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Strickland Quarry (Eureka Quarry), Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries), Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
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|System:||Monoclinic||Colour:||Red-brown, dark brown to ...|
|Name:||Named after one of its discovery localities, Wodgina, Marble Bar, Western Australia, Australia.|
Classification of Wodginite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||4/D.17-50|
|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:||18.104.22.168|
8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
1 : ABO4
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||18.1.40|
18 : Niobates and Tantalates
1 : Niobates and tantalates containing neither rare earths nor U
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Type Occurrence of Wodginite
|Co-type Localities:||Wodgina Mine (Wodgina pegmatite; Main tantalite dyke), Port Hedland Shire, Western Australia, Australia|
Tanco Mine (Bernic Lake Mine), Bernic Lake, Lac-du-Bonnet area, Manitoba, Canada
|Year of Discovery:||1963|
Physical Properties of Wodginite
|Colour:||Red-brown, dark brown to black|
Crystallography of Wodginite
Chemical Properties of Wodginite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Mn(Sn,Ta)Ta2O8|
|Essential elements:||Mn, O, Sn, Ta|
|All elements listed in formula:||Mn, O, Sn, Ta|
Relationship of Wodginite to other Species
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Other Names for Wodginite
|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 Wodginite
NICKEL, E.H., ROWLAND, J.F. & MCADAM, R.C. (1963): Wodginite B a new tinBmanganese tantalate from Wodgina, Australia and Bernic Lake, Manitoba. Canadian Mineralogist 7, 390-402. Abstracted in:American Mineralogist (48): (1963): 1417.
FERGUSON, R.B., HAWTHORNE, F.C. & GRICE, J.D. (1976): The crystal structures of tantalite, ixiolite and wodginite from Bernic Lake, Manitoba. II. Wodginite. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 550-560.
ERCIT, T.S., ERN, P., HAWTHORNE, F.C. & MCCAMMON, C.A. (1992): The wodginite group. II. Crystal chemistry. Canadian Mineralogist 30, 613-631.
ERCIT, T.S., ERN, P. & HAWTHORNE, F.C. (1992): The wodginite group. III. Classification and new species. Canadian Mineralogist 30, 633-638.
Lahti, S. I. (1982): New pseudo-orthorhombic wodginite variety from the Erajarvi pegmatite area. Geologi 34, 6-7 (in Finnish).
Internet Links for Wodginite
|Specimens:||The following Wodginite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.|
Localities for Wodginite
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.