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Kanonerovite

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Formula:
Na3Mn2+(P3O10) · 12H2O
Colour:
colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2½ - 3
Specific Gravity:
1.91
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honor of Aleksandr Anatol'evich Kanonerov (Александра Анатольевича Канонерова) (27 February 1955 - 27 September 2003), mining historian (Nizhnii Tagil Museum of Mining Industry), who found the mineral.
Mn2+ analogue of Hylbrownite.


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Classification of KanoneroviteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1997
First Published:
2002
8.FC.30

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
F : Polyphosphates, Polyarsenates, [4]-Polyvanadates
C : Polyphosphates, etc., with H2O only

Physical Properties of KanoneroviteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
colourless
Streak:
white
Hardness:
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale
Hardness Data:
Measured
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Poor/Indistinct
(010)
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
1.91 g/cm3 (Measured)    1.9 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of KanoneroviteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.453 nγ = 1.459
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.006
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic
Comments:
b and 2V were not measured because of the very thin lamellar habit.

Chemical Properties of KanoneroviteHide

Formula:
Na3Mn2+(P3O10) · 12H2O
IMA Formula:
Na3MnP3O10 · 12H2O

Crystallography of KanoneroviteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.71 Å, b = 9.33 Å, c = 15.13 Å
β = 89.8°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.577 : 1 : 1.622
Unit Cell V:
2075 ų
Z:
4
Morphology:
radial-lamellar cotton-like aggregates
Comment:
P 2/1 n

Type Occurrence of KanoneroviteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
radial-lamellar aggregates, 0.1 - 1.2 mm in diameter
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical Museum, Ilmen Natural Reserve, Miass, Russia.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
found in a pegmatite vein
Reference:
Popova, V.I., Popov, V.A., Sokolova, E.V., Ferraris, G., Chukanov, N.V. (2002) Kanonerovite, MnNa3P3O10·12H2O, first triphosphate mineral (Kazennitsa pegmatite, Middle Urals, Russia). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 2002: 117-127.

Synonyms of KanoneroviteHide

Other Language Names for KanoneroviteHide

Simplified Chinese:水磷锰钠石
Spanish:Kanonerovita
Traditional Chinese:水磷錳鈉石

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8.FC.05FianeliteMn2+2((V,As)2O7) · 2H2OMon.
8.FC.10CanaphiteNa2Ca(P2O7) · 4H2OMon.
8.FC.15PintadoiteCa2(V2O7) · 9H2O
8.FC.20Arnhemite(K,Na)4Mg2(P2O7)2 · 5H2OHex.
8.FC.25WooldridgeiteNa2CaCu2+2(P2O7)2 · 10H2OOrth. mm2 : Fdd2

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Not soluble in water, soluble in nitric acid.
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 KanoneroviteHide

Reference List:
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Lightfoot, P., Cheetham, A.K. (1987) Structure of manganese(II) trisodium tripolyphosphate dodecahydrate. Acta Crystallographica: C43: 4-7.
Popova, V.I., Popov, V.A., Sokolova, E.V., Ferraris, G., Chukanov, N.V. (2002) Kanonerovite, MnNa3P3O10·12H2O, first triphosphate mineral (Kazennitsa pegmatite, Middle Urals, Russia). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 2002: 117-127.
Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (2002) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 87: 1731-1735.
Mandarino, J.A. (2002) New minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 40: 1527-1550.
Pekov, I.V. (2007) New minerals from former Soviet Union countries, 1998-2006: new minerals approved by the IMA commission on new minerals and mineral names. Mineralogical Almanac: 11: 9-51.

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Localities for KanoneroviteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
        • Yuzhakovo Village
          • Alabashka pegmatite field
Popova, V. I., Popov, V. A., Sokolova, E. V., Ferraris, G., & Chukanov, N. V. (2002). Kanonerovite, MnNa3P3O10· 12H2O, first triphosphate mineral (Kazennitsa pegmatite, Middle Urals, Russia). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Monatshefte, 2002(3), 117-127.
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