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May contain divalent Mn replacing Fe.
Crystal System:
The Fe analogue of bustamite.

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Classification of FerrobustamiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
G : Inosilicates with 3-periodic single and multiple chains

65 : INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
2 : Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
18 : Silicates of Mn and Na, K, Mg, Ca or Fe

Physical Properties of FerrobustamiteHide


Optical Data of FerrobustamiteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.640 nγ = 1.653
Measured: 60°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.013
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
relatively weak

Chemical Properties of FerrobustamiteHide


May contain divalent Mn replacing Fe.
IMA Formula:
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of FerrobustamiteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.86 Å, b = 7.25 Å, c = 13.96 Å
α = 89.73°, β = 95.47°, γ = 103.48°
a:b:c = 1.084 : 1 : 1.926
Unit Cell V:
769.95 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of FerrobustamiteHide

Synonyms of FerrobustamiteHide

Other Language Names for FerrobustamiteHide

Relationship of Ferrobustamite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Barrydawsonite-(Y)Na1.5Y0.5CaSi3O9HMon. 2/m : P21/b
BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)Tric. 1 : P1
MarshallsussmaniteNaCaMnSi3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
MurakamiiteCa2LiSi3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
SeranditeNaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
TanohataiteLiMn2(HSi3O9)Tric. 1 : P1
VistepiteSnMn4B2Si4O16(OH)2Tric. 1
WollastoniteCaSiO3Tric. 1 : P1

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Gold2 photos of Ferrobustamite associated with Gold on
Bustamite2 photos of Ferrobustamite associated with Bustamite on
Hardystonite1 photo of Ferrobustamite associated with Hardystonite on
Hedenbergite1 photo of Ferrobustamite associated with Hedenbergite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DG.05BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.05PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.05SeranditeNaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.05WollastoniteCaSiO3Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.08Plombièrite[Ca4Si6O16(OH)2 · 2H2O]·(Ca·5H2O)Orth.
9.DG.10Clinotobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)Mon.
9.DG.10RiversideiteCa5(HSi3O9)2 · 2H2OOrth.
9.DG.10Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)Orth.
9.DG.20JenniteCa9(Si3O9)2(OH)8 · 8H2OTric.
9.DG.25ParaumbiteK3Zr2H(Si3O9)2 · nH2OOrth.
9.DG.25UmbiteK2(Zr,Ti)Si3O9 · H2OOrth.
9.DG.30SørenseniteNa4SnBe2Si6O16(OH)4Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DG.35XonotliteCa6(Si6O17)(OH)2Mon. 2/m
9.DG.40HillebranditeCa2(SiO3)(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
9.DG.45ZoriteNa8(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,O)5 · 14H2OOrth.
9.DG.45ChivruaiiteCa4(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,O)5 · 13-14H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmmm
9.DG.50Haineaultite(Na,Ca)5Ca(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,F)8 · 5H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 2
9.DG.55EpididymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
9.DG.60EudidymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DG.65ElpiditeNa2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2OOrth.
9.DG.75SenkevichiteCsKNaCa2Ti[O|Si7O18(OH)]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.80FluorcanasiteK3Na3Ca5Si12O30F4 · H2OMon. m : Bm
9.DG.85MiseriteK1.5-x(Ca,Y,REE)5(Si6O15)(Si2O7)(OH,F)2 · yH2OTric.
9.DG.90FrankameniteK3Na3Ca5(Si12O30)(F,OH)4 · H2OTric.
9.DG.92Charoite(K,Sr)15-16(Ca,Na)32[Si6O11(O,OH)6]2[Si12O18(O,OH)12]2[Si17O25(O,OH)18]2(OH,F)4 · ~3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
9.DG.97Eveslogite(Na,K,Ca,Sr,Ba)48 [(Ti,Nb,Mn,Fe2+)12Si48O144(OH)12](F,OH,Cl)14Mon. 2/m : P2/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 1 : P1 1 : P1 1 : P1 1 : P1,Fe3+)(HSi3O9)Tric.,Na,Mn,Fe)48[Si60O162]F16(Ox,OH4−x)·2H2OMon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.18.3ZakharoviteNa4Mn5Si10O24(OH)6 · 6H2OTrig.
14.18.4NorrishiteKLiMn3+2(Si4O10)O2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
14.18.5Shafranovskite(Na,K)6(Mn,Fe)3Si9O24 · 6H2OTrig.
14.18.6AbswurmbachiteCuMn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
14.18.8KanoiteMn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.18.13BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)Tric. 1 : P1
14.18.15Truscottite(Ca,Mn)14Si24O58(OH)8 · 2H2OTrig.
14.18.16SantaclaraiteCaMn4[Si5O14OH](OH) · H2OTric.
14.18.18JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
14.18.19NeltneriteCaMn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
14.18.20OrlymaniteCa4Mn3Si8O20(OH)6 · 2H2OHex.
14.18.21InesiteCa2(Mn,Fe)7Si10O28(OH)2 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
14.18.22OrientiteCa8Mn3+10(SiO4)3(Si3O10)3(OH)10 · 4H2O Orth.
14.18.23RuiziteCa2Mn3+2[Si4O11(OH)2](OH)2·2H2OMon. 2
14.18.24BostwickiteCaMn6Si3O16 · 7H2OOrth.
14.18.25KittatinnyiteCa2Mn2Mn(SiO4)2(OH)4 · 9H2OHex.
14.18.27SeranditeNaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
14.18.29MarsturiteNaCaMn3Si5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
14.18.30RaiteNa4Mn2+3Ti0.25Si8O20(OH)2 · 10H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 2
14.18.31Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
14.18.32Byelorussite-(Ce)NaBa2Ce2MnTi2[Si4O12]2O2(F,OH) · H2O
14.18.35PyroxmangiteMnSiO3Tric. 1
14.18.37Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2OAmor.
14.18.38BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1

Other InformationHide

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 FerrobustamiteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist: 59: 632.
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 138: 419-438.

