Richterite is a member of the amphibole group of minerals, named after German chemist Hieronymus Richter. Typically, richterite is near colorless to brown. If richterite is dominantly composed of potassium, it can be blue. In South Africa, it is associated with another blue mineral of similar chemical composition, sugilite.
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- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Countries of Origin
Myanmar; Afghanistan; Angola; Madagascar; Kazakhstan; Paraguay; Oman; Austria; Sweden; Unknown; Malawi; China; Russian Federation (the); Brazil; Poland; Slovakia; France; United States of America (the); Japan; Kenya; Switzerland; India; Spain; New Zealand; Canada; Turkey; Norway; Namibia; Finland; Denmark; Italy; Uganda; Antarctica; Australia; Germany; Indonesia; Yemen