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Rynersonite

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Formula:
CaTa2O6
Colour:
beige-white, pink, red, red-brown
Lustre:
Waxy
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
6.402
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
For Eugene B. Rynerson, owner of the San Diego Mine. his brother Buel F. and father Fred J. Rynerson (1882-1960).
This page provides mineralogical data about Rynersonite.


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Classification of RynersoniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1974
4.DF.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
F : With large (+- medium-sized) cations; dimers and trimers of edgesharing octahedra
8.3.7.2

8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
3 : AB2O6
18.1.10

18 : Niobates and Tantalates
1 : Niobates and tantalates containing neither rare earths nor U

Physical Properties of RynersoniteHide

Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
beige-white, pink, red, red-brown
Streak:
white
Hardness:
4½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
6.402 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.394 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of RynersoniteHide

Formula:
CaTa2O6

Crystallography of RynersoniteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.5 Å, b = 11.06 Å, c = 5.37 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.678 : 1 : 0.486
Unit Cell V:
445.44 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Thin laths, prismatic crystals

Type Occurrence of RynersoniteHide

Synonyms of RynersoniteHide

Other Language Names for RynersoniteHide

Relationship of Rynersonite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Aeschynite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
Aeschynite-(Nd)(Nd,Ln,Ca)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
Nioboaeschynite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6Orth.
Nioboaeschynite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Ca,Th)(Nb,Ti,Fe,Ta)2(O,OH)6Orth.
Nioboaeschynite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca,Th,Fe)(Nb,Ti,Ta)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pban
Tantalaeschynite-(Y)Y(Ta,Ti,Nb)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
Vigezzite(Ca,Ce)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6Orth.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Schiavinatoite4 photos of Rynersonite associated with Schiavinatoite on mindat.org.
Cleavelandite2 photos of Rynersonite associated with Cleavelandite on mindat.org.
Stibiotantalite2 photos of Rynersonite associated with Stibiotantalite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Rynersonite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Zircon1 photo of Rynersonite associated with Zircon on mindat.org.
Columbite-(Fe)1 photo of Rynersonite associated with Columbite-(Fe) on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.DF.05Aeschynite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
4.DF.05Aeschynite-(Nd)(Nd,Ln,Ca)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DF.05Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
4.DF.05Nioboaeschynite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6Orth.
4.DF.05Nioboaeschynite-(Nd)(Nd,Ce,Ca,Th)(Nb,Ti,Fe,Ta)2(O,OH)6Orth.
4.DF.05Nioboaeschynite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca,Th,Fe)(Nb,Ti,Ta)2(O,OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pban
4.DF.05Tantalaeschynite-(Y)Y(Ta,Ti,Nb)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DF.05Vigezzite(Ca,Ce)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6Orth.
4.DF.10ChangbaiitePbNb2O6Trig.
4.DF.15Murataite-(Y)(Y,Na)6Zn(Zn,Fe3+)4(Ti,Nb,Na)12O29(O,F,OH)10F4 Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m

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

8.3.7.1Vigezzite(Ca,Ce)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6Orth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

18.1.1LithiotantiteLiTa3O8Mon.
18.1.2LueshiteNaNbO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
18.1.3NatroniobiteNaNbO3Mon.
18.1.4FranconiteNa(Nb2O5)(OH) · 3H2OMon.
18.1.5NatrotantiteNa2Ta4O11Mon.
18.1.6IrtyshiteNa2(Ta,Nb)4O11Hex.
18.1.7Rankamaite(Na,K)3(Ta,Nb,Al)11(O,OH)31Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmmm
18.1.8Hydropyrochlore(H2O,□)2Nb2(O,OH)6(H2O)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.9CalciotantiteCaTa4O11Hex.
18.1.11Microlite GroupIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.12BelyankiniteCa1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)Amor.
18.1.13LatrappiteCa2NbFe3+O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
18.1.14Hochelagaite(Ca,Na,Sr)(Nb,Ti,Si,Al)4O11 · 8H2OMon.
18.1.15Bariomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.16ParabariomicroliteBaTa4O10(OH)2 · 2H2OTrig.
18.1.17Bariopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6ZIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.18AlumotantiteAlTaO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.19SimpsoniteAl4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F)Trig. 3 : P3
18.1.20Sosedkoite(K,Na)5Al2(Ta,Nb)22O60Orth.
18.1.21Thoreaulite(Sn2+,Pb)(Ta,Nb)2O6Mon.
18.1.22Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.23FoorditeSn2+(Nb,Ta)2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
18.1.24ChangbaiitePbNb2O6Trig.
18.1.25Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
18.1.26Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.27StibiocolumbiteSb(Nb,Ta)O4Orth. mm2
18.1.28StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4Orth. mm2
18.1.29Natrobistantite
18.1.30Cesplumtantite(Cs,Na)2(Pb,Sb3+)3Ta8O24Tet.
18.1.31Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)
18.1.32Cesstibtantite
18.1.34BismutotantaliteBi(Ta,Nb)O4Orth.
18.1.35Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.36Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.37Gerasimovskite(Mn,Ca)(Nb,Ti)5O12 · 9H2O
18.1.38Tapiolite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
18.1.39Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.40WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8Mon.
18.1.41Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8Orth.
18.1.42Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.43Tantalite-(Fe)FeTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.44ColumbiteOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.45Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.46Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
18.1.47Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
18.1.48Columbite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth.
18.1.50Strüverite(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
18.1.51 Staringite(Fe,Mn)x(Ta,Nb)2xSn6-3xO12

