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About ManganoneptuniteHide

5 - 6
Crystal System:
Member of:
For being the Mn analogue of neptunite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Manganoneptunite.

Classification of ManganoneptuniteHide

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

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
H : Transitional structures between phyllosilicate and other silicate units
Dana 7th ed.:

70 : INOSILICATES Column or Tube Structures
4 : Column or Tube Structures with linked chains forming cages

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
9 : Silicates of Ti

Pronounciation of ManganoneptuniteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of ManganoneptuniteHide

5 - 6 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of ManganoneptuniteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.697 nβ = 1.700 nγ = 1.725
Measured: 36° , Calculated: 40°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.028
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of ManganoneptuniteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of ManganoneptuniteHide

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0018809ManganoneptuniteBorisov S V, Klevtsova R F, Bakakin V V, Belov N V (1966) The crystal structure of neptunite Soviet Physics Crystallography 10 684-6891966Lovozero, Russia0293
0015717ManganoneptuniteZolotarev A A, Krivovichev S V, Yakovenchuk V N (2007) Refinement of the mangan-neptunite structure Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 136 118-1232007Mt. Kaskasnyuncharr, the Khibiny alkaline pluton, Russia0293
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Type Occurrence of ManganoneptuniteHide

Synonyms of ManganoneptuniteHide

Other Language Names for ManganoneptuniteHide

Simplified Chinese:锰柱星叶石
Traditional Chinese:錳柱星葉石

Relationship of Manganoneptunite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
MagnesioneptuniteKNa2Li(Mg,Fe)2Ti2Si8O24Mon. 2/m : B2/b
NeptuniteNa2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24Mon. m : Bb
Structurally related to group(s):
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
48 photos of Manganoneptunite associated with SeranditeNaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)
32 photos of Manganoneptunite associated with AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
22 photos of Manganoneptunite associated with MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
17 photos of Manganoneptunite associated with Eudialyte Group[$n(1)$n(2)$n(3)$n(4)$n(5)]3[$m(1.1)$m(1.2)]3[$m(2.1)$m(2.2)$m(2.3)]3-6[$m(3)$m(4)]$z3[Si24O724$x(1)$x(2)
17 photos of Manganoneptunite associated with UssingiteNa2AlSi3O8OH
15 photos of Manganoneptunite associated with AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
14 photos of Manganoneptunite associated with NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
14 photos of Manganoneptunite associated with AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
14 photos of Manganoneptunite associated with ShkatulkaliteNa5(Nb1-xTix)2(Ti1-yMn2+y)[Si2O7]2O2(OH)2 · nH2O
13 photos of Manganoneptunite associated with CatapleiiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.EH.05NeptuniteNa2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24Mon. m : Bb
9.EH.05MagnesioneptuniteKNa2Li(Mg,Fe)2Ti2Si8O24Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.EH.10GrumantiteNa(HSi2O5) · H2OOrth. mm2 : Fdd2
9.EH.20UssingiteNa2AlSi3O8OHTric. 1 : P1
9.EH.25Leifite(Na,H2O)Na6[Be2Al2(Al,Si)Si15O39]F2Trig. 3m : P3m1
9.EH.25Telyushenkoite(Cs,Na,K)Na6[Be2Al3Si15O39]F2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
9.EH.25EirikiteKNa6Be2(Si15Al3)O39F2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
9.EH.30NafertisiteNa3Fe2+10Ti2(Si6O17)2O2(OH)6F(H2O)2Mon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide m : Bb,Fe)2Ti2Si8O24Mon. 2/m : B2/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.9.2LorenzeniteNa2Ti2(Si2O6)O3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
14.9.3LintisiteLiNa3Ti2(Si2O6)2O2 · 2H2OMon.
14.9.6TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : P21/b
14.9.7OhmiliteSr3(Ti,Fe3+)(Si4O12)(O,OH) · 2-3H2OMon.
14.9.9BenitoiteBaTi(Si3O9)Hex. 6 m2 : P62c
14.9.11FresnoiteBa2Ti(Si2O7)OTet. 4mm : P4bm
14.9.12Joaquinite-(Ce)NaBa2Ce2FeTi2[Si4O12]2O2(OH,F) · H2OMon. 2 : B2
14.9.13Orthojoaquinite-(Ce)NaBa2Ce2FeTi2[Si4O12]2O2(O,OH) · H2OOrth.
14.9.14StrontiojoaquiniteSr2Ba2(Na,Fe)2Ti2[Si4O12]2O2(O,OH)2 · H2OMon.
14.9.15Bario-orthojoaquinite(Ba,Sr)4Fe2Ti2[Si4O12]2O2 · H2OOrth.
14.9.16Strontio-orthojoaquinite(Na,Fe)2Sr2Ba2Ti2[Si4O12]2O2(O,OH)2 · H2OOrth.
14.9.18HejtmaniteBa2(Mn2+,Fe2+)4Ti2(Si2O7)2O2(OH)2F2Tric. 1
14.9.19Delindeite(Na,K)2(Ba,Ca)2(Ti,Fe,Al)3(Si2O7)2O2(OH)2 · 2H2OMon.
14.9.22Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe3+2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.9.25TisinaliteNa3H3(Mn,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18 · 2H2OTrig.
14.9.26NeptuniteNa2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24Mon. m : Bb
14.9.29AstrophylliteK2NaFe2+7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4FTric. 1 : P1
14.9.31LobanoviteK2Na(Fe2+4Mg2Na)Ti2(Si4O12)2O2(OH)4Mon. 2/m : B2/m
14.9.32BaratoviteKCa7(Ti,Zr)2Li3Si12O36F2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
14.9.34AenigmatiteNa4[Fe2+10Ti2]O4[Si12O36]Tric. 1 : P1
14.9.35SchorlomiteCa3Ti2(SiO4)(Fe3+O4)2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
14.9.37Janhaugite(Na,Ca)3(Mn2+,Fe2+)3(Ti,Zr,Nb)2(Si2O7)2O2(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
14.9.38KoashviteNa6(Ca,Mn)(Ti,Fe)Si6O18 · H2OOrth.

