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Rynersonite

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Formula:
Ca(Ta,Nb)2O6
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
beige-white, pink, red, ...
Lustre:
Waxy
Hardness:
Name:
For Eugene B. Rynerson, owner of the San Diego Mine. his brother Buel F. and father Fred J. Rynerson (1882-1960).
This page provides mineralogical data about Rynersonite.

Classification of Rynersonite

Approved 1974
4.DF.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
F : With large (+- medium-sized) cations; dimers and trimers of edgesharing octahedra
8.3.7.2

8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
3 : AB2O6
18.1.10

18 : Niobates and Tantalates
1 : Niobates and tantalates containing neither rare earths nor U
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First Recorded Occurrence of Rynersonite

Year of Discovery:
1974
Geological Setting of First Recorded Material:
Pegmatite

Physical Properties of Rynersonite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
beige-white, pink, red, red-brown
Streak:
white
Hardness (Mohs):
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
6.402 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.394 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Rynersonite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.5Å, b = 11.06Å, c = 5.37Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.678 : 1 : 0.486
Unit Cell Volume:
V 445.44 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Thin laths

Chemical Properties of Rynersonite

Formula:
Ca(Ta,Nb)2O6
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Rynersonite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Aeschynite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Aeschynite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Ca)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Nioboaeschynite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca,Th)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6
Nioboaeschynite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Ca,Th)(Nb,Ti,Fe,Ta)2(O,OH)6
Nioboaeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,Nd,Th)(Nb,Ti,Ta)2(O,OH)6
Tantalaeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Ca)(Ta,Ti,Nb)2O6
Vigezzite(Ca,Ce)(Nb,Ti)2O6
4.DF.05Aeschynite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
4.DF.05Aeschynite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Ca)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
4.DF.05Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
4.DF.05Nioboaeschynite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca,Th)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6
4.DF.05Nioboaeschynite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Ca,Th)(Nb,Ti,Fe,Ta)2(O,OH)6
4.DF.05Nioboaeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,Nd,Th)(Nb,Ti,Ta)2(O,OH)6
4.DF.05Tantalaeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Ca)(Ta,Ti,Nb)2O6
4.DF.05Vigezzite(Ca,Ce)(Nb,Ti)2O6
4.DF.10ChangbaiitePbNb2O6
4.DF.15Murataite-(Y)(Y,Na)6Zn(Zn,Fe3+)4(Ti,Nb,Na)12O29(O,F,OH)10F4
18.1.1LithiotantiteLi(Ta,Nb)3O8
18.1.2LueshiteNaNbO3
18.1.3NatroniobiteNaNbO3
18.1.4FranconiteNa2Nb4O11 · 9H2O
18.1.5NatrotantiteNa2Ta4O11
18.1.6IrtyshiteNa2(Ta,Nb)4O11
18.1.7Rankamaite(Na,K)3(Ta,Nb,Al)11(O,OH)31
18.1.8Hydropyrochlore(H2O,□)2Nb2(O,OH)6(H2O)
18.1.9CalciotantiteCaTa4O11
18.1.11Microlite Group
18.1.12BelyankiniteCa1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)
18.1.13Latrappite(Ca,Na)(Nb,Ti,Fe)O3
18.1.14Hochelagaite(Ca,Na,Sr)(Nb,Ti,Si,Al)4O11 · 8H2O
18.1.15Bariomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.16ParabariomicroliteBaTa4O10(OH)2 · 2H2O
18.1.17Bariopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.18AlumotantiteAlTaO4
18.1.19SimpsoniteAl4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F)
18.1.20Sosedkoite(K,Na)5Al2(Ta,Nb)22O60
18.1.21Thoreaulite(Sn2+,Pb)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.22Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.23Foordite(Sn,Pb)(Nb,Ta)2O6
18.1.24ChangbaiitePbNb2O6
18.1.25Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)
18.1.26Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.27StibiocolumbiteSb(Nb,Ta)O4
18.1.28StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
18.1.29Natrobistantite
18.1.30Cesplumtantite(Cs,Na)2(Pb,Sb3+)3Ta8O24
18.1.31Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)
18.1.32Cesstibtantite
18.1.34BismutotantaliteBi(Ta,Nb)O4
18.1.35Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.36Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6
18.1.37Gerasimovskite(Mn,Ca)(Nb,Ti)5O12 · 9H2O
18.1.38Tapiolite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.39Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
18.1.40WodginiteMn(Sn,Ta)Ta2O8
18.1.41Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
18.1.42Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6
18.1.43Tantalite-(Fe)FeTa2O6
18.1.44Columbite(Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6
18.1.45Tantalite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.46Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.47Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.48Columbite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6
18.1.50Strüverite(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
18.1.51 Staringite(Fe,Mn)x(Ta,Nb)2xSn6-3xO12

