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Babingtonite from
Seebach valley, Mallnitz, Spittal an der Drau District, Carinthia, Austria

Locality type:Valley
Classification
Species:Babingtonite
Formula:Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Comments:The chemistry of babingtonite from Seebachtal (crystals up to 0.5mm) exhibits a wide range of chemical zoning caused by substitution of iron and (Mn+Mg+AI). The crystal core is enriched in iron with a mean composition of (Ca1.95Na0.01)1.96(Fe2+0.76Mn0.16Mg0.11)1.03(Fe3+0.96Al0.05)1.01[Si5014(OH)], whereas the rim chemistry is enriched in (Mn+Mg+AI) up to 0,76 apfu.
Habit:short prismatic [010] to thick tabular parallel (010)
Colour:black to greenish black
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Walter, F., Ettinger, K. and Worel, K. (2004) Babingtonit aus einer alpinen Kluft im Seebachtal bei Mallnitz, Kärnten. Carinthia II, 194./114.: 209-216.;
Walter, F. and Ettinger, K. (2005) 1404) Babingtonit vom Seebachtal bei Mallnitz und Bemerkungen zum Vorkommen von „Babingtonit" vom Krennkogel, südliche Koralpe. Pp. 287-288 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2005) Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIV. Carinthia II, 195./115., 277-315.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Babingtonite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Seebach valley, Mallnitz, Spittal an der Drau District, Carinthia, Austria
 
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