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Axinite Group

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A group of triclinic borosilicate minerals.

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Synonyms of Axinite GroupHide

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Group Members:
Axinite-(Fe) Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OHTric. 1 : P1
Axinite-(Mg) Ca2MgAl2BSi4O15OHTric.
Axinite-(Mn) Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
Tinzenite Ca2Mn2+4Al4[B2Si8O30](OH)2Tric.

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References for Axinite GroupHide

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Anderson, C. (1906) Mineralogical Notes: No. III - Axinite, petterdite, crocoite, datolite. Records of the Australian Museum: 6(3), 133-144.
Sanero, E. and Gottardi, G. (1968) Nomenclature and crystal chemistry of axinites. American Mineralogist: 53: 1407-1411.
Lumpkin, G.R. and Ribbe, P.H. (1979) Chemistry and physical properties of axinites. American Mineralogist 64, 635-45.
Dunn, P.J., Leavens, P.B., and Barnes, C. (1980) Magnesioaxinite from Luning, Nevada, and some nomenclature designations for the axinite group. Mineralogical Record 11, 13-15.
Salviulo, G., Andreozzi, G.B., and Graziani, G. (2000) X-ray characterization of Mg, Fe, and Mn natural end-members of the axinite group. Powder Diffraction 15, 180-188.
Andreozzi, G.B., Lucchesi, S., Graziani, G., and Russo, U. (2004) Site distribution of Fe2+ and Fe3+ in the axinite mineral group: New crystal-chemical formula. The American Mineralogist, 89, 1763-1771.

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