Other Names for Rynersonite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Rynersonite

Reference List:
Foord, E. E. & M. E. Mrose (1978): Rynersonite, Ca(Ta,Nb)2O6, a new mineral from San Diego County, California. American Mineralogist: 63: 709-714.

Internet Links for Rynersonite

Localities for Rynersonite

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire
      • Greenbushes Tinfield
Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Olomouc Region
      • Šumperk (Mährisch Schönberg)
        • Maršíkov (Marchendorf)
Chládek,Š.:Mineralogická charakteristika pegmatitu na Lysé hoře u Maršíkova v Hrubém Jeseníku. Bakalářská práce,Univerzita Palackého Olomouc,2011,s.1-44.
Novák, M., Černý, P.: Přehled minerálů niobu a tantalu z granitických pegmatitů České republiky. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1999, roč. 7, s. 117-131.; Novák, M.: Maršíkov - Scheibengraben. In Exkurzní průvodce po mineralogických lokalitách na Sobotínsku. Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2002, Olomouc, s. 38-41.
Madagascar
 
  • Antananarivo Province
    • Vakinankaratra Region
      • Betafo District
        • Andrembesoa Commune
          • Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely Pegmatite Field
sergio varvello photo and collection (Ec Federico Pezzotta)
Pezzotta, Federico (2007): Ta-Nb borates and other rare accessory phases in granitic pegmatites of the Itremo region, central Madagascar. Bergverksmuseet Skrift 35,97-98; RRUFF ID: R080064.2
Norway
 
  • Nordland
    • Sørfold
Kristiansen, R. (2000): Mer om rynersonitt. STEIN 27 (1), 12-14; Husdal, T. (2008): The minerals of the pegmatites within the Tysfjord granite, northern Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseet Skrift 38, 5-28.
  • Østfold
    • Halden
      • Idd
        • Aspedammen
Kristiansen, R. (2000): Mer om rynersonitt. STEIN 27 (1), 12-14/ Kristiansen, R. (2008): Nye mineralfunn i Norge. STEIN 35 (1): 17-21
  • Telemark
    • Drangedal
      • Tørdal
EDS-SEM + cell-parameters (conf.Uwe Kolitsch)/ Kristiansen, R. (2008): Nye mineralfunn i Norge. STEIN 35 (1): 17-21
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
Makagon, V. (2007) Evolution of Nb, Ta-oxide mineralization in rare-metal pegmatites of the East Sayan belt, Siberia, Russia. in Granitic Pegmatites: The State of the Art – International Symposium. 06th – 12th May 2007, Porto, Portugal. pp 46-47
Sweden
 
  • Dalarna
    • Falun
      • Kårarvet (Kararfvet; Korarfvet)
Gunnar Farber
USA
 
  • California
    • San Diego Co.
      • Mesa Grande District
        • Gem Hill
Foord, E.E. (1977): Famous mineral localities. The Himalaya Dike System. Mineralogical Record 8, 461-475
Foord, Eugene E. and Mrose, Mary E. (1978), Rynersonite, a new mineral from San Diego County, California. American Mineralogist, Volume 63, pages 709-714.
  • Colorado
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Quartz Creek Pegmatite District
Rocks & Min. Vol.71, No.3, p.193
Van King
  • Wisconsin
    • Florence Co.
      • Fern
Falster, A. , W.B. Simmons & P.B. Moore (1996) The mineralogy and geochemistry of the Animikie Red Ace pegmatite in Florence County, Wisconsin: Recent Research Developments in Mineralogy: 1: 7-67.
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