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Titanowodginite

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Formula:
MnTiTa
 
2
O
 
8
System:MonoclinicColour:Dark brown to black
Hardness:
Name:The titanium-dominant member of the wodginite group.


Wodginite Group

Classification of Titanowodginite

IMA status:Approved 1984
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/D.17-40
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.DB.40

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
B : With medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
Dana 8th edition ID:8.1.8.3

8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
1 : ABO4
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Type Occurrence of Titanowodginite

Type Locality:Tanco Mine (Bernic Lake Mine), Bernic Lake, Lac-du-Bonnet area, Manitoba, Canada
Year of Discovery:1984

Physical Properties of Titanowodginite

Lustre:Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Translucent
Colour:Dark brown to black
Streak:Dark brown
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Titanowodginite

Crystal System:Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:a = 9.46Å, b = 11.43Å, c = 5.12Å
β = 90.31°
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.828 : 1 : 0.448
Unit Cell Volume:V 553.61 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Titanowodginite

Type:Biaxial (+)
Dispersion:relatively weak

Chemical Properties of Titanowodginite

Formula:
MnTiTa
 
2
O
 
8
Simplified for copy/paste:MnTiTa2O8
Essential elements:Mn, O, Ta, Ti
All elements listed in formula:Mn, O, Ta, Ti
Common Impurities:Fe,Sn,Sc,Nb

Relationship of Titanowodginite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.DB.05Argutite
GeO
 
2
4.DB.05Cassiterite
SnO
 
2
4.DB.05Plattnerite
PbO
 
2
4.DB.05Pyrolusite
MnO
 
2
4.DB.05Rutile
TiO
 
2
4.DB.05Tripuhyite
Fe
3+
 
Sb
5+
 
O
 
4
4.DB.05Tugarinovite
MoO
 
2
4.DB.05Varlamoffite
(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)
 
2
4.DB.10Byströmite
MgSb
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Fe)
(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Mn)
(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.10Ordoñezite
ZnSb
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.15bAkhtenskite
ε-Mn
4+
 
O
 
2
4.DB.15cNsutite
(Mn
4+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)(O,OH)
 
2
4.DB.15aParamontroseite
V
4+
 
O
 
2
4.DB.15aRamsdellite
Mn
4+
 
O
 
2
4.DB.20Scrutinyite
alpha-PbO
 
2
4.DB.25Ishikawaite
U
4+
 
Fe
2+
 
Nb
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.25Ixiolite
(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)
 
4
O
 
8
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Y)
(Y,Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,U,Th,Ca)
 
2
(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.25Srilankite
ZrTi
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.25Yttrocolumbite-(Y)
Y(U
4+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)Nb
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.25Calciosamarskite
(Ca,Fe
3+
 
,Y)
 
2
(Nb,Ta,Ti)
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Yb)
(Yb,Y,Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,U,Th,Ca)
 
2
(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.30Ferberite
FeWO
 
4
4.DB.30Hübnerite
MnWO
 
4
4.DB.30Sanmartinite
(Zn,Fe)WO
 
4
4.DB.30Krasnoselskite
CoWO
 
4
4.DB.30Heftetjernite
ScTaO
 
4
4.DB.30Huanzalaite
MgWO
 
4
4.DB.35Columbite-(Fe)
FeNb
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Fe)
FeTa
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mn)
(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mn)
MnTa
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mg)
(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.35Qitianlingite
(Fe,Mn)
 
2
(Nb,Ta)
 
2
WO
 
10
4.DB.35Magnocolumbite
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mg)
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)(Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
6
4.DB.40Ferrowodginite
FeSnTa
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.40Lithiotantite
Li(Ta,Nb)
 
3
O
 
8
4.DB.40Lithiowodginite
LiTa
 
3
O
 
8
4.DB.40Wodginite
Mn(Sn,Ta)Ta
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.40Ferrotitanowodginite
Fe
2+
 