Internet Links for FerrobustamiteHide

Localities for FerrobustamiteHide

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.

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.
  • British Columbia
    • Golden Mining Division
Locock, Andrew John. (1994) Aspects of the geochemistry and mineralogy of the Ice River alkaline intrusive complex, Yoho National Park, British Columbia. MS Thesis University of Alberta
  • Northwest Territories
    • Mackenzie District
      • Blachford Lake alkaline complex
SHEARD, E.R., WILLIAMS-JONES, A.E., HEILIGMANN, M., PEDERSON, C. AND TRUEMAN, D.L. (2012) Controls on the concentration of zirconium, niobium, and the rare earth elements in the Thor Lake rare metal deposit, Northwest Territories, Canada. Economic Geology, 107(1), 81-104.
Sheard, E.R. (2010); SHEARD, E.R., WILLIAMS-JONES, A.E., HEILIGMANN, M., PEDERSON, C. AND TRUEMAN, D.L. (2012) Controls on the concentration of zirconium, niobium, and the rare earth elements in the Thor Lake rare metal deposit, Northwest Territories, Canada. Economic Geology, 107(1), 81-104.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Westerwald
      • Linz am Rhein
        • Rheinbreitbach
          • Virneberg Mine (St Josephsberg Mine)
Habel, B. (2006): Die Mineralien der Kupferschlacken der Grube „Virneberg“ bei Rheinbreitbach, Rhein. Mineralien-Welt 17 (1), 38-49.
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Mansfeld Basin
      • Hettstedt
        • Copper-Silver smelter (Gottesbelohnung smelter) slag locality
Besteman, Andre, et al, Hettstedt-smelter slag-dumps, Mansfeld Basin, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, The Strahlen Foundation.
  • Kujalleq
    • Narsaq
      • Ilímaussaq complex
        • Taseq area
          • Taseq Slope (Tasseq Slope)
Petersen, O.V., Johnsen, O., Niedermayr, G., Grice, J.D. (2004): Taseqite, a new member of the Eudialyte group from the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 2004, No2, 83-96
  • Qeqqata
    • Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord)
      • Kangerlussuaq complex
Tegner, C. (1997): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 128, 45-51.
  • Umbria
    • Perugia Province
      • Spoleto
Stoppa F., Sharygin V.V., 2009. Melilitolite intrusion and pelite digestion by high temperature kamafugitic magma at Colle Fabbri, Spoleto, Italy. Lithos, 112, 306-320.
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Fukui Prefecture
        • Ono City
Excalibur Mineral Co. specimen; Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
      • Gifu Prefecture
        • Seki City
Excalibur Mineral Co. (Tony Nikischer) specimen
Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
    • Chugoku Region
      • Okayama Prefecture
        • Takahashi City
          • Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho)
            • Shitouyouze
Matsueda, H. (1983) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #3, 259-292.
      • Shimane Prefecture
        • Masuda
Shimazaki, H. (1980). Characteristics of skarn deposits and related acid magmatism in Japan. Economic Geology, 75(2), 173-183.
      • Yamaguchi Prefecture
        • Iwakuni City
Econ Geol (1980) 75:1066-1082
        • Mine city
Uehara, S., et al. (2014) Minerals from Kyushu and Yamaguchi. (Fukuoka Mineral Club, 355 pages)
Econ Geol (1980) 75:173-183
    • Kanto Region
      • Ibaraki Prefecture
        • Kasama City
Shimazaki H., 1977. Grossular-spessartine-almandine garnets from some japanese scheelite skarns. Canad. Miner., 15: 74-80
    • Tohoku Region
      • Iwate Prefecture
        • Kamaishi City
          • Kamaishi mine
Etsuo Uchida (1986) Relation between Zonal Arrangements of Skarns and Temperatures of Formation at the Kamaishi Mine, Northeastern Japan. Mining Geology, 36(3),195-208.
        • Kuji City
D Ishiyama, et al (2000) J. Min. Coll. Akita Univ., Ser. A, 3, no. 3, 105-127.
South Africa
  • Northern Cape Province
    • Kalahari manganese field
      • Hotazel
Von Bezing, K. L. et al. (1991) The Kalahari manganese field: An Update, Mineralogical Record 22(4) 279-302;
  • Northern Ireland
    • Co. Antrim
      • Larne
American Mineralogist, Volume 60, pages 209-212, 1975
  • Scotland
    • North West Highlands
      • Isle of Skye
Tilley, C.E. (1948) On iron-wollastonites in contact-skarns: an example from Skye. American Mineralogist, 33, 736-738. (as "iron-wollastonite"); Rapoport, P.A. and Burnham, C.W. (1973) Z. Kristallogr. 138, 419. [M.A. 74-905.]; Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
        • Broadford
          • Kilchrist
          • Torrin
Am Min (1948), 33:736-738; American Mineralogist, Volume 59, pages 632-633, 1974
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