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Taneyamalite

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Formula:
(Na,Ca)(Mn,Mg,Fe)12Si12(O,OH)44
Colour:
Greenish-grey-yellow
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5 - 6
Specific Gravity:
3.30 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
Named for the Taneyama Mine, Toyo village, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, a co-type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Taneyamalite.


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Classification of TaneyamaliteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1977
9.DH.65

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
H : Inosilicates with 4-periodic single chains, Si4O12
69.2.3.2

69 : INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
2 : Chains with Side Branches or Loops with P>2
16.16.16

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
16 : Aluminosilicates of Mn

Physical Properties of TaneyamaliteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Greenish-grey-yellow
Streak:
Light yellow
Hardness:
5 - 6 on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Perfect
on {010}
Density:
3.30 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of TaneyamaliteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.646 - 1.697 nβ = 1.664 - 1.720 nγ = 1.676 - 1.732
2V:
Measured: 70° , Calculated: 70° to 76°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.030 - 0.035
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
relatively strong
Optical Extinction:
nearly parallel
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
α = β nearly colourless, γ pale yellow

Chemical Properties of TaneyamaliteHide

Formula:
(Na,Ca)(Mn,Mg,Fe)12Si12(O,OH)44
IMA Formula:
(Na,Ca)Mn2+12(Si,Al)12(O,OH)44
Common Impurities:
Ti,Al,Ca,K,H2O

Crystallography of TaneyamaliteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.19 Å, b = 9.82 Å, c = 9.48 Å
α = 90.5°, β = 70.53°, γ = 108.57°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.038 : 1 : 0.965
Unit Cell V:
842.76 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of TaneyamaliteHide

Synonyms of TaneyamaliteHide

Other Language Names for TaneyamaliteHide

Japanese:種山石
Spanish:Taneyamalita

Relationship of Taneyamalite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Deerite(Fe,Mn)6(Fe,Al)3[Si6O17]O3(OH)5Mon.
HowieiteNa(Fe,Mn)10(Fe,Al)2Si12O31(OH)13Tric.
JohninnesiteNa2Mn2+9Mg7(OH)8[AsO4]2[Si6O17]2Tric.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DH.05LeucophaniteNaCaBeSi2O6FOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
9.DH.10OhmiliteSr3(Ti,Fe3+)(Si4O12)(O,OH) · 2-3H2OMon.
9.DH.15HaradaiteSrVSi2O7Orth.
9.DH.15SuzukiiteBaVSi2O7Orth.
9.DH.20BatisiteBaNaNaTi2(Si4O12)O2Orth.
9.DH.20Shcherbakovite(K,Ba)KNa(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)O2Orth.
9.DH.25TaikaniteSr3BaMn2+2(Si4O12)O2Mon.
9.DH.30KrauskopfiteBaSi2O5 · 3H2OMon.
9.DH.35Balangeroite(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+,Mn2+)42Si16O54(OH)40Mon.
9.DH.35GageiteMn21(Si4O12)2O3(OH)20Mon. 2/m
9.DH.40AenigmatiteNa2Fe2+5Ti(Si6O18)O2Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.40DorriteCa4(Mg3Fe3+9)O4(Si3Al8Fe3+O36)Tric.
9.DH.40HøgtuvaiteCa4[Fe2+6Fe3+6]O4[Si8Be2Al2O36]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.40KrinoviteNa2Mg4Cr3+2(Si6O18)O2Tric.
9.DH.40Makarochkinite(Ca,Na)2Fe2+4Fe3+Ti[O2|BeAlSi4O18]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.40RhöniteCa2(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+,Ti)6[O2|(Si,Al)6O18]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.40SerendibiteCa4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.40WelshiteCa4Mg9Sb3O4[Si6Be3AlFe2O36]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.40WilkinsoniteNa2Fe2+4Fe3+2(Si6O18)O2Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.45SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.DH.50Khmaralite(Mg,Al,Fe)16[(Al,Si,Be)12O36]O4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.DH.55Surinamite(Mg,Fe)3Al4BeSi3O16Mon.
9.DH.60Deerite(Fe,Mn)6(Fe,Al)3[Si6O17]O3(OH)5Mon.
9.DH.65HowieiteNa(Fe,Mn)10(Fe,Al)2Si12O31(OH)13Tric.
9.DH.70JohninnesiteNa2Mn2+9Mg7(OH)8[AsO4]2[Si6O17]2Tric.
9.DH.75AgrelliteNaCa2Si4O10FTric.

