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This page provides mineralogical data about Rongibbsite.

Classification of Rongibbsite

IMA status:Approved 2010
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Type Occurrence of Rongibbsite

Type Locality:Unnamed prospect, Big Horn Mts, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA

Crystallography of Rongibbsite

Crystal System:Monoclinic
Class (H-M):2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:B2/m
Space Group Setting:C2/m
Cell Parameters:a = 12.6018(10) Å, b = 13.9132(13) Å, c = 7.8356(6) Å
β = 125.463(4)°
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.906 : 1 : 0.563
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,118.97 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
6.821 (78)
6.075 (100)
3.990 (99)
3.481 (81)
3.478 (82)
3.322 (76)
2.842 (91)
2.753 (87)

Chemical Properties of Rongibbsite

Simplified for copy/paste:Pb2(Si4Al)O11(OH)
Essential elements:Al, H, O, Pb, Si
All elements listed in formula:Al, H, O, Pb, Si

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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 Rongibbsite

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Yang, H., Jenkins, R.A., Downs, R.T., Evans, S.H., Bloch, E.M. and Halpern, A.J. (2010) Rongibbsite, IMA 2010-055. CNMNC Newsletter No. 7, February 2010, page 29 Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 27-31.

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  • Localities for Rongibbsite

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    • Arizona
      • Maricopa Co.
        • Big Horn Mts
    Yang, H., Jenkins, R.A., Downs, R.T., Evans, S.H., Bloch, E.M. and Halpern, A.J. (2010) Rongibbsite, IMA 2010-055. CNMNC Newsletter No. 7, February 2010, page 29 Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 27-31.; Ron Layton
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