization in a Sn-poor skarn deposit: A case study of the Qibaoshan deposit, South China. Minerals, 7(5), 76.
Mozambique
 
  • Zambezia Province
    • Alto Ligonha District
      • Mocuba District
        • Mocuba
Moiana, M. (2010) Certeza geológica da ocorrência e viabilidade económica para o aproveitamento dos Berilos" True Blue" de Licungo, Zambézia, Moçambique (Doctoral dissertation Universidade do Minho).
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Ząbkowice Śląskie County
      • Gmina Bardo
Lis, J., Sylwestrzak, H. (1986) Minerały Dolnego Śląska [Minerals of the Lower Silesia]. Wydawnictwa Geologiczne, Warszawa, 791 pages [in Polish].
Portugal
 
  • Vila Real
    • Montalegre
      • Cabril
Moura, A., Dória, A., Neiva, A. M. R., Gomes, C. L., & Creaser, R. A. (2014). Metallogenesis at the Carris W–Mo–Sn deposit (Gerês, Portugal): constraints from fluid inclusions, mineral geochemistry, Re–Os and He–Ar isotopes. Ore Geology Reviews, 56, 73-93.
Romania
 
  • Caraş-Severin
    • Banat Mountains
Hîrtopanu, P., Udubaşa, G. & Scott, P. (2003): Minerals of the Metamorphosed Mn-Fe Deposits in Romania: Old Deposits, New Species. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, Abstract Series 1, Szeged, 44.
 
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