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

69.2.3.1HowieiteNa(Fe,Mn)10(Fe,Al)2Si12O31(OH)13Tric.
69.2.3.3Deerite(Fe,Mn)6(Fe,Al)3[Si6O17]O3(OH)5Mon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.16.1KanonaiteMn3+Al(SiO4)OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
16.16.2SpessartineMn2+3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
16.16.3DavreuxiteMnAl6Si4O17(OH)2Mon.
16.16.4SursassiteMn2+2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
16.16.5CarpholiteMn2+Al2(Si2O6)(OH)4Orth.
16.16.6KellyiteMn2+2Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4Hex.
16.16.7PennantiteMn2+5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8Tric.
16.16.8AkatoreiteMn2+9Al2Si8O24(OH)8Tric.
16.16.9Ganophyllite(K,Na,Ca)2Mn8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)32 · 8H2OMon.
16.16.10Mangano-ferri-eckermannite[Na][Na2][Mn2+4(Fe3+)]Si8O22(OH)2Mon.
16.16.11Masutomilite(K,Rb)(Li,Mn3+,Al)3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2Mon.
16.16.13HowieiteNa(Fe,Mn)10(Fe,Al)2Si12O31(OH)13Tric.
16.16.14Eggletonite(Na,K,Ca)2(Mn,Fe)8(Si,Al)12O29(OH)7 · 11H2OMon.
16.16.15Bannisterite(Ca,K,Na)(Mn2+,Fe2+)10(Si,Al)16O38(OH)8 · nH2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
16.16.17ZussmaniteK(Fe,Mg,Mn)13(Si,Al)18O42(OH)14Trig. 3 : R3
16.16.18CoombsiteK(Mn,Fe,Mg)13(Si,Al)18O42(OH)14Trig.
16.16.19HenritermieriteCa3(Mn3+,Al)2(SiO4)2(OH)4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
16.16.20MacfalliteCa2Mn3+3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3Mon.
16.16.21Ottrélite(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2Mon.
16.16.22Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
16.16.23OkhotskiteCa2(Mn,Mg)(Mn3+,Al,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2OMon.
16.16.24Pumpellyite-(Mn2+)Ca2Mn2+Al2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2OMon.
16.16.25Piemontite-(Sr){CaSr}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)Mon.

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 TaneyamaliteHide

Reference List:
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Journal of the Geological Society of Japan (1968): 74: 136.
Matsubara, S. (1981): Taneyamalite, (Na,Ca)(Mn2+,Mg,Fe3+,Al)12Si12(O,OH)44, a new mineral from the Iwaizawa mine, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Mineral. Mag. 44, 51-53.
American Mineralogist (1981): 66: 1101.

Internet Links for TaneyamaliteHide

Localities for TaneyamaliteHide

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.
Japan (TL)
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kanto Region
      • Saitama Prefecture
        • Hannou
Satoshi Matsubara (1981) Taneyamalite, (Na, Ca)(Mn2+,Mg,Fe3+,Al)12Si12 (O,OH)44, a New Mineral from the Iwaizawa Mine, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine 44:51-53.
  • Kyushu Region
    • Kumamoto Prefecture
      • Yatsushiro City
        • Toyo
Aoki, Y., Akasako, H., Ishida, K. (1981): Taneyamalite, a new manganese silicate mineral from the Taneyama mine, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.
  • Shikoku Island
    • Kochi Prefecture
      • Nankoku city
Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 103,400-406(2008)
USA
 
  • California
    • Sonoma Co.
      • Coast Range
        • Cazadero
Analysis in: DHZ, Vol. 2B, 2nd ed., p 755.
    • Stanislaus Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • Ladd-Buckeye District
          • Mount Oso
Econ Geol (1992) 87:2023-2040; Huebner, J. Stephen; Flohr, Marta J. (1990) Microbanded manganese formations; protoliths in the Franciscan Complex, California; USGS Professional Paper 1502.
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