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About ManganbabingtoniteHide

William Babington
5½ - 6
Crystal System:
Named for being the manganese dominant analogue of babingtonite. The root name is in honor of Dr. William Babington (21 May 1756, Portglenone, near Coleraine, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK - 29 April 1833, London, England, UK), physician and mineralogist, curator of the John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute mineral collection until 1792, founding member and President (from 1822 to 1824) of the Geological Society of London and author of noted systematic books on mineralogy (1796, 1799).

Classification of ManganbabingtoniteHide

First Published:

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
K : Inosilicates with 5-periodic single chains

65 : INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
4 : Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5

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

Pronounciation of ManganbabingtoniteHide

PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of ManganbabingtoniteHide

5½ - 6 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of ManganbabingtoniteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.716 nβ = 1.730 nγ = 1.746
Measured: 86° , Calculated: 88°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.030
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r < v

Chemical Properties of ManganbabingtoniteHide

IMA Formula:
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of ManganbabingtoniteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.91 Å, b = 11.72 Å, c = 6.78 Å
α = 90.37°, β = 93.75°, γ = 104.8°
a:b:c = 0.59 : 1 : 0.578
Unit Cell V:
529.57 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of ManganbabingtoniteHide

Vinogradova, R.A., Sychkova, V.A., Kabalov, Y.K. (1966) Manganiferous babingtonite from the Rudnyi Kaskad deposit, Eastern Sayan. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 169: 434-437.

Other Language Names for ManganbabingtoniteHide

Relationship of Manganbabingtonite to other SpeciesHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
12 photos of Manganbabingtonite associated with JohannseniteCaMn2+Si2O6
6 photos of Manganbabingtonite associated with QuartzSiO2
6 photos of Manganbabingtonite associated with Rock CrystalSiO2
5 photos of Manganbabingtonite associated with PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
1 photo of Manganbabingtonite associated with BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
1 photo of Manganbabingtonite associated with HubeiteCa2Mn2+Fe3+[HSi4O13] · 2H2O
1 photo of Manganbabingtonite associated with InesiteCa2(Mn,Fe)7Si10O28(OH)2 · 5H2O

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DK.05BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DK.05MarsturiteNaCaMn3Si5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DK.05RhodoniteMn2+SiO3Tric. 1
9.DK.10SantaclaraiteCaMn4[Si5O14OH](OH) · H2OTric.
9.DK.20Hellandite-(Y)(Ca,REE)4Y2Al◻2(B4Si4O22) (OH)2Mon.
9.DK.20Mottanaite-(Ce)Ca4(Ce,REE)Σ2Al(Be1.50.5)Σ2[B4Si4O22]O2Mon. 2/m
9.DK.20Hellandite-(Ce)(Ca,REE)4Ce2Al□2(B4Si4O22) (OH)2Mon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 1,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1,Li)(Mn,Ca)4Si5O14OHTric. 1 : P1

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
14.18.5ShafranovskiteNa3K2(Mn,Fe,Na)4[Si9(O,OH)27](OH)2 · nH2OTrig.
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
14.18.14GlaucochroiteCaMn2+SiO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
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 ManganbabingtoniteHide

Reference List:
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Vinogradova, R.A., Sychkova, V.A., and Kabalov, Y.K. (1966) Manganiferous babingtonite from the Rudnyi Kaskad deposit, Eastern Sayan. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 169: 434-437.
Vinogradova, R.A. and Plyusinna, I.N. (1967) Composition, properties, and crystallochemical features of minerals of the isomorphous series ferrobabingtonite-manganbabingtonite. Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta, Geologiya: 4: 54-67.
Fleischer, M. (1968) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 53: 1063-1066.
Burt, D.M. and London, D. (1978) Manganbabingtonite and ilvaite from a hedenbergite-johannsenite skarn, Aravaipa, Arizona. Geol. Soc. Am., Abs. with Prog., 10/3, 98.
Nagashima, M., Mitani, K., and Akasaka, M. (2014) Structural variation of babingtonite depending on cation distribution at the octahedral sites. Mineralogy and Petrology: 108: 287-301.

Internet Links for ManganbabingtoniteHide

Localities for ManganbabingtoniteHide

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.
  • Hubei
    • Huangshi
      • Daye Co.
A Borrelli specimen
  • Sichuan
    • Liangshan
      • Meigu County
Rob Lavinsky specimen
  • Kochi
    • Kochi City
Matsubara, S. & Kato, A. (1989) Manganbabingtonite from Mitani, Kochi City, Japan. Bulletin of the National Science Museum (Tokyo), 15, #3, 81-89.
  • Okayama
    • Takahashi City
      • Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho)
        • Shitouyouze
Matsueda, H. (1980) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 5, #4, 15-77.
  • Møre og Romsdal
    • Molde
Selbekk, Rune S. (1991): Noen analyser. STEIN 18 (3), 9-10.
    • Stranda
Selbekk, Rune S. (1991): Noen analyser. STEIN 18 (3): 9-10
  • Bashkortostan
    • Uchalinsky District
Starikova, Е. V., Brusnitsyn, A. I., Zhukov, I. G. (2004): Paleohydrothennal edifice of the Kyzyl-Tash manganese deposit, the South Urals: structure, composition, genesis. Наука, Russia, 230 pp.
  • Krasnoyarsk Krai
    • Kuragin District
      • Krasnokamensk ore field
Vinogradova, R.A., Sychkova, V.A., and Kabalov, Yu. K. (1966) Manganiferous babingtonite from the Rudny Kaskad deposit. Eastern Sayan (in Russian). Dokl. Akad. Nauk USSR, 169. 434-437.; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow.
  • Arizona
    • Graham Co.
      • Aravaipa Mining District
        • Santa Teresa Mts
          • Aravaipa
            • Landsman Camp (Landsman group)
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 288; Reiter, B.E. (1981), Controls on lead-zinc skarn mineralization, Iron Cap mine area, Aravaipa district, Graham Co., AZ, in C. Stone and J.P. Jenney (editors), AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 13: 117-125.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 288.
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