Where did the name andesine come from and why?

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Date created: Mon, Mar 22, 2021 5:35 PM
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  • Refractive indices and specific gravity increase directly with calcium content. It is sometimes used as a gemstone. Andesine was first described in 1841 for an occurrence in the Marmato mine, Marmato, Cauca, Chocó Department, Colombia. The name is for the Andes due to its abundance in the andesite lavas in those mountains.

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