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Ceylonite

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About CeyloniteHide

Formula:
MgAl2O4
Name:
Named in 1793 by Jean-Claude Delametherie for the type location Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka.
A variety of Spinel

A ferroan spinel with Mg:Fe from 3:1 and 1:1 and little or no ferric iron.

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Chemical Properties of CeyloniteHide

Formula:
MgAl2O4

Synonyms of CeyloniteHide

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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 CeyloniteHide

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Delametherie (1793), Journal Phys.: 42: 23.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 692.

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Localities for CeyloniteHide

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.
Antarctica
AmMin 36:361-367
China
 
  • Shandong
    • Zibo
      • Linzi District
Da-Xin Li and Yi-Ming Zhao (1997): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 16(1), 44-49.
Japan
 
  • Fukuoka
Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
Slovakia
 
  • Žilina Region
    • Martin Co.
      • Martin
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Sri Lanka
Dissanayake, C.B., Chandrajith, R., Tobschall, H.J. (2000) The geology, mineralogy and rare element geochemistry of the gem deposits of Sri Lanka. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland, 72(1-2), 5-20.
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
    • Ratnapura District
      • Ratnapura
Ceylon Aluvial Mine, (Book, Co. 2002)
Switzerland
 
  • Grisons
    • Albula Valley
      • Landwasser Valley
        • Davos
          • Wolfgang
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 382.
UK
 
  • Scotland
    • South Ayrshire
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/gcrdb/GCRsiteaccount2415.pdf
USA
 
  • California
    • Riverside Co.
      • Crestmore
        • Crestmore quarries
          • Sky Blue Hill
Woodford, A.O., Crippen, R.A., and Garner, K.B. (1941) Section Across Commercial Quarry, Crestmore, California. American Mineralogist: 26: 373.
  • New York
    • Westchester Co.
      • Cortlandt Township
        • Montrose
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull., Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 70.
The Minerals of New York City & Its Environs, New York Mineralogical Club Bull. Vol. 3, No. 1, Manchester, J.G. (1931): 90.
 
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