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References for ManganoneptuniteHide

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Kurbatov, S.M. (1923): Analyse d'une neptounite manganifère des Monts Chibines en Laponie russe, Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences de Russie, 1, 59-60.
Fersman, A.E. (1926): Minerals of the Kola Peninsula. American Mineralogist, 11, 289-299.
Foshag W F, Schairer J F (1927): New mineral names. American Mineralogist, 12, 95-98.
Borisov, S.V., Klevtsova, R.F., Bakakin, V.V., Belov, N.V. (1966): The crystal structure of neptunite. Soviet Physics - Crystallography, 10, 684-689.
Zolotarev, A.A., Krivovichev, S.V., Yakovenchuk, V.N. (2007): Refinement of the mangan-neptunite crystal structure. Geology of Ore Deposits, 49, 835-838.
BØGGILD, O.B. (1953): The Mineralogy of Greenland. C.A. Reitzels Forlag, Copenhagen, 439 p.
MANDARINO, J.A., HARRIS, D.C., and BRADLEY, J. (1965): Mangan neptunite, epididymite, and new species from Mont St. Hilaire. Canadian Mineralogist, 8, 398. (Abstract)

Internet Links for ManganoneptuniteHide

Localities for ManganoneptuniteHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
MANDARINO, J.A., HARRIS, D.C., BRADLEY, J. (1965) Mangan-neptunite, epididymite, and new species from Mont St.-Hilaire. Canadian Mineralogist, 8, 398.; GRICE, J.D. (1989) Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec: Canada's Most Diverse Mineral Locality. In: Famous mineral localities of Canada. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited & the National Museum of Natural Sciences, 190 pages: 100-108; 166-175.
      • Lajemmerais RCM
        • Varennes & St-Amable
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E., GAULT, R.A., and TARASSOFF, P. (1998) Mineralogy of the Saint Amable sill, Varennes and Saint Amable, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 29, 83 118.
Horváth, L., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., Gault, R. A., & Tarassoff, P. (1998): Mineralogy of the Saint-Amable Sill, Varennes and Saint-Amable, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 29: 83-118.
    • Montréal
      • Montréal-Est
Horváth collection
  • Kujalleq
    • Narsaq
Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
  • Southern Region
    • Zomba
Petersen, O.V., Rønsbo, J.G. & Leonardsen, E.S. (1994): Hingganite-(Y) from the Zomba-Malosa complex, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. Heft 4: 185-192
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Midelt Province
      • Midelt Cercle
        • Aït Oufella Caïdat
          • Amersid
Khadem Allah, B. (1993)
  • Khomas Region
    • Windhoek Rural
      • Aris
Wartha, R., Palfi, A., Niedermayr, G., Brandstätter, F. and Petersen, O. V. (2001): Der Aris-Phonolith-Komplex und seine Mineralien. In Bahmann, U. and A. (Eds.), Namibia – Zauberwelt edler Steine und Kristalle, Bode-Verlag, Haltern, Germany, pp. 172-179. (in German); Uwe Kolitsch (single-crystal X-ray diffraction + SEM-EDS(?)); []; Rocks & Min. (2007) 82: 243-244; Yakovenchuk, V.N., Ivanyuk, G.Yu., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Selivanova, E.A., Mikhailova, J.A., Krivovichev, S.V., Zolotarev, A.A. and Zalkind, O.A. (2011): Ellingsenite, Na5Ca6Si18O38(OH)13·6H2O, a new martinite-related mineral from phonolite of the Aris alkaline complex (Namibia). Canadian Mineralogist, 49, 1165-1173; Blass, G. & Tremmel, G. (2014): Neptunit und weitere neue Mineralien aus den Phonolith-Steinbrüchen von Aris, Windhoek. Mineralien-Welt 25 (1), 76-83 (in German). ; Koller F, Skoda R, Palfi A, Popp F, Jost B (2014) Paleogene phonolites of the Aris, Staalhart and Klinghardt groups, central and south Namibia, Africa. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 194
  • Buryatia
    • Mama River Basin
      • Maigunda River
Vladykin, N. V., & Sotnikova, I. A. (2017). Petrology, geochemistry and source characteristics of the Burpala alkaline massif, North Baikal. Geoscience Frontiers, 8(4), 711-719.
