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Malayaite

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Formula:
CaSn(SiO4)O
Colour:
Pale creamy-yellow, deep orange-yellow
Hardness:
3½ - 4
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Member of:
Name:
Named after the type locality, the Malay peninsula (Malaysia).
Titanite Group.

The tin (Sn4+) analogue of Titanite.


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Classification of MalayaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1964
9.AG.15

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
A : Nesosilicates
G : Nesosilicates with additional anions; cations in > [6] +- [6] coordination
52.4.3.2

52 : NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
4 : Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
14.12.2

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
12 : Silicates of Sn

Pronounciation of MalayaiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of MalayaiteHide

Colour:
Pale creamy-yellow, deep orange-yellow
Hardness:
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of MalayaiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.765 nβ = 1.784 nγ = 1.799
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.034
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of MalayaiteHide

Formula:
CaSn(SiO4)O
IMA Formula:
CaSnO(SiO4)
Common Impurities:
Fe

Crystallography of MalayaiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.15 Å, b = 8.89 Å, c = 6.66 Å
β = 113.4°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.804 : 1 : 0.749
Unit Cell V:
388.52 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of MalayaiteHide

Synonyms of MalayaiteHide

Other Language Names for MalayaiteHide

German:Malayait
Simplified Chinese:马来亚石
Spanish:Malayaita

Relationship of Malayaite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
Natrotitanite(Na0.5Y0.5)Ti(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : B2/b
TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : P21/b
VanadomalayaiteCaV4+(SiO4)OMon.
ŻabińskiiteCa[Al0.5(Ta,Nb)0.5)](SiO4)OTric. 1

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Hedenbergite6 photos of Malayaite associated with Hedenbergite on mindat.org.
Axinite-(Fe)5 photos of Malayaite associated with Axinite-(Fe) on mindat.org.
Wollastonite3 photos of Malayaite associated with Wollastonite on mindat.org.
Andradite3 photos of Malayaite associated with Andradite on mindat.org.
Fluorite2 photos of Malayaite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Malayaite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.AG.05AbswurmbachiteCuMn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.05BrauniteMn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.05NeltneriteCaMn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.05Braunite-IICaMn3+14(SiO4)O20Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.10LångbaniteMn2+4Mn3+9Sb5+O16(SiO4)2Trig. 3m : P3m1
9.AG.15TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AG.15VanadomalayaiteCaV4+(SiO4)OMon.
9.AG.15Natrotitanite(Na0.5Y0.5)Ti(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.AG.15ŻabińskiiteCa[Al0.5(Ta,Nb)0.5)](SiO4)OTric. 1
9.AG.20Cerite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)9(Mg,Fe)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
9.AG.20Cerite-(La)(La,Ce,Ca)9(Fe,Ca,Mg)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
9.AG.20Aluminocerite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Ca)9(Al,Fe3+)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
9.AG.25Trimounsite-(Y)Y2Ti2(SiO4)O5Mon.
9.AG.25Yftisite-(Y)(Y,Dy,Er)4(Ti,Sn)(SiO4)2O(F,OH)6
9.AG.25Mieite-(Y)Y4Ti(SiO4)2O[F,(OH)]6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
9.AG.30SitinakiteKNa2Ti4(SiO4)2O5(OH) · 4H2OTet.
9.AG.35KittatinnyiteCa2Mn2Mn(SiO4)2(OH)4 · 9H2OHex.
9.AG.40aNatisiteNa2Ti(SiO4)OTet.
9.AG.40bParanatisiteNa2Ti(SiO4)OOrth.
9.AG.45Törnebohmite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2Al(SiO4)2(OH)
9.AG.45Törnebohmite-(La)(La,Ce)2Al(SiO4)2(OH)
9.AG.50Kuliokite-(Y)Y4Al(SiO4)2(OH)2F5
9.AG.55ChantaliteCaAl2(SiO4)(OH)4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
9.AG.60MozartiteCaMn3+(SiO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
9.AG.60VuagnatiteCaAl(SiO4)(OH)Orth.
9.AG.65HatruriteCa3(SiO4)OTrig.
9.AG.70JasmunditeCa11(SiO4)4O2STet. 4 2m : I4m2
9.AG.75AfwilliteCa3(HSiO4)2 · 2H2OMon. m : Bb
9.AG.80BultfonteiniteCa2(HSiO4)F · H2OTric.
9.AG.85ZoltaiiteBaV4+2V3+12(SiO4)2O19Trig. 3 : P3
9.AG.90Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12Hex.

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

52.4.3.1TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : P21/b
52.4.3.3VanadomalayaiteCaV4+(SiO4)OMon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.12.1Brannockite(K,Na)□2Li3(Sn,Zr,Ti)2[Si12O30]Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
14.12.3StokesiteCaSn[Si3O9] · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
14.12.4PabstiteBa(Sn,Ti)(Si3O9)Hex.

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 MalayaiteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1966): 51: 1551.
American Mineralogist (1977): 62: 801-806.

