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Filipstadite

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Formula:
(Sb0.5Fe0.5)Mn2O4
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
6 - 6½
Crystal System:
Isometric
Member of:
Name:
For the town of Filipstad, Sweden, which is near the Långban mine.
Chemically related to melanostibite.

Crystal structure details:
- ions occupy ⅛ of the octahedral and ½ of the tetrahedral holes of the spinel-type ccp oxygen lattice
- tetrahedral sites are split into 5 subsites, as a result of cation ordering
- octahedral sites are split into 6 substites, as a result of cation ordering
- unit cell edge is tripled due to cation ordering
- M sites, octahedral, host Sb, part of Mn and Fe, and most of Mg
- T sites host the rest of Mn, Fe, and trace Mg, Zn, and Si


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Classification of FilipstaditeHide

Approved
4.BB.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
B : Metal: Oxygen = 3:4 and similar
B : With only medium-sized cations
7.2.13.1

7 : MULTIPLE OXIDES
2 : AB2X4
7.19.6

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
19 : Oxides of Mn and Fe

Physical Properties of FilipstaditeHide

Metallic
Hardness:
6 - 6½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of FilipstaditeHide

Type:
Biaxial
Dispersion:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of FilipstaditeHide

Formula:
(Sb0.5Fe0.5)Mn2O4
IMA Formula:
(Mn2+,Mg)2(Sb5+,Fe3+)O4

Crystallography of FilipstaditeHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Cell Parameters:
a = 25.9300 Å, b = 25.9300 Å, c = 25.9300 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1 : 1 : 1
Unit Cell V:
17,434.42 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of FilipstaditeHide

Synonyms of FilipstaditeHide

Other Language Names for FilipstaditeHide

Relationship of Filipstadite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
ChromiteFe2+Cr3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
Cochromite(Co,Ni,Fe)(Cr,Al)2O4
CoulsoniteFe2+V3+2O4
CuprospinelCu2+Fe3+2O4Iso.
FrankliniteZn2+Fe3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
GahniteZnAl2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
GalaxiteMn2+Al2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
HercyniteFe2+Al2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
JacobsiteMn2+Fe3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
MagnesiocoulsoniteMgV2O4Iso.
MagnesioferriteMgFe3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
MagnetiteFe2+Fe3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
ManganochromiteMn2+Cr2O4
Nichromite(Ni,Co,Fe)(Cr,Fe,Al)2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
Qandilite(Mg,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+,Al)O4
SpinelMgAl2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
TrevoriteNi2+Fe3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
UlvöspinelFe2TiO4Iso.
VuorelaineniteMn2+V3+2O4
XieiteFe2+Cr2O4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
ZincochromiteZnCr2O4Iso.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Friedelite2 photos of Filipstadite associated with Friedelite on mindat.org.
Ingersonite1 photo of Filipstadite associated with Ingersonite on mindat.org.
Tegengrenite1 photo of Filipstadite associated with Tegengrenite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.BB.ChenmingiteFeCr2O4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
4.BB.05ChromiteFe2+Cr3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.BB.05Cochromite(Co,Ni,Fe)(Cr,Al)2O4
4.BB.05CoulsoniteFe2+V3+2O4
4.BB.05CuprospinelCu2+Fe3+2O4Iso.
4.BB.05FrankliniteZn2+Fe3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.BB.05GahniteZnAl2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.BB.05GalaxiteMn2+Al2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.BB.05HercyniteFe2+Al2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.BB.05JacobsiteMn2+Fe3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.BB.05ManganochromiteMn2+Cr2O4
4.BB.05MagnesiocoulsoniteMgV2O4Iso.
4.BB.05MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.BB.05MagnesioferriteMgFe3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.BB.05MagnetiteFe2+Fe3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.BB.05Nichromite(Ni,Co,Fe)(Cr,Fe,Al)2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.BB.05Qandilite(Mg,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+,Al)O4
4.BB.05SpinelMgAl2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.BB.05TrevoriteNi2+Fe3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.BB.05UlvöspinelFe2TiO4Iso.
4.BB.05VuorelaineniteMn2+V3+2O4
4.BB.05ZincochromiteZnCr2O4Iso.
4.BB.10HausmanniteMn2+Mn3+2O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
4.BB.10HetaeroliteZnMn2O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
4.BB.10HydrohetaeroliteZnMn2O4 · H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
4.BB.10IwakiiteMn2+Fe3+2O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
4.BB.15MaghemiteFe3+2O3Iso. 4 3 2 : P41 3 2
4.BB.15TitanomaghemiteFe3+(Fe3+,Ti4+,Fe2+,◻)2O4Iso. 4 3 2 : P43 3 2
4.BB.20Tegengrenite(Mg,Mn2+)2Sb5+0.5(Mn3+,Si,Ti)0.5O4Trig.
4.BB.25XieiteFe2+Cr2O4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.19.1BixbyiteMn3+2O3Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
7.19.2JangguniteMn5-x(Mn,Fe)1+xO8(OH)6Orth.
7.19.3JacobsiteMn2+Fe3+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
7.19.4Vernadite(Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2OHex.
7.19.5GalaxiteMn2+Al2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
7.19.7ManganochromiteMn2+Cr2O4
7.19.8ZenzénitePb3Fe4Mn3O15Hex.

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 FilipstaditeHide

Reference List:
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Dunn, P.J., Peacor, D.R., Criddle, A.J. and Stanley, C.J. (1988) Filipstadite, a new Mn-Fe3+-Sb derivative of spinel, from Långban, Sweden. American Mineralogist, 73, 413-419.
Bonazzi, P., Chelazzi, L., Bindi, L. (2013) Superstructure, crystal chemistry and cation distribution in filipstadite, a Sb5+-bearing, spinel-related mineral. American Mineralogist, 98, 361–366.

Internet Links for FilipstaditeHide

Localities for FilipstaditeHide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Sweden (TL)
 
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
Amer.Min.(1988) 73, 413-419; Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183.
      • Nordmark district
        • Jakobsberg ore field
GFF 115, 239; Kjell Gatedal
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