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Zinconigerite-6N6S

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System:Trigonal
Member of:Nigerite Group
Name:proposed name for the Zn dominant mineral of the Nigerite group and the 6N6S polysome

Classification of Zinconigerite-6N6S

Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.FC.20

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
C : Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; corner-sharing octahedra
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Crystallography of Zinconigerite-6N6S

Crystal System:Trigonal
Class (H-M):3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:R3m {R3 2/m}

Relationship of Zinconigerite-6N6S to other Species

Member of:Nigerite Group
Other Members of Group:

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Ferronigerite-2N1S
Sn(Fe,Mg)Al
 
6
O
 
11
(OH)
Ferronigerite-6N6S
Sn(Fe,Mg)
 
2
Al
 
8
O
 
15
(OH)
Magnesionigerite-2N1S
Sn(Mg,Fe)Al
 
6
O
 
11
(OH)
Magnesionigerite-6N6S
Sn(Mg,Fe)
 
2
Al
 
8
O
 
15
(OH)
Zinconigerite-2N1S
Sn(Zn,Fe,Mg)Al
 
6
O
 
11
(OH)
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.FC.05Bernalite
Fe(OH)
 
3
· nH
 
2
O (n = 0.0 to 0.25)
4.FC.05Dzhalindite
In(OH)
 
3
4.FC.05Söhngeite
Ga(OH)
 
3
4.FC.10Burtite
Ca[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.10Mushistonite
(Cu,Zn,Fe
2+
 
)[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.10Natanite
Fe
2+
 
[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.10Schoenfliesite
Mg[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.10Vismirnovite
Zn[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.10Wickmanite
Mn
2+
 
[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.15Jeanbandyite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)[Sn
4+
 
(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.15Mopungite
Na[Sb
5+
 
(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.15Stottite
Fe
2+
 
[Ge
4+
 
(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.15Tetrawickmanite
Mn
2+
 
[Sn
4+
 
(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-2N1S
Sn(Fe,Mg)Al
 
6
O
 
11
(OH)
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-6N6S
Sn(Mg,Fe)
 
2
Al
 
8
O
 
15
(OH)
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-2N1S
Sn(Mg,Fe)Al
 
6
O
 
11
(OH)
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-6N6S
Sn(Fe,Mg)
 
2
Al
 
8
O
 
15
(OH)
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-2N1S
Sn(Zn,Fe,Mg)Al
 
6
O
 
11
(OH)
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3S
Mg
 
2
BeAl
 
6
O
 
12
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2S
Mg
 
3
Al
 
8
BeO
 
16

Other Information

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References for Zinconigerite-6N6S

Reference List:

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Armbruster, T. (2002) Revised nomenclature of högbomite, nigerite, and taaffeite minerals.- European Journal of Mineralogy: 14: 389-395.

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  • Localities for Zinconigerite-6N6S

    (TL) indicates type locality. ? 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.
    Finland
     
    • Southwestern Finland Region
      • Kemiö Island (Kimito Island)
    Burke, E.A.J., Lof, P., & Hazebroek,H.P. (1977): Nigerite from the Rosendal pegmatite and aplite, Kemiö island, southwestern Finland. Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland, 49, 151-157.;Armbruster, T. (2002) Revised nomenclature of högbomite, nigerite, and taaffeite minerals. European Journal of Mineralogy. 14: 389-395
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