Clinozoisite



Clinozoisite, a calcium aluminum silicate hydroxide mineral of the epidote group, is largely unstudied. It was reported from Franklin by Palache (1928a), but that material was later shown by Bauer and Berman (1930) to be chlorophoenicite. It was subsequently found in 1981 on the 1400 level in the Sterling Mine occurring as a green massive mineral, associated with amphibole, titanite, calcite, diopside, and a possible hydromica. Later that year it was again encountered at Sterling Hill, in the 935 stope, on the 500 level, as a pale violet mixture of clinozoisite and plagioclase, associated with diopside and calcite. There are no detailed studies of these occurrences. (Dunn, 1995)

 Location Found: Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1896
     
 Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
 Essential Elements: Aluminum, Calcium, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Aluminum, Calcium, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
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 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.404


     
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