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Ramanite-(Cs)

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Formula:
Cs[B
 
5
O
 
6
(OH)
 
4
] · 2H
 
2
O
System:Monoclinic
This page provides mineralogical data about Ramanite-(Cs).

Classification of Ramanite-(Cs)

IMA status:Approved 2007
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:6.EA.10

6 : BORATES
E : Pentaborates
A : Neso-pentaborates
Dana 8th edition ID:26.5.2.3

26 : HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
5 : Pentaborates
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Type Occurrence of Ramanite-(Cs)

Type Locality:San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Crystallography of Ramanite-(Cs)

Crystal System:Monoclinic
Class (H-M):2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:B2/b {B1 1 2/b} {C2/c} {C1 2/c 1}
Cell Parameters:a = 8.13Å, b = 12.045Å, c = 11.792Å
β = 93.34°
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.675 : 1 : 0.979
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,152.78 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
6.023 (100)
3.365 (68)
2.943 (55)
3.278 (49)
3.467 (44)
3.464 (44)
5.886 (43)
3.321 (34)

Chemical Properties of Ramanite-(Cs)

Formula:
Cs[B
 
5
O
 
6
(OH)
 
4
] · 2H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:Cs[B5O6(OH)4]·2H2O
All elements listed in formula:B, Cs, H, O

Relationship of Ramanite-(Cs) to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
6.EA.05Sborgite
Na[B
 
5
O
 
6
(OH)
 
4
] · 3H
 
2
O
6.EA.05Leucostaurite
Pb
 
2
[B
 
5
O
 
9
]Cl · 0.5H
 
2
O
6.EA.10Santite
K[B
 
5
O
 
6
(OH)
 
4
] · 2H
 
2
O
6.EA.10Ramanite-(Rb)
Rb[B
 
5
O
 
6
(OH)
 
4
] · 2H
 
2
O
6.EA.15Ammonioborite
(NH
 
4
)
 
2
[B
 
5
O
 
6
(OH)
 
4
]
 
2
· H
 
2
O
6.EA.25Ulexite
NaCa[B
 
5
O
 
6
(OH)
 
6
] · 5H
 
2
O

Other Names for Ramanite-(Cs)

Synonyms:
IMA2007-007
Other Languages:

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 Ramanite-(Cs)

Reference List:

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Thomas, R., P. Davidson, & A. Hahn (2008): Ramanite-(Ce) and ramanite-(Rb): New cesium and rubidium pentaborate tetrahydrate minerals identified with Raman spectroscopy: American Mineralogist 93, 1034-1042.

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  • Localities for Ramanite-(Cs)

    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.
    Italy
     
    • Tuscany
      • Livorno Province
        • Elba Island
          • Campo nell'Elba
    New Minerals Approved in 2007: Proposals approved in May 2007
    Mozambique
     
    • Zambezia Province
      • Alto Ligonha District
    Thomas, R., Davidson, P. (2010): Hambergite-rich melt inclusions in morganite crystals from the Muiane pegmatite, Mozambique and some remarks on the paragenesis of hambergite. - Mineralogy and Petrology, 100, 3-4, 227-23
    Tajikistan
     
    • Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan (Viloyati Badakhshoni Kuni)
      • Pamir Mts
        • Rangkul' Highlands
    Thomas, R., Davidson, P. (2010): Hambergite-rich melt inclusions in morganite crystals from the Muiane pegmatite, Mozambique and some remarks on the paragenesis of hambergite. - Mineralogy and Petrology, 100, 3-4, 227-23
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