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About TakaneliteHide

(Mn,Ca)Mn4O9 · H2O
Grey, black, gray-brown
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Katsutoshi Takane (高根勝利) (1899-1945), Professor of Mineralogy, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
Isostructural with:

Classification of TakaneliteHide

Approval Year:
First Published:

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
L : Hydroxides with H2O +- (OH); sheets of edge-sharing octahedra

10 : AB4X9

Physical Properties of TakaneliteHide

Grey, black, gray-brown
Dark brown
3.41 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.98 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of TakaneliteHide

(Mn,Ca)Mn4O9 · H2O
IMA Formula:
(Mn2+,Ca)2x(Mn4+)1-xO2 · 0.7H2O

Crystallography of TakaneliteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 2.83 Å, c = 7.24 Å
a:c = 1 : 2.558
Unit Cell V:
50.22 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
UCD from ICDD 25-164 superceded by Strunz and Nickel (2001)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
7.57 Å(100)
4.43 Å(18b)
3.765 Å(25)
2.462 Å(15)
2.349 Å(20)
2.065 Å(10)
1.754 Å(7b)
1.420 Å(17)
ICDD 25-164 (Nomura Mine, Japan). Close to PXRD pattern of ranciéite, variable with hydration state.

Type Occurrence of TakaneliteHide

Nambu, M., Tanida, K. (1971) New mineral takanelite. Journal of the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists: 65: 1-15.

Other Language Names for TakaneliteHide

Simplified Chinese:塔锰矿

Relationship of Takanelite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2OTrig. 3 : P3
Forms a series with:

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.FL.TrébeurdeniteFe2+2Fe3+4O2(OH)10CO3·3H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FL.05WoodalliteMg6Cr2(OH)16Cl2 · 4H2OTrig.
4.FL.05IowaiteMg6Fe3+2(OH)16Cl2 · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FL.05JamboriteNi2+1-xCo3+x(OH)2-x(SO4)x · nH2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FL.05MeixneriteMg6Al2(OH)16(OH)2 · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FL.05MuskoxiteMg7Fe4O13 · 10H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m)
4.FL.05FougèriteFe2+4Fe3+2(OH)12[CO3]·3H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FL.10HydrocalumiteCa4Al2(OH)12(Cl,CO3,OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2 : P21
4.FL.15KuzeliteCa4Al2(OH)12[SO4] · 6H2OTrig.
4.FL.20AuroriteMn2+Mn4+3O7 · 3H2OTrig. 3 : R3
4.FL.20ChalcophaniteZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2OTrig. 3 : R3
4.FL.20ErnienickeliteNiMn3O7 · 3H2OTrig. 3 : R3
4.FL.20Jianshuiite(Mg,Mn,Ca)Mn3O7 · 3H2OTrig. 3 : R3
4.FL.25WoodruffiteZn2+x/2(Mn4+1-xMn3+x)O2·yH2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
4.FL.30Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2OHex.
4.FL.35BuseriteNa4Mn14O27 · 21H2O
4.FL.40Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2OTrig. 3 : P3
4.FL.45Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
4.FL.55CianciulliiteMn(Mg,Mn)2Zn2(OH)10 · 2-4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
4.FL.60JenseniteCu3[TeO6] · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
4.FL.65LeisingiteCuMg2Te6+O6 · 6H2OTrig. 3 : P3
4.FL.70Akdalaite5Al2O3 · H2OHex.
4.FL.75CafetiteCaTi2O5 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hideéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2OTrig. 3 : P3

Fluorescence of TakaneliteHide

Not fluorescent in UV

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 TakaneliteHide

Reference List:
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Nambu, M., Tanida, K. (1971) New mineral takanelite. Journal of the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists: 65: 1-15.
Fleischer, M. (1971) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 56: 1487-1489.
Dunn, P.J., Fleischer, M., Francis, C.A., Langley, R.H., Kissin, S.A., Shigley, J.E., Vanko, D.A., Zilczer, J.A. (1984) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 69: 810-815.
Kim, S.J. (1980) Birnessite and rancieite problem: their crystal chemistry and new classification. Journal of the Geological Society of Korea: 16: 105-113.
Kim, S.J. (1991) New characterization of takanelite. American Mineralogist: 76: 1426-1430.
Bilinski, H., Giovanoli, R., Usui, A., Hanžel, D. (2002) Characterization of Mn oxides in cemented streambed crusts from Pinal Creek, Arizona, U.S.A., and in hot-spring deposits from Yuno-Taki Falls, Hokkaido, Japan. American Mineralogist: 87: 580-591.

