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Gjerdingenite-Mn

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Formula:
K2Mn2+(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2O
Colour:
Pale yellowish to tan
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
2.93 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For the type locality and the dominant cation (Mn) in the
D site of the structure, according to the labuntsovite group nomenclature.
The Mn analogue of Gjerdingenite-Fe.


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Classification of Gjerdingenite-MnHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2003
First Published:
2004
9.CE.30c

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
E : [Si4O12]8- 4-membered single rings (vierer-Einfachringe), without insular complex anions

Physical Properties of Gjerdingenite-MnHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Pale yellowish to tan
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
2.93 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Gjerdingenite-MnHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.670 nβ = 1.685 nγ = 1.775
2V:
Measured: 52° , Calculated: 46°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.105
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
weak r < v
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
Yellow Brown
Colourless

Chemical Properties of Gjerdingenite-MnHide

Formula:
K2Mn2+(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2O
IMA Formula:
K2Mn(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2O
Common Impurities:
Na,Fe

Crystallography of Gjerdingenite-MnHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.563 Å, b = 13.961 Å, c = 7.851 Å
α = 117.62°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.043 : 1 : 0.562
Unit Cell V:
1414.3 ų
Z:
2
Twinning:
On {001}

Occurrences of Gjerdingenite-MnHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):
•  Granitic

Type Occurrence of Gjerdingenite-MnHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Rod-like crystals and groups
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Freiberg University, Freiberg, Germany. Inventory number 80250
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In miarolitic cavities in a permian sodic granite (ekerite).
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Raade, G., Chukanov N.V., Kolitsch U., Möckel S., Zadov, A.E., Pekov I.V. (2004): Gjerdingenite-Mn from Norway - a new mineral species in the labuntsovite group: descriptive data and crystal structure. European Journal of Mineralogy, 16: 979-987

Synonyms of Gjerdingenite-MnHide

Other Language Names for Gjerdingenite-MnHide

Simplified Chinese:锰耶尔丁根石
Traditional Chinese:錳耶爾丁根石

Relationship of Gjerdingenite-Mn to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Burovaite-Ca(Na,K)4Ca2(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(OH,O)8 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Gjerdingenite-CaK2Ca(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Gjerdingenite-FeK2Fe2+(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Gjerdingenite-NaK2Na(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Karupmøllerite-Ca(Na,Ca,K)2Ca(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2O
Kuzmenkoite-MnK2Mn2+(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4 · 5-6H2OMon.
Kuzmenkoite-ZnK2Zn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4·6-8H2OMon. m : Bm
Lepkhenelmite-Zn(Ba,K)2Zn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2OMon. m : Bm

