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This page provides mineralogical data about Magbasite.
Classification of Magbasite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/C.32-10|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.HA.25|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
H : Unclassified silicates
A : With Alkali and Alkali-earth Elements
|Dana 8th edition ID:||69.2.1c.1|
69 : INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
2 : Chains with Side Branches or Loops with P>2
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||17.2.10|
17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
2 : Silicates with fluoride
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Type Occurrence of Magbasite
|Type Locality:||Bayan Obo deposit (Bayun-Obo deposit; Baiyunebo deposit), Bayan Obo, Bayan Obo Mining District, Baotou League (Baotou Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China|
|Year of Discovery:||1965|
Physical Properties of Magbasite
Optical Data of Magbasite
|RI values:||nα = 1.597 nβ = 1.609 nγ = 1.615|
|2V:||Measured: 70° , Calculated: 70°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.018|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Dispersion:||r < v weak|
Chemical Properties of Magbasite
|Essential elements:||Al, Ba, F, K, Mg, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, Ba, F, Fe, K, Mg, O, Sc, Si|
Relationship of Magbasite to other Species
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Other Names for Magbasite
|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 Magbasite
Semenov, I. E., A. R Khomyakov, and A. V. Bukova (1965): Magbasite - New mineral. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR 163(3), 718-719 (in Russian). - American Mineralogist (1966), 51, 530 (abstract).
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology (1979), 69, 249.
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Localities for Magbasite
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(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.
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Locality Updated: New Discovery prospect, Kaweah, Tulare Co., California, USAFrom Chester S. Lemanski, Jr., 8th Dec 2013 17:57:03