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Manganbabingtonite

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Formula:
Ca2(Mn,Fe)FeSi5O14(OH)
System:
Triclinic
Hardness:
5½ - 6

Classification of Manganbabingtonite

Approved
9.DK.05

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
K : Inosilicates with 5-periodic single chains
65.4.1.3

65 : INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
4 : Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
14.18.39

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
18 : Silicates of Mn and Na, K, Mg, Ca or Fe
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First Recorded Occurrence of Manganbabingtonite

Year of Discovery:
1967

Physical Properties of Manganbabingtonite

Hardness (Mohs):
5½ - 6

Crystallography of Manganbabingtonite

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.91Å, b = 11.72Å, c = 6.78Å
α = 90.37°, β = 93.75°, γ = 104.8°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.59 : 1 : 0.578

Optical Data of Manganbabingtonite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.716 nβ = 1.730 nγ = 1.746
2V:
Measured: 86° , Calculated: 88°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.030
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r < v

Chemical Properties of Manganbabingtonite

Formula:
Ca2(Mn,Fe)FeSi5O14(OH)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Ti,Al,Mg,Na,K,F,Cl,H20,C

Relationship of Manganbabingtonite to other Species

Series:
Forms a series with Babingtonite (see here)
Other Members of Group:
BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
ScandiobabingtoniteCa2(Fe2+,Mn)ScSi5O14(OH)
9.DK.05BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
9.DK.05LithiomarsturiteLiCa2Mn2Si5O14(OH)
9.DK.05MarsturiteNaCaMn3Si5O14(OH)
9.DK.05Nambulite(Li,Na)Mn4Si5O14(OH)
9.DK.05Natronambulite(Na,Li)(Mn,Ca)4Si5O14OH
9.DK.05RhodoniteMnSiO3
9.DK.05ScandiobabingtoniteCa2(Fe2+,Mn)ScSi5O14(OH)
9.DK.05Fowlerite
9.DK.10SantaclaraiteCaMn4[Si5O14OH](OH) · H2O
9.DK.15SaneroiteNa2(Mn,Mn)10Si11VO34(OH)4
9.DK.20Hellandite-(Y)(Ca,REE)4Y2Al(Be,Li)2-xB4Si4O22(OH)2
9.DK.20Tadzhikite-(Ce)(Ca,Ce)4(Ce,Y)2(Ti4+,Fe3+,Al)[B4Si4O22](OH)2
9.DK.20Mottanaite-(Ce)Ca4(CeCa)AlBe2(Si4B4O22)O2
9.DK.20CiprianiiteCa4[(Th,U)(REE)]Al◻2(Si4B4O22)(OH,F)2
9.DK.20Hellandite-(Ce)(Ca,REE)4Ce2Al(Be,Li)2-xB4Si4O22(OH)2
14.18.1Nambulite(Li,Na)Mn4Si5O14(OH)
14.18.2Natronambulite(Na,Li)(Mn,Ca)4Si5O14OH
14.18.3ZakharoviteNa4Mn5Si10O24(OH)6 · 6H2O
14.18.4NorrishiteKLiMn23+(Si4O10)O2
14.18.5Shafranovskite(Na,K)6(Mn,Fe)3Si9O24 · 6H2O
14.18.6AbswurmbachiteCuMn63+(SiO4)O8
14.18.7Donpeacorite(Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2
14.18.8KanoiteMn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6
14.18.9Caryopilite(Mn,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
14.18.10Gonyerite(Mn2+,Mg)5Fe3+(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH)8
14.18.11Tirodite
14.18.12Manganhumite(Mn2+,Mg)7(SiO4)3(OH)2
14.18.13BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)
14.18.14GlaucochroiteCaMn2+SiO4
14.18.15Truscottite(Ca,Mn)14Si24O58(OH)8 · 2H2O
14.18.16SantaclaraiteCaMn4[Si5O14OH](OH) · H2O
14.18.17FerrobustamiteCaFe2+(Si2O6)
14.18.18JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6
14.18.19NeltneriteCaMn63+(SiO4)O8
14.18.20OrlymaniteCa4Mn3Si8O20(OH)6 · 2H2O
14.18.21InesiteCa2(Mn,Fe)7Si10O28(OH)2 · 5H2O
14.18.22OrientiteCa2Mn2+Mn23+(Si3O10)(OH)4
14.18.23RuiziteCa2Mn23+[(OH)2|H2Si4O13] · 2H2O
14.18.24BostwickiteCaMn6Si3O16 · 7H2O
14.18.25KittatinnyiteCa2Mn2Mn(SiO4)2(OH)4 · 9H2O
14.18.26LithiomarsturiteLiCa2Mn2Si5O14(OH)
14.18.27SéranditeNa(Mn2+,Ca)2(HSi3O9)
14.18.28KvanefjelditeNa4(Ca,Mn)(Si3O7)2(OH)2
14.18.29MarsturiteNaCaMn3Si5O14(OH)
14.18.30RaiteNa4Mn32+Ti0.25Si8O20(OH)2 · 10H2O
14.18.31Richterite{Na}{CaNa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
14.18.32Byelorussite-(Ce)NaBa2Ce2MnTi2[Si4O12]2O2(F,OH) · H2O
14.18.33Deerite(Fe,Mn)6(Fe,Al)3[Si6O17]O3(OH)5
14.18.34Calderite(Mn2+,Ca)3(Fe3+,Al)2(SiO4)3
14.18.35PyroxmangiteMnSiO3
14.18.36Dannemorite
14.18.37Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
14.18.38BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
14.18.40ÖrebroiteMn32+(Sb5+,Fe3+)(SiO4)(O,OH)3

Other Names for Manganbabingtonite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Manganbabingtonite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1968): 53: 1064-1065.

Internet Links for Manganbabingtonite

Localities for Manganbabingtonite

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.
China
 
  • Hubei Province
    • Huangshi Prefecture
      • Daye Co.
A Borrelli specimen
  • Sichuan Province
    • Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture
      • Meigu Co.
Rob Lavinsky specimen
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku Region
      • Okayama Prefecture
        • Takahashi City
          • Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho)
            • Shitouyouze
Matsueda, H. (1980) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 5, #4, 15-77.; Matsueda, H. (1980) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 5, #4, 15-77.
  • Shikoku Island
    • Kochi Prefecture
      • Kochi City
Matsubara, S. & Kato, A. (1989) Manganbabingtonite from Mitani, Kochi City, Japan. Bulletin of the National Science Museum (Tokyo), 15, #3, 81-89.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai)
      • Sayan Mts
        • Kuragin District
          • Krasnokamensk ore field
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Graham Co.
      • Aravaipa District
        • Santa Teresa Mts
          • Aravaipa
            • Landsman Camp (Landsman group)
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 288; Reiter, B.E. (1981), Controls on lead-zinc skarn mineralization, Iron Cap mine area, Aravaipa district, Graham Co., AZ, in C. Stone and J.P. Jenney (editors), AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 13: 117-125.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 288.
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