The Tourmaline Species, Rossmanite

Transparent, colorless rossmanite from Elba, Italy, capped with black foitite on top of fractured elbaite.

Image courtesy of Fredrico Pezzotta, Milan, Italy.

 

The Discovery

Properties

Localities (with images, when available)

Argentina

        Sierra de San Luís - Virorco pegmatites

Austria

        Eibenstein an der Thaya

Boliva

        Llallagua (no evidence of rossmanite)

Brazil    

       Jonas Mine
       Tocantins State
       Carrascão pegmatite

Canada

        British Columbia - Mount Begbie
        Manitoba - Tanco Mine        
        Manitoba - Red Cross Pegmatite
        Ontario - Fort Hope Pegmatite

China

       Koktokay No. 3 Pegmatite

Congo 

        unspecified locality

Czech Republic

Rožná
Lastovicky
Dobra Voda
Radkovice

England 

       Cornwall

Germany

        Wolkenburg

Italy

       Elba

Japan

    Nagatare

Madagascar 

         Anjahamiary        

Mozambique

         Muva                

Namibia 

         Erongo Region
         Omapyo

Nigeria

         Ibadan

Norway

         Ågskardet

Russia

Ural Mountains - Rezh district - Lipovka Pegmatite Field
Russian Far East -Turgenevskoye Pegmatite Field

Sweden

         Utoe Island

Tanzania 

          Sanga Sanga

United States

Maine - Berry-Havey Pegmatite
Maine - Black Mountain
Maine - Mount Mica
New York - Newcomb

Vietnam

        Minh Tien

 Synthesis

            Kutzschbach M, Wunder B, Krstulovic M, Ertl A, Trumbull R, Rocholl A, Giester G. (2017) First high-pressure synthesis of rossmanitic tourmaline and evidence for the incorporation of Li at the X site. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 44, 353-363.

Publications

References to rossmanite