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Manganese

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Formula:
Mn
System:IsometricColour:steel-grey
Hardness:
Name:The native element, described in 2001 without I.M.A. approval.
This page provides mineralogical data about Manganese.

Classification of Manganese

IMA status:Rejected
Strunz 8th edition ID:1/A.07-05
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:1.AE.30

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
E : Iron-chromium family
Dana 7th edition ID:1.1.39.1
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Physical Properties of Manganese

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:steel-grey
Streak:dark gey
Hardness (Mohs):
Cleavage:None Observed
Density (calculated):7.01 g/cm3

Crystallography of Manganese

Crystal System:Isometric
Class (H-M):4 3m - Hextetrahedral
Space Group:I4 3m
Cell Parameters:a = 6.287Å
Unit Cell Volume:V 248.50 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:angular grains
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
2.09 (100)
1.99 (80)
1.23 (60)

Chemical Properties of Manganese

Formula:
Mn
All elements listed in formula:Mn

Relationship of Manganese to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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1.AE.05Molybdenum
Mo
1.AE.05Chromium
Cr
1.AE.05Iron
Fe
1.AE.05Kamacite
(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.05Tungsten
W
1.AE.05UM2001-06-E:CrFeNi
Fe
 
7
Cr
 
2
Ni
1.AE.10Taenite
(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.10Tetrataenite
FeNi
1.AE.10Antitaenite
Fe
 
3
Ni
1.AE.15Chromferide
Fe
 
3
Cr
 
1-x
(x=0.6)
1.AE.15Ferchromide
Cr
 
3
Fe
 
1-x
1.AE.15Wairauite
CoFe
1.AE.20Awaruite
Ni
 
3
Fe
1.AE.25Jedwabite
Fe
 
7
(Ta,Nb)
 
3

Other Names for Manganese

Synonyms:
Mangan
Other Languages:
Russian:Марганец
Simplified Chinese:自然锰

Other Information

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

References for Manganese

Reference List:

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Kim, A.A. & Zayakina, N.V. (2001): Otechstvennaya Geologia H.5, 32-34 (in Russian); English abstract in American Mineralogist (2003): 88: 933; German abstract in Lapis (2003): 28: 30.

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    Localities for Manganese

    The 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. ? 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.
    Argentina
     
    • Santiago del Estero
      • Ojo de Agua Department
    Franchini, M., Lira, R., Meinert, L., Ríos, F. J., Poklepovic, M. F., Impiccini, A., & Millone, H. A. (2005). Na-Fe-Ca Alteration and LREE (Th-Nb) Mineralization in Marble and Granitoids of Sierra de Sumampa, Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Economic Geology, 100(4), 733-764.
    • Tucumán
      • Burruyacú Department
    Hugo A. Peña (1970). Minerales y rocas de aplicación de la Provincia de Tucumán. Dirección Provincial de Minas. Tucumán.
    Hugo A. Peña (1970). Minerales y rocas de aplicación de la Provincia de Tucumán. Dirección Provincial de Minas. Tucumán.
    G. Álvarez (1938). Minerales de Mnganeso de Tucumán. Cuaderno de Mineralogía y Geología de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Tomo I, Nº 3.
      • Lules Department
    G. Álvarez (1938). Minerales de Manganeso de Tucumán. Cuadernos de Mineralogía y Geología de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Tomo I, Nº3.
    G. Álvarez (1938). Minerales de Manganeso de Tucumán. Cuadernos de Mineralogía y Geología de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Tomo I, Nº3.
    G. Álvarez (1938). Minerales de manganeso de Tucumán. Cuadernos de Mineralogía y Geología de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Tomo I, Nº3.
    Australia
     
    • Western Australia
      • Cue Shire
        • Cue
    The West Australian newspaper (Perth); Wolfran near Cue. Large Areas Taken Up; 13/11/1937 and The Daily News newspaper (Perth); Cometvale Has Tonnes of Gun and Shell Mineral; 04/09/1937
    Austria
     
    • Styria
      • Feldbach
        • Mühldorf
    peter neschen collection
    Chile
     
    • Atacama Region
      • Chañaral Province
        • Siete Vetas district
    Sernageomin database 2006;Stgo de Chile
      • Copiapó Province
        • Zapallar district
    Sernageomin database 2006;Stgo de Chile
    Greece
     
    • Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)
      • Kykládes Prefecture
        • Cyclade Islands (Cyclades; Kikladhes; Nomos Kikladhon)
          • Milos Island (Melos)
    KILIAS, S. P. (2012). MICROBIAL MAT–RELATED STRUCTURES IN THE QUATERNARY CAPE VANI MANGANESE-OXIDE (-BARITE) DEPOSIT, NW MILOS ISLAND, GREECE. Microbial Mats in Siliciclastic Depositional Systems Through Time, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Special Publication, 101, 97-100.
    • Macedonia Department
      • Chalkidiki Prefecture
        • Cassandra Mines
    antigoldgreece.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/olympiasreport43-10114_07_11_final-2.pdf
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
        • Aldan Shield
          • Aldan
    A.A. Kim, N.V. Zayakina (2001) Native manganese from alkali picrites of central Aldan. Otechestvennaya Geologia, (5), 32–34 (in Russian).
    South Africa
     
    • Northern Cape Province
      • Kalahari manganese field
    Preston, P. C. C. R. (2009). Physical and chemical characterization of the manganese ore bed at the Mamatwan mine, Kalahari manganese field (Doctoral dissertation).
      • Postmasburg manganese field
        • Kathu
          • Sishen
    John M. Moore, Barbara K. Kuhn, Darren F. Mark, and Harilaos Tsikos (2011): A sugilite-bearing assemblage from the Wolhaarkop breccia, Bruce iron-ore mine, South Africa: Evidence for alkali metasomatism and 40Ar-39Ar dating. Eur. J. Mineral. 23, 661-673.
    USA
     
    • Colorado
      • Hinsdale Co.
        • Lake City District (Lake District)
    The Williamson Southern Group Holdings
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