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About ManganbabingtoniteHide

William Babington
5½ - 6
Crystal System:
Member of:
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

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
FerrorhodoniteCaMn3Fe(Si5O15)Tric. 1
MarsturiteNaCaMn3Si5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
RhodoniteMn2+SiO3Tric. 1
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Johannsenite12 photos of Manganbabingtonite associated with Johannsenite on
Quartz6 photos of Manganbabingtonite associated with Quartz on
Rock Crystal6 photos of Manganbabingtonite associated with Rock Crystal on
Prehnite5 photos of Manganbabingtonite associated with Prehnite on
Babingtonite1 photo of Manganbabingtonite associated with Babingtonite on
Hubeite1 photo of Manganbabingtonite associated with Hubeite on
Inesite1 photo of Manganbabingtonite associated with Inesite on

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(CeCa)AlBe2(Si4B4O22)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
14.18.5Shafranovskite(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 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 Province
    • Huangshi Prefecture
      • Daye Co.
A Borrelli specimen
  • Sichuan Province
    • Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture
      • Meigu Co.
Rob Lavinsky specimen
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku Region
      • Okayama Prefecture
        • 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.
  • Shikoku Island
    • Kochi Prefecture
      • Kochi City
Matsubara, S. & Kato, A. (1989) Manganbabingtonite from Mitani, Kochi City, Japan. Bulletin of the National Science Museum (Tokyo), 15, #3, 81-89.
  • 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
Russia (TL)
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • 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.
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Bashkortostan Republic (Bashkiria Republic)
        • Uchaly
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.
  • Arizona
    • Graham Co.
      • Aravaipa 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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