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Chestermanite

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Formula:
Mg
 
2
(Fe
3+
 
,Mn
3+
 
,Al,Sb
3+
 
)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
System:OrthorhombicHardness:6
Member of:Orthopinakiolite Group
This page provides mineralogical data about Chestermanite.

Classification of Chestermanite

IMA status:Approved 1986
Strunz 8th edition ID:5/G.04-70
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:6.AB.40

6 : BORATES
A : Monoborates
B : BO3, with additional anions; 1(D) + OH, etc.
Dana 8th edition ID:24.2.1.5

24 : ANHYDROUS BORATES
2 : A2BO2[XO3]
Hey's CIM Ref.:9.8.4

9 : Borates
8 : Borates of Fe
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Type Occurrence of Chestermanite

Type Locality:Unnamed Skarn occurrence [1], Lakeshore, Fresno Co., California, USA
Year of Discovery:1986

Physical Properties of Chestermanite

Hardness (Mohs):6

Crystallography of Chestermanite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:a = 18.53Å, b = 12.27Å, c = 6.04Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 1.51 : 1 : 0.492
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,373.27 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Chestermanite

Type:Biaxial (+)
RI values: nα = 1.753 nβ = 1.763 nγ = 1.791
2V:Measured: 63° , Calculated: 64°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.038

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:High
Dispersion:distinct to strong

Chemical Properties of Chestermanite

Formula:
Mg
 
2
(Fe
3+
 
,Mn
3+
 
,Al,Sb
3+
 
)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:Mg2(Fe3+,Mn3+,Al,Sb3+)(BO3)O2
Essential elements:B, Fe, Mg, O
All elements listed in formula:Al, B, Fe, Mg, Mn, O, Sb

Relationship of Chestermanite to other Species

Member of:Orthopinakiolite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Blatterite
(Mn
2+
 
,Mg)
 
2
(Mn
3+
 
,Sb
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
Orthopinakiolite
(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
2
Mn
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
Takéuchiite
(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
2
(Mn
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
6.AB.05Hambergite
Be
 
2
(BO
 
3
)(OH)
6.AB.10Berborite
Be
 
2
(BO
 
3
)(OH,F) · H
 
2
O
6.AB.15Jeremejevite
Al
 
6
(BO
 
3
)
 
5
(F,OH)
 
3
6.AB.20Warwickite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
Ti(BO
 
3
)
 
2
O
 
2
6.AB.20Yuanfuliite
Mg(Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,Al,Ti,Mg)(BO
 
3
)O
6.AB.25Karlite
Mg
 
7
(BO
 
3
)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
5
6.AB.30Azoproite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
(Fe
3+
 
,Ti,Mg)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.30Bonaccordite
Ni
 
2
Fe
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.30Fredrikssonite
Mg
 
2
(Mn
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.30Ludwigite
Mg
 
2
Fe
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.30Vonsenite
Fe
2+
2
Fe
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.35Pinakiolite
(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
2
Mn
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.40Blatterite
(Mn
2+
 
,Mg)
 
2
(Mn
3+
 
,Sb
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.40Orthopinakiolite
(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
2
Mn
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.40Takéuchiite
(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
2
(Mn
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.45Hulsite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg)
 
2
(Fe
3+
 
,Sn)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.45Magnesiohulsite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
(Fe
3+
 
,Sn,Mg)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.45Aluminomagnesiohulsite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
(Al,Mg,Sn)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.50Fluoborite
Mg
 
3
(BO
 
3
)(F,OH)
 
3
6.AB.50Hydroxylborite
Mg
 
3
(BO
 
3
)(OH)
 
3
6.AB.55Shabynite
Mg
 
5
(BO
 
3
)(OH)
 
5
(Cl,OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
6.AB.55Wightmanite
Mg
 
5
(BO
 
3
)O(OH)
 
5
· 2H
 
2
O
6.AB.60Gaudefroyite
Ca
 
4
Mn
3+
2-3
(BO
 
3
)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)(O,OH)
 
3
6.AB.65Sakhaite
Ca
 
12
Mg
 
4
(BO
 
3
)
 
7
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
Cl
6.AB.70Harkerite
Ca
 
12
Mg
 
4
Al(BO
 
3
)
 
3
(SiO
 
4
)
 
4
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
6.AB.75Pertsevite-(F)
Mg
 
2
(BO
 
3
)(F,OH)
6.AB.75Pertsevite-(OH)
Mg
 
2
(BO
 
3
)(OH)
6.AB.80Jacquesdietrichite
Cu
 
2
(H
 
2
BO
 
3
)(OH)
 
3
6.AB.85Painite
CaZrAl
 
9
(BO
 
3
)O
 
15
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
9.8.1Vonsenite
Fe
2+
2
Fe
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
9.8.2Ludwigite
Mg
 
2
Fe
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
9.8.3Fredrikssonite
Mg
 
2
(Mn
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2

Other Names for Chestermanite

Synonyms:
IMA1986-058
Other Languages:
German:Chestermanit
Russian:Честерманит
Spanish:Chestermanita

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 Chestermanite

Reference List:

- +
Erd R C, Foord E E (1988): Chestermanite, a new member of the ludwigite-pinakiolite group from Fresno County, California. The Canadian Mineralogist, 26, 911-916. [Abs. in American Mineralogist (1990): 75: 431.]

Alfredsson V, Bovin J O, Norrestam R, Terasaki O (1991): The structure of the mineral chestermanite, Mg2.25Al0.16Fe0.43Ti0.02Sb0.13O2BO3. A combined single-crystal X-ray and HREM study. Acta Chemica Scandinavica 45, 797-804.

Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).

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  • Localities for Chestermanite

    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.
    USA
     
    • California
      • Fresno Co.
        • Lakeshore
    Canadian Minelalogist Vol.26, pp. 911-916 (1988)
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