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Colinowensite

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Colin R. Owen
Formula:
BaCuSi2O6
System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named after Colin R. Owen, a mineral dealer from Somerset West, South Africa.
New structure type.

Found in the Central-Eastern orebody of the Wessel's mine.

Classification of Colinowensite

Approved 2012
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Type Occurrence of Colinowensite

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is preserved in the collections of the Institute für Mineralogie und Kristallographie, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, catalogue number HS13.097.

Crystallography of Colinowensite

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
I41/acd
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.966(1) Å, c = 22.293(3) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.237
Unit Cell Volume:
V 2,214.17 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.577 (31)
4.997 (30)
4.560 (31)
3.533 (70)
2.985 (100)
2.499 (57)
2.280 (23)
1.767 (19)

Chemical Properties of Colinowensite

Formula:
BaCuSi2O6
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Colinowensite

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 Colinowensite

Reference List:
Rieck, B. (2013) Colinowensite, IMA 2012-060. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 6; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12.

Internet Links for Colinowensite

Localities for Colinowensite

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.
South Africa (TL)
 
  • Northern Cape Province
    • Kalahari manganese field
      • Hotazel
Rieck, B. (2013) Colinowensite, IMA 2012-060. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 6; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12.
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