TiTa
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.40Wolframowodginite
Mn(Mn,Sn,Fe,Ta)(W,Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
8
4.DB.45Tivanite
V
3+
 
TiO
 
3
(OH)
4.DB.50Carmichaelite
(Ti,Cr,Fe)[O
 
2-x
(OH)
 
x
]
4.DB.55Alumotantite
AlTaO
 
4
4.DB.60Biehlite
((Sb,As)O)
 
2
[MoO
 
4
]

Other Names for Titanowodginite

Synonyms:
IMA1984-008
Other Languages:
German:Titanowodginit
Simplified Chinese:钛锰钽矿
Spanish:Titanowodginita

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 Titanowodginite

Reference List:

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ERCIT, T.S., HAWTHORNE, F.C. & ČERNÝ, P. (1992) The wodginite group. I. Structural crystallography. Canadian Mineralogist 30, 597-611.
ERCIT, T.S., ČERNÝ,, P., HAWTHORNE, F.C. & MCCAMMON, C.A. (1992): The wodginite group. II. Crystal chemistry. Canadian Mineralogist 30, 613-631.
ERCIT, T.S., ČERNÝ, P. & HAWTHORNE, F.C. (1992): The wodginite group. III. Classification and new species. Canadian Mineralogist 30, 633-638.

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  • Localities for Titanowodginite

    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.
    Argentina
     
    • San Luis
      • Chacabuco Department
        • Sierra de la Estranzuela
    Galliski M A, Černý P, Márquez-Zavalía M F, Chapman R (1999) Ferrotitanowodginite, Fe2+TiTa2O8, a new mineral of the wodginite group from the San Elías pegmatite, San Luis, Argentina. American Mineralogist 84, 773-777
    Canada
     
    • Manitoba
      • Lac-du-Bonnet area
        • Bernic Lake
    ERCIT, T.S., HAWTHORNE, F.C. & ČERNÝ, P. (1992) The wodginite group. I. Structural crystallography. Canadian Mineralogist 30, 597-611. ERCIT, T.S., ČERNÝ,, P., HAWTHORNE, F.C. & MCCAMMON, C.A. (1992): The wodginite group. II. Crystal chemistry. Canadian Mineralogist 30, 613-631. ERCIT, T.S., ČERNÝ, P. & HAWTHORNE, F.C. (1992): The wodginite group. III. Classification and new species. Canadian Mineralogist 30, 633-638.
    • Ontario
      • Kenora District
        • Paterson Lake Area
    Tindle, A.G. & Breaks, F.W. (1998) Oxide minerals of the Separation Rapids rare-element granitic pegmatite group, northwestern Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist, 36, 609-635.
    Can. Min. 36, 609; Tindle, A.G., Breaks, F.W., and Selway, J.B. (2002) Tourmaline in petalite-subtype gramitic pegmatites: evidence of fractionation and contamination from Pakeagama Lake and Separation Lake areas of northwestern Ontario, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 753-788.
    China
     
    • Jiangxi Province
      • Yichun Prefecture
        • Yuanzhou District
          • Yichun complex (Yashan batholith)
    Xiaolong Huang, Rucheng Wang, Changshi Liu, Xiaomin Chen, Wenlan Zhang, and Mingyuan Lai (2000): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 20(1), 22-27
    Italy
     
    • Tuscany
      • Livorno Province
        • Elba Island
          • Campo nell'Elba
    Orlandi et al., 1990. Nb-Ta oxides from Elba Island pegmatites. Atti Soc. Tosc. Sci. Nat., Mem., Serie A, 97: 161-173
    P. Orlandi, M. Pasero, N. Perchiazzi (1990) - Nb-Ta oxides from Elba Island pegmatites. - Atti Soc. Tosc. Sc. Nat., Mem. serie A, v.97: 161-173.
    Orlandi, P., & Pezzotta, F. (1997). Minerali dell'Isola d'Elba. Edizioni Novecento Grafico, Bergamo, 249 pp.
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