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Fuchsite (variety of Muscovite)
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Fuchsite was named in 1842 by Karl F. E. von Schafhault in honor of Johann Nepomuk von Fuchs (May 15, 1774 - March 5, 1856) professor of chemistry and mineralogy at University of Landshut and curator of the mineralogy collection.

Discovery year approximately 1842; IMA status: Not Valid (variety of Muscovite)





Chemical Formula:

KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2 + Cr


Potassium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride + Chromium






Mineral Classification:


Strunz 8th Ed. ID:


Nickel-Strunz 10th Ed. ID:



9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
C : Phyllosilicates with mica sheets, composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets

Related to:

Mica Group, Muscovite Series.




Chrome-mica, Chromian Muscovite, Chrommuscovite, Gaebhardite





More Information




Fuchsite is a variety of Muscovite.
For more information please see the
Muscovite information page. (Fuchsite) (Muscovite) (Muscovite)

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Fuchsite Mineral Photos and Locations



Fuchsite is a green, chromium-rich variety of
Muscovite. Muscovite (also known as common mica) is a common rock forming mineral found in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Mariposite is also a chromium-rich type of Muscovite. Another "variety" of green Muscovite is Verdite. Verdite is a trade name for a green ornamental stone, primarily an impure Fuchsite originally from North Kaap river, Kaap Station, South Africa. Impurities in Verdite include Albite, Chlorite, Corundum, Diaspore, Margarite, Quartz, Rutile and Talc.

Sources of Fuchsite include Tasmania and Western Australia; Styria, Austria; Bahia, Minas Gerais and Ouro Preto, Brazil; Powell Township, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada; Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrénées, France; Aosta Valley and Piedmont, Italy; Antananarivo Province, Madagascar; Karasburg District, Karas Region, Namibia; Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan; Kozhim River Basin, Prepolar Ural, Komi Republic, Northern Region and Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia; Barberton District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa; Boliden, Västerbotten, Sweden; Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland; San Antonio Canyon, San Gabriel Mts, San Bernardino Co., California, USA; Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia, USA; Freeport, Cumberland Co., Maine, USA; Campbell Quarry, Texas, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA; Keating Quarries, Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA; Sprouses Corner, Farmville District, Buckingham County, Virginia, USA and Anderson Ranch, Carbon County., Wyoming, USA.

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