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Manganosite

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Formula:
MnO
System:IsometricColour:Emerald-green, darkening ...
Lustre:VitreousHardness:
Name:Named in 1874 by Christian Wilhelm Blomstrand in allusion to the composition comprised of MANGANese and Oxygen.
This page provides mineralogical data about Manganosite.

Classification of Manganosite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/A.04-40
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.AB.25

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
A : Metal: Oxygen = 2:1 and 1:1
B : M:O = 1:1 (and up to 1:1.25); with small to medium-sized cations only
Dana 8th edition ID:4.2.1.3

4 : SIMPLE OXIDES
2 : AX
Hey's CIM Ref.:7.18.1

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
18 : Oxides of Mn
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Type Occurrence of Manganosite

Type Locality:Kaiser Franz Mine (König Wilhelm Mine), Schävenholz (Schebenholz; Schäbenholz), Elbingerode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Year of Discovery:1817

Physical Properties of Manganosite

Lustre:Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent, Translucent
Colour:Emerald-green, darkening on exposure to black
Streak:Brown
Hardness (Mohs):
Density (measured):5.364 g/cm3
Density (calculated):5.36 g/cm3

Crystallography of Manganosite

Crystal System:Isometric
Class (H-M):m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:Fm3m
Cell Parameters:a = 4.44Å
Unit Cell Volume:V 87.53 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:Octahedral, sometimes modified by cube or dodecahedron. Usually irregular grains or masses.

Optical Data of Manganosite

Type:Isotropic
Type:Isotropic
Colour in reflected light:Gray
Internal Reflections:Emerald-green

Chemical Properties of Manganosite

Formula:
MnO
Essential elements:Mn, O
All elements listed in formula:Mn, O

Relationship of Manganosite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.AB.05Crednerite
CuMnO
 
2
4.AB.10Tenorite
CuO
4.AB.15Delafossite
CuFeO
 
2
4.AB.15Mcconnellite
CuCrO
 
2
4.AB.20Bromellite
BeO
4.AB.20Zincite
(Zn,Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)O
4.AB.25Bunsenite
NiO
4.AB.25Lime
CaO
4.AB.25Monteponite
CdO
4.AB.25Periclase
MgO
4.AB.25Wüstite
FeO
4.AB.30Palladinite
PdO
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
7.18.2Hausmannite
Mn
2+
 
Mn
3+
2
O
 
4
7.18.3Pyrolusite
MnO
 
2
7.18.4Ramsdellite
Mn
4+
 
O
 
2
7.18.5Akhtenskite
ε-Mn
4+
 
O
 
2
7.18.6Feitknechtite
Mn
3+
 
O(OH)
7.18.7Manganite
Mn
3+
 
O(OH)
7.18.8Groutite
Mn
3+
 
O(OH)
7.18.9Nsutite
(Mn
4+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)(O,OH)
 
2
7.18.10Pyrochroite
Mn(OH)
 
2
7.18.11Birnessite
(Na,Ca)
 
0.5
(Mn
4+
 
,Mn
3+
 
)
 
2
O
 
4
· 1.5H
 
2
O
7.18.12Aurorite
(Mn
2+
 
,Ag,Ca)Mn
4+
3
O
 
7
· 3H
 
2
O
7.18.13Cianciulliite
Mn(Mg,Mn)
 
2
Zn
 
2
(OH)
 
10
· 2-4H
 
2
O

Other Names for Manganosite

Other Languages:
German:Grünmanganerz
Manganosit
Russian:Манганозит
Simplified Chinese:方锰矿
Spanish:Manganosita

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 Manganosite

Reference List:

- +
Jasche, C.F. (1817): Das Grün-Manganerz. Kleine mineralogische Schriften vermischten Inhalts, Band 1, 10-12. (as "Grünmanganerz")

Blomstrand (1874): Gel. För. Förh.: 2: 179.

Frondel, C. (1940): American Mineralogist: 25: 534.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 501-502.

Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie (1969): 92: 500.

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  • Localities for Manganosite

    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.
    Australia
     
    • South Australia
      • Stuart Shelf
        • Roxby Downs
    Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
    Brazil
     
    • Minas Gerais
      • Conselheiro Lafaiete (former Queluz de Minas)
    http://acd.ufrj.br/geologia/posgrad/area1_d.htm
    China
     
