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DescriptionCarpholite is a silicate with the chemical formula Mn2+Al2Si2O6(OH)4. Carpholite is found in low-grade metamorphosed shales. It forms a series with Ferrocarpholite. Carpholite's original locality was Schlaggenwald, Bohemia. The name comes from the Greek karfos meaning “straw” and lithos meaning “stone”. This sample is approximately 5 cm.
LocationGermany. Near Wippra. Harz Mountain.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2002-01-22.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1245.
Key wordscarpholite, silicate
Tech details137 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number2172