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Scandian Ixiolite (of von Knorring)

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A variety of Ixiolite

Probably a new species because of the Nb-dominance (ixiolite is defined as being Ta-dominant).

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Classification of Scandian Ixiolite (of von Knorring)

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Chemical Properties of Scandian Ixiolite (of von Knorring)

Simplified for copy/paste:(Nb,Ta,Ti,Sc,Fe,Mn)4O8
All elements listed in formula:Fe, Mn, Nb, O, Sc, Ta, Ti

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 Scandian Ixiolite (of von Knorring)

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von Knorring, O., Sahama, Th.G. & Lehtinen, M. (1969): Scandian ixiolite from Mozambique and Madagascar. Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland, 41, 75-77.

Wise, M.A., Černý, P., Falster, A.U. (1998): Scandium substitution in columbite-group minerals and ixiolite. Canadian Mineralogist 36, 673-680.

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  • Localities for Scandian Ixiolite (of von Knorring)

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    • Antananarivo Province
      • Vakinankaratra Region
    v. Knorring, O. V., Sahama, Th.G. (1969): Scandian ixiolite from Mozambique and Madagascar. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland. 41: 75-77
    • Zambezia Province
      • Alto Ligonha District
    P.M. Kartashov data
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
        • Chitinskaya Oblast'
          • Krasnyi Chikoy
            • Malkhan pegmatite field (Malchan; "Malechansk")
    Badanina, E.V., Gordienko, V.V., Wiechowski, A., and Friedrich, G. (2008): Geology of ore Deposits 50(8), 772-781.
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