    • Shaanxi Province
      • Ankang Prefecture
        • Ziyang Co.
    Pingyi Wan (2002): China's Manganese Industry 20(3), 1-6
      • Hanzhong Prefecture
        • Xixiang Co.
    Pingyi Wan (2002): China's Manganese Industry 20(3), 1-6
        • Zhenba Co.
    Pingyi Wan (2002): China's Manganese Industry 20(3), 1-6
    • Sichuan Province
      • Dazhou Prefecture
        • Wanyuan Co.
    Pingyi Wan (2002): China's Manganese Industry 20(3), 1-6
    Pingyi Wan (2002): China's Manganese Industry 20(3), 1-6
      • Leshan Prefecture
        • Jinkouhe District
    Xingfen Wang (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(12), 8-11; Hongjun Qu (1992): Geology and Prospecting 28(6), 1-5; Fan, D., Hein, J.R., and Ye, J. (1999): Ore Geology Reviews 15(1), 135-151
      • Meishan Prefecture
        • Hongya Co.
    Hongjun Qu (1992): Geology and Prospecting 28(6), 1-5
      • Ya'an Prefecture
        • Hanyuan Co.
    Hongjun Qu (1992): Geology and Prospecting 28(6), 1-5; Fan, D., Hein, J.R., and Ye, J. (1999): Ore Geology Reviews 15(1), 135-151
    Hongjun Qu (1992): Geology and Prospecting 28(6), 1-5
    • Yunnan Province
      • Dali Autonomous Prefecture
        • Heqing Co.
    Yuchun Yang (1990): Geology and Prospecting 26(8), 20-23
    Germany
     
    • Saxony-Anhalt
      • Harz
        • Elbingerode
          • Schävenholz (Schebenholz; Schäbenholz)
    C.F. Jasche (1817): Das Grün-Manganerz.- Kleine mineralogische Schriften vermischten Inhalts, Band 1, 10-12; http://de.geocities.com/stollentrollxx/typloc/manganosit.html.
    Ghana
     
    • Western Region
      • Tarkwa
    Mücke, A., Dzigbodi-Adjimah, K., and Annor, A. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 297-311.
    Greece
     
    • Macedonia Department
      • Kavála Prefecture
        • Kavála
    Andrew P. Fornadel, Paul G. Spry, Vasilios Melfos, Michael Vavelidis and Panagiotis Ch. Voudouris (2011): Is the Palea Kavala Bi–Te–Pb–Sb ± Au district, northeastern Greece, an intrusion-related system? Ore Geology Reviews, 39, 119-133.
    India
     
    • Karnataka
      • Bellary District
        • Bellary-Hospet iron belt
          • Sandur
    Rao, J. S. R. K., Naidu, B. V. & Rao, K. V. (1979): Ore microscopic, x-ray and trace elemental data on manganese ores from Sandur, Karnataka, India. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica 24, 91-97.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chubu Region
        • Aichi Prefecture
          • Kita-Shidara-gun
            • Shidara-cho
    Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.
        • Fukui Prefecture
          • Mikata-kaminaka-gun
            • Wakasa-cho
    Kato, A. (2010) Mumeikai Group meeting, No. 30.
        • Gifu Prefecture
    Lee, D. E. (1955)
        • Nagano Prefecture
          • Kami-Ina-gun
    Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.
    Akira Kato (2011) Explanations of distributed specimens at the Ordinary Meeting of Mumeikai Group, No. 34 (January, 20011).
    Akira Kato (2011) Explanations of distributed specimens at the Ordinary Meeting of Mumeikai Group, No. 34 (January, 20011).
      • Chugoku Region
        • Yamaguchi Prefecture
          • Kudamatsu City
    Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.
    Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.
      • Kanto Region
        • Gunma Prefecture
    Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.
          • Kiryuu City
    Alfredo Petrov collection; A.Matsubara, S., & Kato (1980). Nagashimalite, Ba4 (V3+, Ti) 4 [(O, OH) 2| Cl| Si8B2O27], a new mineral from the Mogurazawa mine, Gumma prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Journal, 10(3), 122-130.
          • Midori City
    Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.
    Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
        • Ibaraki Prefecture
          • Takanomine mine
    Mayumi Yoshinaga (1963) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 14, 1, 1-22.
        • Saitama Prefecture
          • Chichibu City
            • Urayama
    K. Nishikubo, T. Yamada, A. Harada, M. Takizawa, K. Tange, Y. Kosuge, R. Miyawaki, and S. Matsubara (2005) "Rambergite from the Hirogawara mine, Urayama, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan"
        • Tochigi Prefecture
    Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.
          • Kanuma City
    Mayumi Yoshinaga (1963) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 14, 1, 1-22.; Akira Kato (undated manuscript): Country rock and Minerals of the Kaso mine, Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture. (in japanese); Yoshinaga, Mayumi. "Sonolite, a new manganese silicate mineral." Mem Fac Sci Kyushu Univ Ser D Geol 14 (1963): 1-21.
    Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.
          • Nikko City
            • Ashio-machi
    Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.
    Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.
    Handbook of Mineralogy
        • Tokyo Metropolis
          • Nishi-Tama-gun
            • Okutama-cho
    Bull. Kanagawa pref. Mus. (Nat. Sci.), 22, 25-32 (1993)
      • Kinki Region
        • Kyoto Prefecture
    Mayumi Yoshinaga (1963) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 14, 1, 1-22.
          • Nantan City
    Hiroaki Tano specimen, and many Japanese collectors have it
        • Shiga Prefecture
          • Ritto City
    Symposium sobre yacimientos de manganeso, Tomo IV, Mexico (1956); Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.; Yoshinaga, Mayumi. "Sonolite, a new manganese silicate mineral." Mem Fac Sci Kyushu Univ Ser D Geol 14 (1963): 1-21.
      • Tohoku Region
        • Fukushima Prefecture
          • Iwaki
    Mineralogical Journal Vol. 18 (1996) , No. 4 pp 155-160
          • Nishiaizu-machi
    Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.
        • Iwate Prefecture
          • Noda
    Matsubara, S. (2002) Minerals in Japan. (Field Best Encyclopedia series, vol 15, 260pp).; Katsu Kaneko (1956) Symposium del Manganeso, XX Congreso Geologico Internacional, Mexico D.F.
          • Shimohei-gun
            • Yamada
    Dr. Matsuo Nambu ore collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
    • Kyushu Region
      • Miyazaki prefecture
        • Takachiho
    Uehara, S., et al (2014) MInerals from Kyushu and Yamaguchi. (Fukuoka Mineral Club, 355 pages)
    • Shikoku Island
      • Ehime Prefecture
        • Iyo-gun
          • Tobe-cho
    Fukuoka, M. (1981) Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Series D, Geology, 24, #4, 207-252.
    Kyrgyzstan
     
    • Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast
      • Inyl'chek Range
        • Muzeinyi Valley
    L.A. Pautov data
    Mexico
     
    • Puebla
      • Mun. de Zacatlán
    J. Arturo Gomez-Caballero, M. Guadalupe Villasenor-Cabral, Patricia Santiago-Jacinto, and Francisco Ponce-Abad (2010) Hypogene ba-rich todorokite and associated nanometric native silver in the San Miguel Tenango mining area, Zacatlan, Puebla, Mexico. The Canadian Mineralogist (October 2010), 48(5):1237-1253
    Namibia
     
    • Otjozondjupa Region
      • Grootfontein District
        • Kombat
    Dunn, P.J. (1991), Rare minerals of the Kombat Mine, Mineralogical Record: 22(6): 421-425.
    Slovakia
     
    • Košice Region
      • Rožňava Co.
        • Rožňava (Rosenau; Rozsnyó)
          • Čučma
    Martin Števko, unpublished-EMPA-WDS and PXRD confirmed
    Sweden
     
    • Dalarna
      • Hedemora
        • Garpenberg
    Grensman, F., Kalinowski, M.P. and Sandström, F. (2001): Garpenberg Norra. Litofilen. 18 (2), 26-46.
    • Värmland
      • Filipstad
    J. Solid State Chem. 58 (1985), 56; Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183.
        • Långban district
    No reference listed
        • Nordmark (Nordmarksberg)
    Min.Mag.(1978) 42, 133-136
    Nysten, P. (1994): Alabandit och synadelfit, Nordmark. Långbansnytt. vol 10. [reprinted in: Långbansnytt. De första 20 åren 1983-2003. Långbansällskapet - Skrifter och rapporter. 2, 43]
    Mineralogical Magazine (1998) 62 (3), 395-407
        • Persberg district
          • Pajsberg
    Nysten, P. (2004): Harstigen ett mineralogisk eldorado i Bergslagen. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift 28: 5-13
    Switzerland
     
    • St Gallen
      • Alvier Group
        • Sargans
    Die Mineralien der Schweiz, M. Weibel et al. 1990; Roth, P. & Meisser, N. (2013): Die seltenen Mineralien der Bündner Manganvorkommen. Schweizer Strahler 47 (3), 8-21 (in German and French).
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Turtmann Valley
        • Pipjitälli
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 347.; Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
      • Zermatt - Saas Fee area
        • Matt Valley
          • Täsch Valley
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 267.
    UK
     
    • England
      • Devon
        • Dartmoor & Teign Valley District
          • Doddiscombsleigh
    Bernie Millington Collection
    • Wales
      • Gwynedd (Caernarvonshire)
        • Lleyn Peninsula
          • Llanfaelrhys
            • Rhiw
    No reference listed
    USA
     
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex Co.
        • Franklin Mining District
          • Franklin
    Frondel, C.: Am.Min.:25:207,534-538 (1940); McSween, H.Y., Jr: Econ. Geology:71:814-817 (1976); Palache(1935):37; Dunn(1995):Pt4:600-601.
    Palache(1935):37.
    • New Mexico
      • Socorro Co.
    Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd rev. ed., 1996
    • Virginia
      • Pittsylvania Co.
        • James River-Roanoke River Mn-Fe-Ba District
    AmMin 87:690-698 (2002)
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