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Edoardo Sanero
Bright orange
Resinous, Greasy
6 - 7
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Edoardo Sanero (31 May 1901, Turin, Italy - 28 March 1983), chemist and Professor of Mineralogy, University of Genoa, Italy. He spent much of his career rebuilding Institute of Mineralogy in the post-war years.
V analogue of braccoite.

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Classification of SaneroiteHide


9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
K : Inosilicates with 5-periodic single chains

69 : INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
2 : Chains with Side Branches or Loops with P>2

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
14 : Silicates of V and Bi

Physical Properties of SaneroiteHide

Resinous, Greasy
Bright orange
6 - 7 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of SaneroiteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.715 - 1.725 nβ = 1.740 - 1.745 nγ = 1.745 - 1.750
Measured: 40° to 48°, Calculated: 46° to 52°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.030
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r < v moderate

Chemical Properties of SaneroiteHide

IMA Formula:
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of SaneroiteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.74 Å, b = 9.97 Å, c = 9.1 Å
α = 92.7°, β = 117.11°, γ = 105.3°
a:b:c = 0.977 : 1 : 0.913
Unit Cell V:
744.16 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of SaneroiteHide

Synonyms of SaneroiteHide

Other Language Names for SaneroiteHide

Simplified Chinese:杉硅钠锰石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Baryte1 photo of Saneroite associated with Baryte on
Quartz1 photo of Saneroite associated with Quartz on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DK.05BabingtoniteCa2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DK.05MarsturiteNaCaMn3Si5O14(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DK.05RhodoniteMn2+SiO3Tric. 1
9.DK.10SantaclaraiteCaMn4[Si5O14OH](OH) · H2OTric.
9.DK.20Hellandite-(Y)(Ca,REE)4Y2Al◻2(B4Si4O22) (OH)2Mon.
9.DK.20Hellandite-(Ce)(Ca,REE)4Ce2Al□2(B4Si4O22) (OH)2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.14.1CavansiteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
14.14.2PentagoniteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2OOrth. mm2
14.14.7EulytineBi4(SiO4)3Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
14.14.8BismutoferriteFe3+2Bi(SiO4)2(OH)Mon. m : Bm

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 SaneroiteHide

Reference List:
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Lucchetti, G., Penco, A.M., and Rinaldi, R. (1981) Saneroite, a new natural hydrated Mn-silicate. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 4: 161-168. [Abs. in: American Mineralogist (1981): 66: 1277-1278]
Basso, R., Della Giusta, A. (1980) The crystal structure of a new manganese silicate. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen: 138: 333-342. [as unnamed mineral]
Nagashima, M. & Armbruster, T. (2010) Saneroite: chemical and structural variations of manganese pyroxenoids with hydrogen bonding in the silicate chain. European Journal of Mineralogy: 22: 393-402.

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Localities for SaneroiteHide

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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.
  • Liguria
    • Genova and La Spezia Provinces
      • Tre Monti mining concession
        • Castiglione Chiavarese and Maissana
analysed by Dr. Anthony Kampf, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, USA
    • Genova Province
      • Ne
        • Graveglia Valley
Analyses of Anthony Kampf of Natural History museum of Los Angeles - U.S.A.
[MinRec 32:356]
          • Reppia
[Rend.Soc.Ital.Mineral.Petrol.(1979) 35, 151-197; MinRec 32:354]
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
      • Maira Valley
        • Canosio
          • Vallone della Valletta
Bracco R. (2014) Sempre novità "estere". Segnalazioni in breve. Prie, 10, 48; Cámara, F., Bittarello, E., Ciriotti, M.E., Nestola, F., Radica, F., Marchesini, M. (2015) Arsenic-bearing new mineral species from Valletta mine, Maira Valley, Piedmont, Italy: II. Braccoite, NaMn2+5[Si5AsO17(OH)](OH), description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 171-189; Cámara, F., Bittarello, E., Ciriotti, M.E., Nestola, F., Radica, F., Massimi, F., Balestra, C., Bracco, R. (2017a) As-bearing new mineral species from Valletta mine, Maira Valley, Piedmont, Italy: III. Canosioite, Ba2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH), description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 305–317.
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Hinterrhein Valley
      • Ferrera Valley
        • Ausserferrera
Amer.Min.(1996) 81, 1270-1276
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