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
      • Eveslogchorr Mt
        • Astrophyllite Stream
Pekov et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp11-16
Arzamastsev, A., Yakovenchuk, V., Pakhomovsky, Y., & Ivanyuk, G. (2008). The Khibina and Lovozero alkaline massifs: Geology and unique mineralization. In Guidbook for 33rd International Geological Congress Excursion (No. 47, p. 58).
      • Koashva Mt
American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1450–1458, 2009
Pekov, I.V. & Podlesnyi, A.S. (2004): Kukisvumchorr Deposit: Mineralogy of Alkaline Pegmatites and Hydrotermalites. Mineralogical Almanac, vol. 7, 140 pages + xxiv photo's pages
Collection of the Fersman's Mineralogical Museum in Moscow. Specimen donated by G. Riabinin in 2010.
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Pavel M. Kartashov data
various added photos
    • Lovozersky District
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]; Yakovenchik, V.N., Ivaniuk, G.Yu., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A., Selivanova, E.A., Men'shikov, Yu.P., Korchak, J.A., Krivovichev, S.V., Spiridonova, D.V., Zalkind, O.A. (2010): Punkaruaivite, Li{Ti2(OH)2[Si4O11(OH)]}•H2O, a new mineral species from hydrothermalites of Khibiny and Lovozero alkaline massifs (Kola Peninsula, Russia). Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 41-50.
        • Umbozero mine (Umbozerskii mine; Umba Mine)
Th Witzke collection; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Arzamastsev, A., Yakovenchuk, V., Pakhomovsky, Y., & Ivanyuk, G. (2008). The Khibina and Lovozero alkaline massifs: Geology and unique mineralization. In Guidbook for 33rd International Geological Congress Excursion (No. 47, p. 58).
New Data on Minerals M., 2004 Vol 39 pp 5-13; Pekov, I. V., Chukanov, N. V., Yamnova, N. A., Zadov, A. E., & Tarassoff, P. (2007). Gjerdingenite-Na and gjerdingenite-Ca, two new mineral species of the labuntsovite group. The Canadian Mineralogist, 45(3), 529-539
Mineralogical Record (2000): 31: 203.; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Zubkova, N. V., Pekov, I. V., Pushcharovsky, D. Y., & Chukanov, N. V. (2009). The crystal structure and refined formula of mountainite, KNa2Ca2 [Si8O19 (OH)]⊙ 6 H2O. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 224(8), 389-396.
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
        • Karnasurt mine (Kedyk area)
Mineralogical Record: 36(4): 397-416.
      • Kuftnyun Mountain
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Pekov, I.V. (2000): Lovozero Massif. Moscow, Ocean Pictures Ltd, 480 pp.; Yakovenchuk, V. N., Ivanyuk, G. Y., Krivovichev, S. V., Pakhomovsky, Y. A., Selivanova, E. A., Korchak, J. A., ... & Zalkind, O. A. (2011). Eliseevite, Na1. 5Li [Ti2Si4O12. 5 (OH) 1.5]∙ 2H2O, a new microporous titanosilicate from the Lovozero alkaline massif (Kola Peninsula, Russia). American Mineralogist, 96(10), 1624-1629.
Ermolaeva, V.N., Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Zadov, A.E. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(8), 758-775.
      • Seidozero Lake
Yakovenchuk, V.N., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A., Men’shikov, Yu.P., Mikhailova, J.A., and Ivanyuk, G.Yu. (2007): Canadian Mineralogist 45, 451-456.
Semenov E.I. (1972) Mineralogy of Lovozero alkaline massif, - Moscow, Nauka, p. 308 (in Rus.)
Ermolaeva, V.N., Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Zadov, A.E. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(8), 758-775.
  • Montana
    • Meagher Co.; Chakhmouradian A.R., Mitchell R.H. (2002): The mineralogy of Ba- and Zr-rich alkaline pegmatites from Gordon Butte, Crazy Mountains (Montana, USA): comparisons between potassic and sodic agpaitic pegmatites. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 143, 93-114.
  • New Mexico
    • Colfax Co.
      • Springer
        • Point of Rocks Mesa (Pecks Mesa)
Rocks & Min.:60:229.
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