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.
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.
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.