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 RynersoniteHide

Reference List:
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Foord, E. E. & M. E. Mrose (1978): Rynersonite, Ca(Ta,Nb)2O6, a new mineral from San Diego County, California. American Mineralogist: 63: 709-714.
von Knorring, O. & Sahama, Th. G. (1979): A note on rynersonite from Uganda. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen 59: 15-19
Voloshin, A.V., Pakhomovskii,Ya.A. & Bakhchesaraitsev, A.Yu. (1989): Rynersonite - arare calcium tantalate in granite pegmatites. Miner.Zhurn., 11:81-85 [In Russian]
Elder,R.A., Falster, A.V. & Simmons,Wm.B. (1997): Rynersonite from the Brown Derby no. 1 pegmatite, Gunnison county, Colorado. Mineral News, 13: 1-2

Internet Links for RynersoniteHide

Localities for RynersoniteHide

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
 
  • Western Australia
    • Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire
      • Greenbushes Tinfield
Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Olomouc Region
      • Šumperk (Mährisch Schönberg)
        • Maršíkov (Marchendorf)
Chládek Š., Zimák J.(2016): Asociace Nb-Ta-(Ti-REE) oxidických minerálů v pegmatitu Maršíkov - Lysá hora v Hrubém Jeseníku, Česká republika. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze 24, 1: 25-31.
Novák, M., Černý, P.: Přehled minerálů niobu a tantalu z granitických pegmatitů České republiky. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1999, roč. 7, s. 117-131.; Novák, M.: Maršíkov - Scheibengraben. In Exkurzní průvodce po mineralogických lokalitách na Sobotínsku. Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2002, Olomouc, s. 38-41.
Madagascar
 
  • Antananarivo Province
    • Vakinankaratra Region
      • Betafo District
        • Andrembesoa Commune
          • Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely Pegmatite Field
sergio varvello photo and collection (Ec Federico Pezzotta)
Pezzotta, Federico (2007): Ta-Nb borates and other rare accessory phases in granitic pegmatites of the Itremo region, central Madagascar. Bergverksmuseet Skrift 35,97-98; RRUFF ID: R080064.2
Norway
 
  • Nordland
    • Sørfold
Ellingsen, H.V., Haugen, A., Raade, G., Eldjarn, K. & Berg, H.-J., (1995): Sjeldne mineraler i en amazonittpegmatitt ved Tennvatn i Nordland. Norsk Bergverksmuseums Skriftserie 9, 35-37; Kristiansen, R. (2000): Mer om rynersonitt. STEIN 27 (1), 12-14; Husdal, T. (2008): The minerals of the pegmatites within the Tysfjord granite, northern Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseet Skrift 38, 5-28.
  • Østfold
    • Halden
      • Idd
        • Aspedammen
Kristiansen, R. (2000): Mer om rynersonitt. STEIN 27 (1), 12-14/ Kristiansen, R. (2008): Nye mineralfunn i Norge. STEIN 35 (1): 17-21
  • Telemark
    • Drangedal
      • Tørdal
EDS-SEM + cell-parameters (conf.Uwe Kolitsch)/ Kristiansen, R. (2008): Nye mineralfunn i Norge. STEIN 35 (1): 17-21
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
Makagon, V. (2007) Evolution of Nb, Ta-oxide mineralization in rare-metal pegmatites of the East Sayan belt, Siberia, Russia. in Granitic Pegmatites: The State of the Art – International Symposium. 06th – 12th May 2007, Porto, Portugal. pp 46-47
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Keivy Mountains
          • Western Keivy Massif
Voloshin, A.V., Pakhomovskii,Ya.A. & Bakhchesaraitsev, A.Yu. (1989): Rynersonite - arare calcium tantalate in granite pegmatites. Miner.Zhurn., 11:81-85 [In Russian]
Sweden
 
  • Dalarna
    • Falun
      • Kårarvet (Kararfvet; Korarfvet)
Gunnar Farber
Uganda
 
  • Central Region
    • Wakiso District
      • Busiiro Co. (Bushiro Co.)
von Knorring, O. & Sahama, Th. G. (1979): A note on rynersonite from Uganda. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen 59: 15-19
USA
 
  • California
    • San Diego Co.
      • Mesa Grande District
        • Gem Hill
Foord, E.E. (1977): Famous mineral localities. The Himalaya Dike System. Mineralogical Record 8, 461-475
Foord, Eugene E. and Mrose, Mary E. (1978), Rynersonite, a new mineral from San Diego County, California. American Mineralogist, Volume 63, pages 709-714.
  • Colorado
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Quartz Creek Pegmatite District
Rocks & Min. Vol.71, No.3, p.193
Elder,R.A., Falster, A.V. & Simmons,Wm.B. (1997): Rynersonite from the Brown Derby no. 1 pegmatite, Gunnison county, Colorado. Mineral News, 13: 1-2
  • Wisconsin
    • Florence Co.
      • Fern
        • Pine River pegmatites
Falster, A. , W.B. Simmons & P.B. Moore (1996) The mineralogy and geochemistry of the Animikie Red Ace pegmatite in Florence County, Wisconsin: Recent Research Developments in Mineralogy: 1: 7-67.
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