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About ViridineHide

Grass green
A variety of Andalusite

A manganese-bearing, green Andalusite.

Visit for gemological information about Viridine.

Classification of ViridineHide


Physical Properties of ViridineHide

Grass green

Chemical Properties of ViridineHide


Synonyms of ViridineHide

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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 ViridineHide

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Abswurmbach, L., Langer, K., Seifert, F., and Tillmanns, E. (1981) The crystal-chemistry of (Mn 3+,Fe 3+) substituted andalusites (viridines and kanonaite), (Al 1-x-y Mn x 3+Fe y 3+)2-(O-SiO4): Crystal-structure refinements, Mössbauer, and polarized optical-absorption spectra. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 155: 81-113.

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Localities for ViridineHide

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 Australia
    • Dundas Shire
      • Norseman
Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V(2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA
    • Esperance Shire
      • Cape Arid National Park
Prider, R.T. (1960) Viridine from Mt. Ragged, Western Australia. Indian Mineralogist, Vol. 1, pg. 42-47.
  • Wallonia
    • Luxembourg
      • Stavelot Massif
        • Vielsalm
          • Salmchâteau
Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M. & van der Meersche, E. (2002): Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Ed., 304 p.
  • Bahia
Rob Lavinsky
  • Hesse
    • Odenwald
      • Mühltal
        • Nieder-Ramstadt
          • Kirchberg
S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • East Macedonia and Thrace
Seen in Munich 2015
      • Theologos
Vason, M. and Martin, S. (1993): Metamorphosed iron-manganese deposits from the island of Thassos (Western Rhodope region, northern Greece). Ofioliti, 18, 181-186.; Su, S.; Graham, I.; Voudouris, P.; Mavrogonatos, K.; Farmaki, M.V.; Panagiotidis, P. (2016): Viridine, Piemontite and Epidote Group Minerals from Thassos Island, Northern Greece; AGI: Alexandria, VA, USA, T37.P2, 1715.
Jordi Fabre
Sri Lanka
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
    • Ratnapura District
      • Ratnapura
Ceylon Aluvial Mine, (Book, Co. 2002)
  • Norrbotten County
    • Jokkmokk
Contr Min Petr 69, 143; Ödman, O.H. (1950): Manganese mineralization in the Ultevis district, Jokkmokk, North Sweden. Part 2: Mineralogical notes. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Serie C 516. 1-27; Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 155 (1981), 81-113. ; Roy, S. (1972). Metamorphism of sedimentary manganese deposits. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, 20(2), 325-336.
Ödman, O.H. (1950): Manganese mineralization in the Ultevis district, Jokkmokk, North Sweden. Part 2: Mineralogical notes. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. Serie C 516. 1-27
  • Skåne County
    • Bromölla
      • Näsum
Harvard Museum of Natural History specimen no. 118233.
    • Kristianstad
      • Vånga
Wilke, H.-J. (1997) Die Mineralien und Fundstellen von Schweden. Christian Weise Verlag, München. 200p. [p.18-19]
Swedish Nat. Museum (O.Gabrielson); Wilke, H.-J. (1997) Die Mineralien und Fundstellen von Schweden. Christian Weise Verlag, München. 200p. [p.18-19]
Swedish Nat.Museum( F.E.Wickman)
  • Arizona
    • Maricopa Co.
      • Phoenix
        • Phoenix Mts
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 376.
  • New Mexico
    • Rio Arriba Co.
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
    • Taos Co.
      • Glenwoody District
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
New Mexico Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum display
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