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Black; dark reddish brown in transmitted light
Crystal System:
In allusion to the composition, containing MANGANese and antimony (Latin = STIBium).
This page provides mineralogical data about Manganostibite.

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Classification of ManganostibiteHide

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

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

3 : Miscellaneous

24 : Antimonates and Antimonites
4 : Antimonates and antimonites of Mn and Fe

Pronounciation of ManganostibiteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of ManganostibiteHide

Black; dark reddish brown in transmitted light

Optical Data of ManganostibiteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.920 nβ = 1.950 nγ = 1.960
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.040
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
r > v strong
X = b = Reddish brown
Z ^ c = Nearly opaque

Chemical Properties of ManganostibiteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of ManganostibiteHide

Crystal System:
Embedded grains exhibiting crystal outlines at times. Nearly opaque rods and fibers with positive elongation.

Type Occurrence of ManganostibiteHide

Other Language Names for ManganostibiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Hausmannite2 photos of Manganostibite associated with Hausmannite on
Jacobsite1 photo of Manganostibite associated with Jacobsite on
Katoptrite1 photo of Manganostibite associated with Katoptrite on
Manganosite1 photo of Manganostibite associated with Manganosite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.BA.05ChrysoberylBeAl2O4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

24.4.1IngersoniteCa3Mn2+Sb5+4O14Trig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
24.4.5SchafarzikiteFe2+Sb3+2O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mbc

Other InformationHide

Totally soluble in HCl; partly soluble in HNO3.
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 ManganostibiteHide

Reference List:
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Igelström (1884) Geologiska Föeningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm: 7: 210.
Igelström (1884) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 7: 120.
Larsen, E.S. (1921) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, First edition, USGS Bulletin 679: 104.
Larsen, E.S. and Berman, H. (1934) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, Second edition, USGS Bulletin 848: 206.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 1027.
Moore, P.B. (1967) Contributions to Swedish Mineralogy II Melanostibite; Manganostibite; Ferrostibian = Långbanite.
Moore, P.B. (1970): Manganostibite: a novel cubic close-packed structure type. American Mineralogist, 55, 1489–1499.
Dunn, P.J. (1986): Manganostibite: new chemical data, and its relation to kolicite and holdenite. Geol. Fören. Förhandl. Stockholm, 109, 101–102.
American Mineralogist (1988): 73: 667.

Internet Links for ManganostibiteHide

Localities for ManganostibiteHide

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.
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
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. ; Kjell Gatedal
      • Långban district
Kjell Gatedal
      • Nordmark district
        • Jakobsberg ore field
Mineralogical Magazine: 62: 395; Kjell Gatedal
      • Nordmark Odal Field (Nordmarksberg)
Geologiska Föeningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm (1884): 7, 210; Mineralogical Magazine (1978): 42, 133-136.
Mineralogical Magazine (1998) 62 (3), 395-407; Mineralogical Magazine (1998) 62 (3), 395-407
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1027.
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