Internet Links for MalayaiteHide

Localities for MalayaiteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Cowper Co.
      • Doradilla
Gary R Burton, Steven J Trigg, Lance P Black (2007) A Middle Triassic age for felsic intrusions and associated mineralisation in the Doradilla prospect area, New South Wales. Quarterly Notes Geological Survey of New South Wales No 125.
  • Tasmania
    • Burnie City
      • Hampshire district
        • Kara Mines
http://www.homestead.com/rbottrill/files/KARA-mins.htm
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Atlin Mining Division
      • Tuya Range
G. W. Robinson, V. King (1993) Whats New in Minerals. Mineralogical Record 24:381-395
  • Yukon
    • Watson Lake Mining District
      • Cassiar Mts
        • Screw Creek
Rocks & Min.: 60(1):13.
Layne, G.D. and and Spooner, E.T.C. (1988): The Geology and Mineralogy of the JC Tin Skarn, Yukon Territory, Canada. In: Hutchison, C. S., Ed.: Geology of Tin Deposits in Asia and the Pacific, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 163-184.
      • Seagull Batholith
Layne, G. D., & Spooner, E. T. C. (1988). The Geology and Mineralogy of the JC Tin Skarn, Yukon Territory, Canada. In Geology of Tin Deposits in Asia and the Pacific (pp. 163-184). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
China
 
  • Fujian Province
    • Longyan Prefecture
      • Xinluo District
Da Zhang, Bailin Cheng, Wan Jiang, Ganguo Wu, Runmin Peng, Jinshui Chen, and Limin Fang (1999): Geological Exploration for Nonferrous Metals 8(3), 129-135
  • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
    • Hechi Prefecture
      • Nandan Co.
Hosking, K.F.G., 1985. Malayaite (CaSnO2SiO2) and its relationship to closely associated cassiterite from the Dachang Mining Region, Peoplesí Republic of China. Warta Geologi 11(4):155-159
  • Hunan Province
    • Chenzhou Prefecture
      • Beihu District
        • Qitianling complex
Yan Shuang, Xianwu Bi, Ruizhong Hu, Jiantang Peng, Changsheng Zhu, and Dahua Li (2009): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 29(3), 363-372; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts (2011) Mineralogical Magazine p1867
  • Jiangxi Province
    • Jiujiang Prefecture
      • De'an Co.
Wenxue Zhou and Wenliang Gao (1987): Geology and Prospecting 23(6), 22-28; Baimao Wen and Hongli Kou (2010): Jiangxi Nonferrous Metals 24(1), 26-28
        • Pengshan Sn-Pb-Zn ore field
Shudong Lu, Shiling Wang, Wenliang Gao, E Xiao, and Chunwei Xu (2004): Journal of East China Institute of Technology 27(3), 201-208
Hansheng Cao (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(12), 1-7; Xilin Liu (1991): Geology of Jiangxi 5(3), 203-211; Chen, J., Halls, C., and Stanley, C.J. (1992): Ore Geology Reviews 7(3), 225-248
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Hradec Králové Region
      • Krkonoše Mtn (Riesengebirge)
Šrein, V.: Malayait z Obřího dolu – první nález v ČSSR. Časopis pro mineralogii a geologii, 1985, roč. 30, č. 3, s. 330.
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Vysočina Region
      • Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Groat, L. A., Evans, R. J., Cempírek, J., McCammon, C., & Houzar, S. (2013). Fe-rich and As-bearing vesuvianite and wiluite from Kozlov, Czech Republic. American Mineralogist, 98(7), 1330-1337.
      • Havlíčkův Brod (Německý Brod; Deutschbrod)
        • Ledeč nad Sázavou
          • Horní Nezdín
Švestka J., Pauliš P.: Malayait z Horního Nezdína u Ledče nad Sázavou (Česká republika). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2010, roč. 18, č. 2, s. 96-98.
Houzar, S., Novák, M., Doležalová, H., Hrazdil, V., Pfeiferová, A.: Přehled mineralogie, petrografie a geologie nedvědických mramorů, svratecké krystalinikum. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. geol., 2006, roč. 91, s. 3-77.
Germany
 
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Ehrenfriedersdorf
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Italy
 
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Ossola Valley
        • Vigezzo Valley
          • Druogno
            • Orcesco
Guelfi F., Orlandi P., Vezzalini G.(1985) : La malayaite della Val Vigezzo (Novara). Atti Soc. Tosc. Sc.Nat. Mem. serie A,92, 255-258 and: Mattioli V. (1987) - Novità mineralogiche in Val d'Ossola - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, fasc. 1, pp.1-11
Japan
 
