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The native element, described in 2001 without I.M.A. approval.

Classification of Manganese

Rejected by the IMA

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
E : Iron-chromium family
Dana 7th ed.:

Physical Properties of Manganese

Diaphaneity (Transparency):
dark gey
Hardness (Mohs):
None Observed
7.01 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of Manganese

Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Manganese

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
4 3m - Hextetrahedral
Space Group:
I4 3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.287 Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 248.50 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
angular grains
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
2.09 (100)
1.99 (80)
1.23 (60)

Relationship of Manganese to other Species

1.AE.15ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)

Other Names for Manganese

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:自然锰

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 Manganese

Reference List:
Kim, A.A. & Zayakina, N.V. (2001): Otechstvennaya Geologia H.5, 32-34 (in Russian); English abstract in American Mineralogist (2003): 88: 933; German abstract in Lapis (2003): 28: 30.

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Localities for Manganese

This 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.
  • Santiago del Estero
    • Ojo de Agua Department
Franchini, M., Lira, R., Meinert, L., Ríos, F. J., Poklepovic, M. F., Impiccini, A., & Millone, H. A. (2005). Na-Fe-Ca Alteration and LREE (Th-Nb) Mineralization in Marble and Granitoids of Sierra de Sumampa, Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Economic Geology, 100(4), 733-764.
  • Tucumán
    • Burruyacú Department
Hugo A. Peña (1970). Minerales y rocas de aplicación de la Provincia de Tucumán. Dirección Provincial de Minas. Tucumán.
Hugo A. Peña (1970). Minerales y rocas de aplicación de la Provincia de Tucumán. Dirección Provincial de Minas. Tucumán.
G. Álvarez (1938). Minerales de Mnganeso de Tucumán. Cuaderno de Mineralogía y Geología de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Tomo I, Nº 3.
    • Lules Department
G. Álvarez (1938). Minerales de Manganeso de Tucumán. Cuadernos de Mineralogía y Geología de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Tomo I, Nº3.
G. Álvarez (1938). Minerales de Manganeso de Tucumán. Cuadernos de Mineralogía y Geología de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Tomo I, Nº3.
G. Álvarez (1938). Minerales de manganeso de Tucumán. Cuadernos de Mineralogía y Geología de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Tomo I, Nº3.
  • Northern Territory
    • Barkly Region
      • Tennant Creek
Barclay, J. (1964), Geology and Diamond Drilling at the Pinnacles Mine Tennant Creek Northern Territory, Department of National Development/Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth of Australia, Record 1964/60, 1964
  • South Australia
    • Flinders Ranges
      • South Flinders Ranges
        • Cradock
Gee, L.C.E. & Brown, H.Y.L., (1908), Record of The Mines of South Australia, 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Western Australia
    • Cue Shire
      • Cue
The West Australian newspaper (Perth); Wolfran near Cue. Large Areas Taken Up; 13/11/1937 and The Daily News newspaper (Perth); Cometvale Has Tonnes of Gun and Shell Mineral; 04/09/1937
    • Laverton Shire
      • Laverton
Ravensgate Mining Consultants (2007), Independent Technical Report for the Laverton Gold Project Western Australia for Cresecent Gold Ltd, 11/06/2007, Focus Minerald Ltd (2014-2015 drilling campaign) hot copper thread01/05/2015
    • Menzies Shire
      • Mulline Goldfield
Linterm, M.J., Butt, C.R.M. (1998), The Distribution of Gold and Other Elements in Soils at Mulline Western Australia, CRC LEME, Nov 1998
  • Styria
    • Feldbach
      • Mühldorf
peter neschen collection
  • Atacama Region
    • Chañaral Province
      • Siete Vetas district
Sernageomin database 2006;Stgo de Chile
    • Copiapó Province
      • Zapallar district
Sernageomin database 2006;Stgo de Chile
  • Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)
    • Kykládes Prefecture
      • Cyclade Islands (Cyclades; Kikladhes; Nomos Kikladhon)
        • Milos Island (Melos)
KILIAS, S. P. (2012). MICROBIAL MAT–RELATED STRUCTURES IN THE QUATERNARY CAPE VANI MANGANESE-OXIDE (-BARITE) DEPOSIT, NW MILOS ISLAND, GREECE. Microbial Mats in Siliciclastic Depositional Systems Through Time, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Special Publication, 101, 97-100.
  • Macedonia Department
    • Chalkidiki Prefecture
      • Cassandra Mines
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Aldan
A.A. Kim, N.V. Zayakina (2001) Native manganese from alkali picrites of central Aldan. Otechestvennaya Geologia, (5), 32–34 (in Russian).
South Africa
  • Northern Cape Province
    • Kalahari manganese field
Preston, P. C. C. R. (2009). Physical and chemical characterization of the manganese ore bed at the Mamatwan mine, Kalahari manganese field (Doctoral dissertation).
    • Postmasburg manganese field
      • Kathu
        • Sishen
John M. Moore, Barbara K. Kuhn, Darren F. Mark, and Harilaos Tsikos (2011): A sugilite-bearing assemblage from the Wolhaarkop breccia, Bruce iron-ore mine, South Africa: Evidence for alkali metasomatism and 40Ar-39Ar dating. Eur. J. Mineral. 23, 661-673.
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