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About GoldmaniteHide

Green, brownish-green
6 - 7
Crystal System:
Named in 1964 by Robert H. Moench and Robert Meyrowitz in honor of Marcus Isaac Goldman [January 11, 1881 New York, New York, USA - 1965], sedimentary petrologist with the United States Geological Survey.
Isostructural with:

Classification of GoldmaniteHide

Approval Year:

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
A : Nesosilicates
D : Nesosilicates without additional anions; cations in [6] and/or greater coordination

51 : NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
4 : Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
14 : Silicates of V and Bi

Physical Properties of GoldmaniteHide

Green, brownish-green
6 - 7 on Mohs scale
None Observed

Optical Data of GoldmaniteHide


Chemical Properties of GoldmaniteHide

Common Impurities:

Crystallography of GoldmaniteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.01 Å
Unit Cell V:
1,732.32 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of GoldmaniteHide

Synonyms of GoldmaniteHide

Other Language Names for GoldmaniteHide

Simplified Chinese:钙钒榴石

Varieties of GoldmaniteHide

Relationship of Goldmanite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AlmandineFe2+3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
AndraditeCa3Fe3+2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
EringaiteCa3Sc2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
Menzerite-(Y){(Y,REE),(Ca,Fe2+)}3{(Mg,Fe2+),(Fe3+,Al)}2[SiO4]3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
Momoiite(Mn2+,Ca)3V3+2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
SpessartineMn2+3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrrhotite3 photos of Goldmanite associated with Pyrrhotite on
Poppiite2 photos of Goldmanite associated with Poppiite on
Albite1 photo of Goldmanite associated with Albite on
Vanadomalayaite1 photo of Goldmanite associated with Vanadomalayaite on
Ganophyllite1 photo of Goldmanite associated with Ganophyllite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.AD.AdrianiteCa12(Al4Mg3Si7)O32Cl6Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
9.AD.10Calcio-olivineCa2SiO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.AD.15MerwiniteCa3Mg(SiO4)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AD.25AndraditeCa3Fe3+2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25AlmandineFe2+3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25HenritermieriteCa3(Mn3+,Al)2(SiO4)2(OH)4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AD.25HibschiteCa3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4xIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25KatoiteCa3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x (x = 1.5-3)Iso.
9.AD.25SpessartineMn2+3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25Wadalite(Ca,Mg)6(Al,Fe3+)4((Si,Al)O4)3O4Cl3Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
9.AD.25HoltstamiteCa3(Al,Mn3+)2(SiO4)2(OH)4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AD.25KerimasiteCa3Zr2(SiO4)(Fe3+O4)2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25ToturiteCa3Sn2(SiO4)(Fe3+O4)2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25Momoiite(Mn2+,Ca)3V3+2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.25EltyubyuiteCa12Fe3+10Si4O32Cl6Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
9.AD.25HutcheoniteCa3Ti2(SiAl2)O12Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
9.AD.30CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2OTet.
9.AD.30HafnonHfSiO4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
9.AD.30ZirconZr(SiO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
9.AD.30Stetindite-(Ce)Ce(SiO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
9.AD.40EulytineBi4(SiO4)3Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
9.AD.45ReiditeZrSiO4Tet. 4/m : I41/a

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

51.4.3b.1AndraditeCa3Fe3+2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
51.4.3b.2GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
51.4.3b.3UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.14.1CavansiteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
14.14.2PentagoniteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2OOrth. mm2
14.14.7EulytineBi4(SiO4)3Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
14.14.8BismutoferriteFe3+2Bi(SiO4)2(OH)Mon. m : Bm

Fluorescence of GoldmaniteHide

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 GoldmaniteHide

Reference List:
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Moench, R.H. & Meyrowitz, R. (1964): Goldmanite, a vanadium granet from Laguna, New Mexico. American Mineralogist. 49, 644-655