Internet Links for TakaneliteHide

Localities for TakaneliteHide

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.
  • Tasmania
    • Burnie City
      • Hampshire district
        • Kara Mines
Ralph Bottrill 6/10/2005. A Catalogue of The Minerals of Tasmania, Tasmanian Geological Survey Bulletin 73
  • Styria
    • Oberhaag
      • Lieschengraben
Taucher, J. & Postl, W. (1992), Exel, R. (1993)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Tuzla Canton
      • Tuzla
Bevandić, S., Brenko, T., Babajić, E., & Borojević Šoštarić, S. (2018). Mehanizmi za formiranje Fe-Mn konkrecija unutar kamenoloma Vijenac smještenoga u pojasu dinaridskoga ofiolitnog melanža. Rudarsko-geološko-naftni zbornik, 33(3), 74-74.
  • Shaanxi
    • Hanzhong
      • Mian Co.
Zhongtang Yang, Zhiming Li, Gengbiao Qiao, Zhongbao Song, Xiaozhou Liu, and Wei Wan (2008): Geology and Prospecting 44(2), 38-44; Zhongtang Yang, Gengbiao Qiao, Zhiming Li, Xiaoyong Yang, Hongping Huang, Xianghua Lan, Zhongbao Song, Xiaozhou Liu, and Wei Wan (2009): Chinese Journal of Geology 44(1), 88-102
  • Šibenik-Knin County
Bilinski, H., Kwokal, Ž., & Branica, M. (1996). Formation of some manganese minerals from ferromanganese factory waste disposed in the Krka River Estuary. Water Research, 30(3), 495-500.
  • Bavaria
    • Upper Palatinate
      • Neustadt an der Waldnaab
        • Waidhaus
M.E. Ciriotti - 05.06.2008 - Probed
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Harz
      • Oberharz am Brocken
        • Elbingerode
          • Schävenholz (Schebenholz; Schäbenholz)
Witzke, T. (2013): Die Minerale der Manganlagerstätte Schävenholz bei Elbingerode, Harz.- Aufschluss 64, 69-80
Japan (TL)
  • Ehime
    • Seiyo City
      • Nomura
J.Jap.Assoc.Min.Petr.Econ.Geol.(1971) 65, 1-15
  • Khakassia
    • Askizsky Rayon
      • Askiz ore district
Kassandrov, E. G., & Mazurov, M. P. (2009). Magmatogenic manganese ores of the South Minusa Intermontane Trough. Geology of Ore Deposits, 51(5), 356.
Kassandrov, E. G., & Mazurov, M. P. (2009). Magmatogenic manganese ores of the South Minusa Intermontane Trough. Geology of Ore Deposits, 51(5), 356.
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
      • Eveslogchorr Mt
        • Astrophyllite Stream
Pekov et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp11-16
    • Lovozersky District
Pekov, I.V. (2000): Lovozero Massif. Moscow, Ocean Pictures Ltd, 480 pp.
South Korea
  • North Gyeongsang Province
    • Bonghwa-gun
Kim, S.J. (1991) New characterization of takanelite. American Mineralogist, 76, 1426-1430.; Cotterell, T.F. and Jenkins, D.A. (2008) Ranciéite from Mynydd Parys, Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 59-63 (referring to Kim, 1991).; Choi, H. S., & Kim, S. J. (1992). Chemistry and Dehydration Behavior of (Ca, Mg)-buserite from the Janggun Mine, Korea. Journal of the Mineralogical Society of Korea, 5(2), 102-108.
  • Grisons
    • Albula Valley
      • Oberhalbstein (Surses; Sursass)
        • Tinizong (Tinzen)
  • Valais
    • Turtmann Valley
      • Pipjitälli
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 399.; Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
  • Arizona
    • Gila Co.
      • Globe-Miami Mining District
        • Globe Hills Mining District
          • Globe Hills
            • Globe
              • Globe Placers
Bargar, J. R., Fuller, C. C., Marcus, M. A., Brearley, A. J., De la Rosa, M. P., Webb, S. M., & Caldwell, W. A. (2009). Structural characterization of terrestrial microbial Mn oxides from Pinal Creek, AZ. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73(4), 889-910.
  • Massachusetts
    • Hampshire Co.
      • Plainfield
Kim, Soo Jin (1991). New characterization of takanelite (American Mineralogist, Volume 76, pages 1426-1430)
  • Texas
    • Presidio Co.
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