Where does kornerupine come from?

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  • Kornerupine was first described in 1884 for an occurrence in Greenland and named in honor of the Danish geologist Andreas N. Kornerup (1857-1881). However, gem-quality specimens of kornerupine was not discovered in Greenland until 1975.
  • It occurs in boron-rich volcanic and sedimentary rocks which have undergone high grade metamorphism. It is also found in metamorphosed anorthosite complexes. Kornerupine is valued as a gemstone when it is found in translucent green to yellow shades. The emerald green varieties are especially sought after.

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