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About PistaciteHide

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


Chemical Properties of PistaciteHide


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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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].
  • 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.
  • 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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