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n.1.(Min.) A borosilicate of lime, first found at Danbury, Conn. It is near the topaz in form.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The majority of pegmatites occurring in the Sahatany Valley are of the Complex Type (LCT) (lithium-cesium-tantalum) with subtypes rich in lepidolite, elbaite and danburite. The rest are of the Beryl Type (BCT) (beryl-columbite subtype) (Pezzotta, Simmons, 2001).
Several weeks before this show I received an email from Mike Walter of Geologic Desires (www.geologicdesires.com) announcing the discovery of choice danburite crystals at the classic Dana locale of Russell, St.
The major ore minerals are datolite and danburite with the later datolite at least partially derived from alteration of the earlier danburite.
Brilliant, well-terminated, totally gemmy, pale orange danburite prisms to 2.5 cm were an unexpected find.
Al worked the La Verde pegmatite near La Huerta in Baja and dug what may be the largest danburite crystals yet found in a pegmatite.
I was pleasantly surprised later when an analysis showed the yellow crystals to be danburite.
This year Matthias had a nice selection of thumbnail and miniature-size Rodeo calcites, as well as some excellent danburite crystals with adhering calcite, amethyst and chalcopyrite from Charcas.
(1939) described amygdules and geodes in the capping basalts, containing axinite, calcite, danburite, datolite, fluorite, goethite, hematite, pyrite, quartz, schorl and specular hematite.
We've all seen the beautiful danburite crystals that have been coming out of Charcas, Mexico for decades, so it was quite a pleasant surprise to see a new lot of specimens that have amethyst crystals perched on the danburites in the booth of Matthias Jurgeit (Lampertheim, Germany; tel: 06256-1097).
On one occasion, Manuel came up with an unknown mineral that resembled danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
In addition to the minerals mentioned above, danburite occurs in cavities, accompanied by zircon, spessartine and Nb-Ta oxides.
Associated minerals are: elbaite, lepidolite, danburite, boron-rich muscovite, laumontite, quartz and albite.