  • 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; Imai, H. (1978) Geological studies of the mineral deposits in Japan and East Asia. p215 (University of Tokyo Press)
      • Shimane Prefecture
        • Masuda
Takenouchi, S. (1971). Hydrothermal synthesis and consideration of the genesis of malayaite. Mineralium Deposita, 6(4), 335-347.; USGS Bulletin 1930
      • Yamaguchi Prefecture
        • Iwakuni City
Alfredo Petrov - unpublished
Takenouchi, S. (1971). Hydrothermal synthesis and consideration of the genesis of malayaite. Mineralium Deposita, 6(4), 335-347.; Nagashima, M., Akasaka, M., & Morifuku, Y. (2016). Ore and Skarn Mineralogy of the Yamato Mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, with Emphasis on Silver‐, Bismuth‐, Cobalt‐, and Tin‐bearing Sulfides. Resource Geology, 66(1), 37-54.
Imai, H. (1978) Geological studies of the mineral deposits in Japan and East Asia. p215 (University of Tokyo Press)
Imai, H. (1978) Geological studies of the mineral deposits in Japan and East Asia. p215 (University of Tokyo Press)
        • Mine city
Nagashima, M., Akasaka, M., & Morifuku, Y. (2016). Ore and Skarn Mineralogy of the Yamato Mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, with Emphasis on Silver‐, Bismuth‐, Cobalt‐, and Tin‐bearing Sulfides. Resource Geology, 66(1), 37-54.
  • Kyushu Region
    • Miyazaki Prefecture
      • Hinokage-cho
Takenouchi, S. (1971). Hydrothermal synthesis and consideration of the genesis of malayaite. Mineralium Deposita, 6(4), 335-347.; Imai, H. (1978) Geological studies of the mineral deposits in Japan and East Asia. pp 212-214 (University of Tokyo Press)
      • Takachiho
Miyahisa et al (1975) Ganseki-Koubutsu-Koshogaku Zasshi, 70, 25-29.; Uehara, S., et al. (2014) Minerals from Kyushu and Yamaguchi. (Fukuoka Mineral Club, 355 pages); Imai, H. (1978) Geological studies of the mineral deposits in Japan and East Asia. pp 214-215 (University of Tokyo Press)
    • Oita Prefecture
      • Bungo-Ohno City
Takenouchi, S. (1971). Hydrothermal synthesis and consideration of the genesis of malayaite. Mineralium Deposita, 6(4), 335-347.; Imai, H. (1978) Geological studies of the mineral deposits in Japan and East Asia. p214 (University of Tokyo Press)
Malaysia (TL)
 
  • Perak
    • Balang Padang
      • Chenderiang
[Mineralogical Magazine(1965) 35, 622-627; Nickel & Nichols, 1991 - "Mineral Reference Manual", p127]
Morocco
 
  • Fès-Meknès Region
    • Meknès Prefecture
      • Meknès
        • El Hammam (El Hamman)
Ph. M. Sonnet : "Burtite, Calcium Hexahydrostannate, a New Mineral from El Hamman, Central Morocco", Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 19, 1981, pp. 397-401.
Econ Geol (1989) 84:575-590
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Rudawy Janowickie Mts
      • Czarnów
        • Rędziny
Pieczka A., Gołębiowska B., Parafiniuk J. 2006: The stannite-group minerals from Rędziny (Lower Silesia, Poland). Mineralogia Polonica - Special Papers, vol. 28, 175 - 177
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Magadanskaya Oblast'
Политов В.К. (1983) Малайяит Каньонского оловорудного месторождения, - Минералогический журнал, № 3, с. 54–65 (in Rus.).
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Ladoga Region
Ivashchenko, V. I., Valkama, M., Sundblad, K., Golubev, A. I., & Alekseev, V. Y. (2011, September). New data on mineralogy and metallogeny of scarns in the Pitkyaranta ore region. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 440, No. 1, pp. 1307-1311). SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica; Ivashchenko, V. I., & Lavrov, О. В. (2006) Ore Deposits and Occurrences in the North Ladoga Region, Southwest Karelia. in Ore Deposits And Occurrences In The North Ladoga Region, Southwest Karelia Field Trip Guidebook. Understanding the genesis of ore deposits to meet the demands of the 21st century 12th Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium 2006. Moscow. P.41-64.
Thailand
 
  • Yala Province
Charusiri, B., & Charusiri, P. (1990) Geology and Sn-mineralization at Pinyok Mine Yala, Southern Thailand.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Just District
        • St Just
          • Botallack
            • Cliff outcrops
Golley, P. & Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
    • Devon
      • Okehampton area (Northern Dartmoor)
Michael S. Rumsey, George Ryback and Richard Tayler (2011) Danburite from Meldon Quarry, Okehampton and other UK localities. Journal of the Russell Society 14:26-32
Am Min 62: 801-806 [Specimen in the Natural History Museum, London]; http://johnblanchard.net/index.php/some-sites/226-meldon-aplite-quarry-sssi; el-Sharkawi, M.A.H. and Dearman, W.R.(1961) Tin-bearing skarns from the north-west border of the Dartmoor granite, Devonshire, England. Economic Geology, 61, 366.; Dearman, W.R. (1966) Datolite from Meldon, Okehampton, Devonshire. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 35, n° 275, 1017-1018. (referring to el-Sharkawi and Dearman 1961); Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177. (referring to el-Sharkawi and Dearman 1961);
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