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Manganese

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Formula:
Mn
System:
Isometric
Colour:
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

Rejected
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 ed.:
1.1.39.1
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Physical Properties of Manganese

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

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 Data:
d-spacingIntensity
2.09 (100)
1.99 (80)
1.23 (60)

Chemical Properties of Manganese

Formula:
Mn
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Manganese to other Species

1.AE.05MolybdenumMo
1.AE.05ChromiumCr
1.AE.05IronFe
1.AE.05Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.05TungstenW
1.AE.05UM2001-06-E:CrFeNiFe7Cr2Ni
1.AE.10Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.AE.10TetrataeniteFeNi
1.AE.10AntitaeniteFe3Ni
1.AE.15ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.AE.15FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.AE.15WairauiteCoFe
1.AE.20AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.AE.25JedwabiteFe7(Ta,Nb)3

Other Names for Manganese

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:自然锰

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 Manganese

Reference List:
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.

Internet Links for Manganese

Specimens:
The following Manganese specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Manganese

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.
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.
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