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Cerchiara Mine, Borghetto Vara, Vara Valley, La Spezia Province, Liguria, Italy
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IMA Proposal No 05-B (2005) specifies that the name has been modified to remove the accent from the first e, and this has been updated here to take this into account.
Ba analogue of Hennomartinite
Classification of Noelbensonite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/C.10-17|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.BE.05|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
B : Sorosilicates
E : Si2O7 groups, with additional anions; cations in octahedral  and greater coordination
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Type Occurrence of Noelbensonite
|Type Locality:||Woods Mine (Wood's Rhodonite Mine), Tamworth, Darling Co., New South Wales, Australia|
Physical Properties of Noelbensonite
Crystallography of Noelbensonite
Optical Data of Noelbensonite
|RI values:||nα = 1.820 nβ = 1.845 nγ = 1.850|
|2V:||Measured: 46° , Calculated: 46°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.030|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Surface Relief:||Very High|
|Dispersion:||distinct to strong|
Chemical Properties of Noelbensonite
|Essential elements:||Ba, H, Mn, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ba, H, Mn, O, Si|
Relationship of Noelbensonite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
Other Names for Noelbensonite
|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 Noelbensonite
Mineralogical Record: 27: 465.
Mineralogical Magazine (1996): 60: 369-374.
Internet Links for Noelbensonite
Localities for Noelbensonite
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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: Alcoutim, Faro District, PortugalFrom Rui Nunes, 8th Dec 2013 10:21:43