Internet Links for GoldmaniteHide

Localities for GoldmaniteHide

ⓘ - 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.
  • Western Australia
    • Yilgarn Shire
      • Marvel Loch
Mueller, A., Delor, C.,(1991): Goldmanite Rich Garnets in Skarn Veins Southern Cross Greenstone Belt Yilgarn Block Western Australia, Mineralogical Magazine(Dec 1991):55:617-620
  • Shaanxi Province
    • Baoji Prefecture
      • Taibai Co.
Jingwen Mao, Yumin Qiu, Goldfarb, R.J., Zhaochong Zhang, Garwin, S., and Ren Fengshou (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37(3/4), 352-377; Zuoheng Zhang, Jingwen Mao, and Xiaofeng Li (2004): Mineral Deposits 23(2), 241-252; Xishun Hu (2009): Gold Science and Technology 17(2), 17-22, 27
  • Zhejiang Province
    • Hangzhou Prefecture
      • Jiande Co.
      • Yuhang District
Huijin Lu and Jian Wang (2005): Mineral Deposits 24(5), 567-574
Czech Republic
  • Plzeň Region
    • Klatovy (Klattau)
Litochleb, J., Novická, Z., Burda, J.: Goldmanit ze Struhadla u Klatov. Časopis pro mineralogii a geologii, 1983, roč. 28, č. 1, s. 103-104.
  • Liguria
    • Genova Province
      • Ne
        • Graveglia Valley
          • Reppia
            • Monte Copello
[MinRec 32:354]
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Fukui Prefecture
        • Mikata-kaminaka-gun
          • Wakasa-cho
Alfredo Petrov collection
  • Kyushu Region
    • Nansei Archipelago
      • Kagoshima Prefecture
        • Amami-Oshima Island
          • Yamato-son (Yamato village)
Manganoan goldmanite here previously described as "yamatoite". ; Watanabe T, Kato A, Ito J, Yoshimura T, Momoi H, Fukuda K (1982) Haradaite, Sr2V4+2[O2 Si4O12], from the Noda Tamagawa mine, Iwate Prefecture and the Yamato mine, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, Proceedings of the Japan Academy 58 B, 21-24
  • Shikoku Island
    • Ehime Prefecture
      • Saijo City
Alfredo Petrov collection; Tanaka, H. et al. (2010) Momoiite (Mn2+,Ca)3(V3+,Al)2Si3O12, a new manganese vanadium garnet from Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 105, 92-96.
  • Tuléar Province (Toliara)
    • Atsimo-Andrefana Region
      • Ampanihy District
        • Fotadrevo Commune
Cecco, V. D. (2013). The Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Green Giant Vanadium-graphite Deposit, SW Madagascar (Masters dissertation). University of Toronto
      • Betioky District
        • Lazarivo Commune
Di Cecco, V. E., Tait, K. T., Spooner, E. T. C and Scherba, C. (2018) The Vanadium-bearing Oxide Minerals of the Green Giant Vanadium-graphite Deposit, Southwest Madagascar. The Canadian Mineralogist: 56:247-257
  • Erongo Region
    • Dâures
Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern. 331 (in English).
  • Trøndelag
    • Oppdal
      • Vinstradalen
Witsø, Tor (1994): Oppdal. Et spennende geologisk område. Oppdal. 24 pp. Published by Fridtjov Witsø, Oppdal.
  • Irkutsk Oblast
    • Lake Baikal area
      • Slyudyanka (Sludyanka)
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Bosi, F., Reznitskii, L., Skogby, H., & Hålenius, U. (2014). Vanadio-oxy-chromium-dravite, NaV3 (Cr4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3) 3 (OH) 3O, a new mineral species of the tourmaline supergroup. American Mineralogist, 99(5-6), 1155-1162.
  • Kemerovo Oblast
    • Gornaya Shoria Region
      • Tashelga River
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
      • Lovchorr Mt
Karpov S.M., Voloshin A.V., Savchenko E.E., Selivanova E.A., Polekhovskii Yu.S. (2012) coulsonite in pyrrhotite gorge deposit (Kola peninsula): the first find in Russia, - Doklady RAN, 445/2, p. 1-3 (in Russ.)
  • Bratislava Region
    • Pezinok Co.
      • Pezinok
- Uher P., Kováčik M., Kubiš M., Shtukenberg A., Ozdín D., 2008: Metamorphic vanadian-chromian silicate mineralization in carbon-rich amphibole schists from the Malé Karpaty Mountains, Western Carpathians, Slovakia. American Mineralogist, 93, 1, 63-73.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k; Uher, P. et al. (2008): Metamorphic vanadian-chromian silicate mineralization in carbon-rich amphibole schists from the Malé Karpaty Mountains, Western Carpathians, Slovakia. American Mineralogist 93(1), 63-73.
South Korea
  • Gyeonggi-do (Kyonggi-do)
Jeong, G. Y & Kim, Y. H. (1999): Goldmanite from the black slates of the Ogcheon belt, Korea. Mineralogical Magazine, 63, 253-256.; Cheong, C. S., Jeong, G. Y., Kim, H., Choi, M. S., Lee, S. H., & Cho, M. (2003). Early Permian peak metamorphism recorded in U–Pb system of black slates from the Ogcheon metamorphic belt, South Korea, and its tectonic implication. Chemical Geology, 193(1), 81-92.
  • North Chungcheong Province
    • Goesan-gun (Koesan-gun)
Gi Young Jeong (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 469-481.
  • Catalonia
    • Tarragona
      • Conca de Barberà
        • Vimbodí
          • Poblet Monastery
C.. Canet et al. , The Canadian Mineralogist, 2003, V41, pp. 581-595
C.. Canet et al. , The Canadian Mineralogist, 2003, V41, pp. 581-595
C.. Canet et al. , The Canadian Mineralogist, 2003, V41, pp. 581-595
  • Kansas
    • Decatur Co.
Simon, S. B. & Grossman, L. (1992). Low-temperature exsolution in refractory siderophile element-rich opaque assemblages from the Leoville carbonaceous chondrite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 110(1-4): P. 67-75. (May 1992)
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Andover Township
Volkert, R.A., and Puffer, J.H., 2001, Field trip day five. Road log for the Sulphur Hill and Andover Iron Mines, New Jersey, in Slack, J.F, ed., Part 1. Protorozoic iron and zinc deposits of the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the New Jersey highlands, Soc. of Econ. Geologists Guidebook Series, V. 35, pg. 99-101.
      • Franklin mining district
        • Ogdensburg
Dunn, Pete J. (1995)
          • Sterling Hill
Dunn, Pete J. and Frondel, Clifford (1990), an Uncommon Margarite/corundum assemblage from Sterling Hill, New Jersey, Mineralogical Record, v 21, p. 425-427; Dunn(1995):Pt3:362.
  • New Mexico
    • Cibola Co.
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Moench, R.H. & Meyrowitz, R. (1964): Goldmanite, a vanadium garnet from Laguna, New Mexico. American Mineralogist. 49, 644-655
  • Wyoming
    • Carbon Co.
W. Dan Hausel (1994) Geology and Mineralization of the Cooper Hill Mining District, Medicine Bow Mountains, Southeastern Wyoming. Wyoming Geological Survey Report of Investigation 49.
  • Navoiy Region
    • Uchkuduk area
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