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Gjerdingenite-Fe1 photo of Gjerdingenite-Mn associated with Gjerdingenite-Fe on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.CE.05PapagoiteCaCu[H3AlSi2O9]Mon.
9.CE.10VerplanckiteBa2(Mn,Fe,Ti)Si2O6(O,OH,Cl,F)2 · 3H2O or nearHex.
9.CE.15BaotiteBa4(Ti,Nb)8Si4O28ClTet. 4/m : I41/a
9.CE.20NagashimaliteBa4(V,Ti)4B2Si8O27(O,OH)2ClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
9.CE.20TaramelliteBa4(Fe3+,Ti,Fe2+,Mg)4(B2Si8O27)O2ClxOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
9.CE.20TitantaramelliteBa4(Ti,Fe3+,Fe2+,Mg)4(B2Si8O27)O2ClxOrth.
9.CE.25Bario-orthojoaquinite(Ba,Sr)4Fe2Ti2[Si4O12]2O2 · H2OOrth.
9.CE.25Byelorussite-(Ce)NaBa2Ce2MnTi2[Si4O12]2O2(F,OH) · H2O
9.CE.25Joaquinite-(Ce)NaBa2Ce2FeTi2[Si4O12]2O2(OH,F) · H2OMon. 2 : B2
9.CE.25Orthojoaquinite-(Ce)NaBa2Ce2FeTi2[Si4O12]2O2(O,OH) · H2O
9.CE.25StrontiojoaquiniteSr2Ba2(Na,Fe)2Ti2[Si4O12]2O2(O,OH)2 · H2OMon.
9.CE.25Strontio-orthojoaquinite(Na,Fe)2Sr2Ba2Ti2[Si4O12]2O2(O,OH)2 · H2OOrth.
9.CE.25Orthojoaquinite-(La)NaBa2La2Fe2+Ti2[Si4O12]2O2(O,OH) · H2OOrth.
9.CE.30eLabuntsovite-MnNa4K4(Ba,K)2Mn2+(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8 · 10-12H2OMon.
9.CE.30aNenadkevichite(Na,◻)8Nb4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbam
9.CE.30dLemmleinite-KK2(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)(OH,O)2 · 4H2OOrth.
9.CE.30aKorobitsyniteNa2(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)(OH,O)2 · 3-4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbam
9.CE.30cKuzmenkoite-MnK2Mn2+(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4 · 5-6H2OMon.
9.CE.30bVuoriyarvite-KK2(Nb,Ti)2(Si4O12)(O,OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
9.CE.30bTsepinite-NaNa2(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)(OH,O)2 · 3H2OMon.
9.CE.30cKarupmøllerite-Ca(Na,Ca,K)2Ca(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2O
9.CE.30eLabuntsovite-MgNa4K4(Ba,K)2Mg(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8 · 10H2OMon.
9.CE.30eLabuntsovite-FeNa4K4(Ba,K)2Fe2+(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8 · 10H2OMon.
9.CE.30dLemmleinite-BaNa2K2Ba(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30cGjerdingenite-FeK2Fe2+(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30hNeskevaaraite-FeK3Na2Fe2+(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 5-6 H2OMon. m : Bm
9.CE.30bTsepinite-KK2(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)(OH,O)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30bParatsepinite-BaBa4(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(OH,O)8 · 8H2O
9.CE.30bTsepinite-CaCa(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)(OH,O)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30hAlsakharovite-ZnNaSrKZn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2OMon. m : Bm
9.CE.30cLepkhenelmite-Zn(Ba,K)2Zn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2OMon. m : Bm
9.CE.30bTsepinite-SrSr(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)(OH,O)2 · 3H2OMon. m : Bm
9.CE.30bParatsepinite-Na(Na,Sr,K,Ca)7(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8·nH2O n ~ 8Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30fParalabuntsovite-MgNa8K8Mg4Ti16(Si4O12)8(OH,O)16 · 20-24H2OMon. 2/m
9.CE.30cGjerdingenite-CaK2Ca(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30cGjerdingenite-NaK2Na(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30hGutkovaite-MnK2CaMn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 5H2OMon.
9.CE.30cKuzmenkoite-ZnK2Zn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4·6-8H2OMon. m : Bm
9.CE.30gOrganovaite-MnK2Mn(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 5-7H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30gOrganovaite-ZnK2Zn(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2O
9.CE.30gParakuzmenkoite-Fe(K,Ba)4Fe(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8 · 14H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30cBurovaite-Ca(Na,K)4Ca2(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(OH,O)8 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.45Komarovite(Ca,Mn)Nb2[O3|Si2O7] · 3.5H2OOrth.
9.CE.45Natrokomarovite(Na,Ca,H)2Nb2Si2O10(OH,F)2 · H2OOrth.

Fluorescence of Gjerdingenite-MnHide

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Health Risks:
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References for Gjerdingenite-MnHide

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Eur. J. Miner. 16:979-987 (2004)

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Localities for Gjerdingenite-MnHide

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.
Norway (TL)
 
  • Oppland
    • Lunner
      • Nordmarka
Raade G., Chukanov N.V., Kolitsch U., Möckel S., Zadov, A.E., Pekov I.V. (2004): Gjerdingenite-Mn from Norway - a new mineral species in the labuntsovite group: descriptive data and crystal structure. European Journal of Mineralogy, 16, 979-987.
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