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Tanohataite

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Formula:
LiMn
 
2
(HSi
 
3
O
 
9
)
System:Triclinic
Member of:Wollastonite Group
Name:Named for the type locality.
Isostructural with:Wollastonite


Wollastonite Group. The Li analogue of sérandite.

Classification of Tanohataite

IMA status:Approved 2007
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Type Occurrence of Tanohataite

Type Locality:Matsumaezawa pit (no. 3 orebody), Tanohata mine, Shimohei-gun, Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan
Geological Setting of type material:metasedimentary

Crystallography of Tanohataite

Crystal System:Triclinic
Class (H-M):1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:P1
Cell Parameters:a = 7.612Å, b = 7.038Å, c = 6.700Å
α = 90.23°, β = 94.70°, γ = 105.26°
Ratio:a:b:c = 1.082 : 1 : 0.952
Unit Cell Volume:V 345.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Tanohataite

Formula:
LiMn
 
2
(HSi
 
3
O
 
9
)
Simplified for copy/paste:LiMn2(HSi3O9)
Essential elements:H, Li, Mn, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:H, Li, Mn, O, Si

Relationship of Tanohataite to other Species

Member of:Wollastonite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Bustamite
CaMn
2+
 
(Si
 
2
O
 
6
)
Ferrobustamite
Ca(Fe
2+
 
,Ca,Mn
2+
 
)(Si
 
2
O
 
6
)
Keatingine
Pectolite
NaCa
 
2
(HSi
 
3
O
 
9
)
Sérandite
Na(Mn
2+
 
,Ca)
 
2
(HSi
 
3
O
 
9
)
Wollastonite
CaSiO
 
3

Other Names for Tanohataite

Synonyms:
IMA2007-019
Other Languages:
Japanese:田野畑石

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 Tanohataite

Reference List:

- +
Nagase, Toshiro; Hori, Hidemichi; Kitamine, Mizuya; Nagashima, Mariko; Abduriyim, Ahmadjan; Kuribayashi, Takahiro (2012): Tanohataite, LiMn2Si3O8(OH): a new mineral from the Tanohata mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 107, 149-154.

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  • Localities for Tanohataite

    (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.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Tohoku Region
        • Iwate Prefecture
          • Shimohei-gun
            • Tanohata mine
    Nagase, Toshiro; Hori, Hidemichi; Kitamine, Mizuya; Nagashima, Mariko; Abduriyim, Ahmadjan; Kuribayashi, Takahiro (2012): Tanohataite, LiMn2Si3O8(OH): a new mineral from the Tanohata mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 107, 149-154.
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