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Rinmanite

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Formula:
Zn2Sb2Mg2Fe4O14(OH)2
System:
Hexagonal
Colour:
Black, (translucent dark ...
Lustre:
Sub-Metallic
Hardness:
6 - 7
Name:
Named after Sven Rinman (1720–1792), pioneer of the Swedish iron mining and industry.
Isostructural with:
This page provides mineralogical data about Rinmanite.

Classification of Rinmanite

Approved 2000
4.CB.40

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
C : Metal: Oxygen = 2: 3,3: 5, and similar
B : With medium-sized cations
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First Recorded Occurrence of Rinmanite

General Appearance of First Recorded Material:
Tiny flat prisms intergrown up to 0.5 mm length intergrown with franklinite.
Place of Conservation of First Recorded Material:
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm
Geological Setting of First Recorded Material:
Skarn deposit

Physical Properties of Rinmanite

Sub-Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Translucent
Colour:
Black, (translucent dark red)
Streak:
Brown
Hardness (Mohs):
6 - 7
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN100=841 - 907
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Very Good
Well developed {100}
Fracture:
Splintery
Density:
5.13(1) g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Rinmanite

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
P63
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.9889(4) Å, c = 9.353(1) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.562
Unit Cell Volume:
V 290.53 ų
Z:
1
Morphology:
Euhedral, prismatic crystals, elongate [001] to 0.5 mm.
Twinning:
Common penetration twinning.

Optical Data of Rinmanite

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
Internal Reflections:
Orange red
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
O = dark red,
E = orange red

Chemical Properties of Rinmanite

Formula:
Zn2Sb2Mg2Fe4O14(OH)2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Rinmanite to other Species

4.CB.05BrizziiteNaSb5+O3
4.CB.05CorundumAl2O3
4.CB.05Ecandrewsite(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)TiO3
4.CB.05EskolaiteCr2O3
4.CB.05GeikieliteMgTiO3
4.CB.05HematiteFe2O3
4.CB.05IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
4.CB.05KarelianiteV23+O3
4.CB.05MelanostibiteMn2+(Sb5+,Fe3+)O3
4.CB.05PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3
4.CB.05Akimotoite(Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
4.CB.05AuroantimonateAuSbO3
4.CB.05Romanite(◻,Pb,Ca)UFe22+(Ti,Fe3+)6Ti12O38
4.CB.05UM1998-11-O-AuHSbAu2+Sb3+O2(OH)
4.CB.05TistariteTi23+O3
4.CB.10AvicenniteTl2O3
4.CB.10BixbyiteMn23+O3
4.CB.15Armalcolite(Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5
4.CB.15PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5
4.CB.20Zincohögbomite-2N2S[(Zn,Al,Fe2+)3(Al,Fe3+,Ti)8O15(OH)]2
4.CB.20Zincohögbomite-2N6S[(Zn,Mg)7(Al,Fe3+,Ti)16O31(OH)]2
4.CB.20Magnesiohögbomite-6N6S[(Mg,Fe2+)3(Al,Ti,Fe3+)8O15(OH)]6
4.CB.20Magnesiohögbomite-2N3S[(Mg,Fe2+,Zn)4(Al,Ti,Fe3+)10O19(OH)]2
4.CB.20Magnesiohögbomite-2N2S[(Mg,Fe2+)3[Al7(Ti,Fe3+)]O15(OH)]2
4.CB.20Ferrohögbomite-6N12S[(Fe2+,Mg,Zn)5(Al,Ti,Fe3+)12O23(OH)]6
4.CB.25PseudorutileFe2Ti3O9
4.CB.25KleberiteFeTi6O11(OH)5
4.CB.30BerdesinskiiteV23+TiO5
4.CB.30OxyvaniteV23+V4+O5
4.CB.35Olkhonskite(Cr,V)2Ti3O9
4.CB.35SchreyeriteV23+Ti3O9
4.CB.40KamiokiteFe2Mo3O8
4.CB.40Nolanite(V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2
4.CB.40IseiteMn2Mo3O8
4.CB.40MajindeiteMg2Mo3O8
4.CB.45ClaudetiteAs2O3
4.CB.45StibioclaudetiteAsSbO3
4.CB.50ArsenoliteAs2O3
4.CB.50SénarmontiteSb2O3
4.CB.55ValentiniteSb2O3
4.CB.60BismiteBi2O3
4.CB.65SphaerobismoiteBi2O3
4.CB.70SilléniteBi12SiO20
4.CB.75KyzylkumiteTi2V3+O5(OH)
4.CB.80TietaiyangiteFe43+Fe2+TiO9

Other Names for Rinmanite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Rinmanit
Simplified Chinese:羟铁镁锑锌矿
Spanish:Rinmanita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Rinmanite

Reference List:
Holtstam, D., Gatedal, K. Söderberg, K. and Norrestam, R (2001) Rinmanite, Zn2Sb2Mg2Fe4O14(OH)2, a new mineral species with a nolanite-type structure from the Garpenberg Norra mine, Dalarna, Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist: 39: 1675-1685.

Internet Links for Rinmanite

Localities for Rinmanite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Republic of Macedonia
 
  • Veles
    • Nežilovo
      • Jakupica Mts
Gunnar Farber
Sweden
 
  • Dalarna
    • Hedemora
      • Garpenberg
Holtstam, D., Gatedal, K., Söderberg, K. & Norrestam, R. (2001): Rinmanite, Zn2Sb2Mg2Fe4O14(OH)2, a new mineral species with a nolanite-type structure from the Garpenberg Norra Mine, Dalarna, Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist, 39 : 1675-1683
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