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Taramite Root Name

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Formula:
A(CaNa)(Z2+3Z3+2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
The taramite minerals are sodium-calcium amphiboles defined with A(Na+K+2Ca)> 0.5 apfu and 1.5 apfu < Z(Al+Fe3++2Ti).

The individual taramite minerals are defined by the dominant elements in the A, Z (= IMA C position) and W positions. The most common dominant elements in the various positions are:
A position: Na or K dominant
Z2+ position (= IMA C2+ position) : Mg or Fe2+ dominant
Z3+ position (= IMA C3+ position): Al or Fe3+ dominant
W position: (OH) or F dominant

On mindat.org we avoid using variables with the same symbol as elements and deviate from the IMA nomenclaure in that we use X rather than B, Z rather than C and (OH,F,Cl,O) rather than W.
Lustre:
Vitreous
Name:
Named for the group type locality, Walitarama, Mariupol, Ukraine.

The taramite group was redefined in the 2012 amphibole nomenclature. The following changes was made:

1) The taramite root name was redefined from the Fe2+ dominant species. The consequence of this is that all taramite group minerals without prefix pre-2012 will now have a ferro-prefix, and all taramite group minerals with a magnsio-prefix pre-2012 will now be without prefix.

2) Pre 2012, taramite and magnesiotaramite was defined with with Al ≈ Fe. Magnesiotaramite is now discredited, being either taramite or ferri-taramite, depending whether Al or Fe3+ is dominant, and taramite is redefined to be the Mg and Al dominant species in the group

3) The taramite group is in the 2012 nomenclature defined with C(Al+Fe3++2Ti)>1,5 apfu, whereas the pre-2012 definition was used the T position, i.e 5,5 < Si < 6,5 apfu. This redefinition does not change the formula, but some amphiboles qualifying as taramite group members pre-2012 may now belong to the katophorite group.
This page provides mineralogical data about Taramite Root Name.


Classification of Taramite Root NameHide

16.24.13

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
24 : Aluminosilicates of Fe, Mg, Ca and alkalis

Physical Properties of Taramite Root NameHide

Vitreous

Chemical Properties of Taramite Root NameHide

Formula:
A(CaNa)(Z2+3Z3+2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH,F,Cl)2

The taramite minerals are sodium-calcium amphiboles defined with A(Na+K+2Ca)> 0.5 apfu and 1.5 apfu < Z(Al+Fe3++2Ti).

The individual taramite minerals are defined by the dominant elements in the A, Z (= IMA C position) and W positions. The most common dominant elements in the various positions are:
A position: Na or K dominant
Z2+ position (= IMA C2+ position) : Mg or Fe2+ dominant
Z3+ position (= IMA C3+ position): Al or Fe3+ dominant
W position: (OH) or F dominant

On mindat.org we avoid using variables with the same symbol as elements and deviate from the IMA nomenclaure in that we use X rather than B, Z rather than C and (OH,F,Cl,O) rather than W.

First Recorded Occurrence of Taramite Root NameHide

Synonyms of Taramite Root NameHide

Other Language Names for Taramite Root NameHide

German:Taramit
Simplified Chinese:绿闪石
Spanish:Taramita

Relationship of Taramite Root Name to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Barroisite Root Name☐{CaNa}{Z2+3Z3+2}(AlSi7O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
Katophorite Root NameA(CaNa)(Z2+4Z3+)(AlSi7O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
Richterite Root Name{A}{CaNa}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2Mon.
Winchite Root Name☐{CaNa}{Z2+4Z3+}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2Mon.
Group Members:
Ferri-fluoro-taramite Na(CaNa)(Mg3Fe3+2)(Al2Si6O22)F2
Ferri-taramite Na(CaNa)(Mg3Fe3+2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2Mon.
Ferro-ferri-fluoro-taramite Na(CaNa)(Fe2+3Fe3+2)(Al2Si6O22)F2
Ferro-ferri-taramite Na(CaNa)(Fe2+3Fe3+2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ferro-fluoro-taramite Na(CaNa)(Fe2+3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)F2
Ferro-taramite Na(CaNa)(Fe2+3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Fluoro-taramite {Na}{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Potassic-ferri-taramite K(CaNa)(Mg3Fe3+2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)
Potassic-ferro-ferri-taramite K(CaNa)(Fe2+3Fe3+2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2Mon. 2/m
Potassic-ferro-taramite K{CaNa}{Fe2+3Al2}{Si6Al2}O22(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Taramite {Na}{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.24.1Aegirine-augite(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(Fe3+eAlfFe2+gMgh)Si2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
16.24.2Omphacite(NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6Mon. 2/m
16.24.4Ferri-katophoriteNa(CaNa)(Mg4Fe3+)(AlSi7O22)(OH)2Mon.
16.24.5Ferro-ferri-katophoriteNa(NaCa)(Fe2+4Fe3+)(Si7Al)O22(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
16.24.6Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2Mon.
16.24.7Ferri-barroisite☐(CaNa)(Mg3Fe3+2)(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
16.24.8Alumino-ferrobarroisite☐{CaNa}{Fe2+3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
16.24.9Ferro-barroisite☐{CaNa}{Fe2+3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
16.24.10Ferro-ferri-barroisite☐(CaNa)(Fe2+3Fe3+2)(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
16.24.11Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2Mon.
16.24.12Magnesio-hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2Mon.
16.24.14Ferri-taramiteNa(CaNa)(Mg3Fe3+2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2Mon.
16.24.15Magnesiotaramite{Na}{CaNa}{Mg3AlFe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2Mon.
16.24.16Osumilite-(Mg)KMg2Al3(Al2Si10)O30 Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
16.24.16Osumilite(K,Na)(Fe2+,Mg)2(Al,Fe3+)3(Si,Al)12O30Hex.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
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References for Taramite Root NameHide

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Morozewicz, J. (1923) Bull. Service géologique Pologne: 2: 6.
Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen (1925) 38: 210.
Leake, B.E., Woolley, A.R., Arps, C.E.S., Birch, W.D., Gilbert, M.C., Grice, J.D., Hawthorne, F.C., Kato, A., Kisch, H.J., Krivovichev, V.G., Linthout, K., Laird, J., Mandarino, J.A., Maresch, W.V., Nickel, E.H., Rock, N.M.S., Schumacher, J.C.S., Smith, D.C., Stephenson, N.C.N., Ungaretti, L., Whittaker, E.J.W., Youzhi, G. (1997) Nomenclature of amphiboles: Report of the Subcommittee on Amphiboles of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 82: 1019-1037.
Mandarino, J.A. (1998) The Second List of Additions and Corrections to the Glossary of Mineral Species (1995). The Amphibole Group. Mineralogical Record: 29: 169-174.
Hawthorne, F.C., Oberti, R. (2006) On the classification of amphiboles. The Canadian Mineralogist: 44: 1-21.
Hawthorne, F.C., Oberti, R., Harlow, G.E., Maresch, W.V., Martin, R.F., Schumacher, J.C., Welch, M.D. (2012) Nomenclature of the amphibole supergroup. American Mineralogist: 97: 2031-2048.

Internet Links for Taramite Root NameHide

Localities for Taramite Root NameHide

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
 
  • Northern Territory
    • Central Desert Region
      • Alcoota Station
[Taramite] Currie, K.L., Knutson, J., Temby, P.A. (1992) The Mud Tank carbonatite complex, central Australia - an example of metasomatism at mid-crustal levels. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Vol. 109 (3), pp.326-339.
Brazil
 
  • Bahia
    • Itaju do Colônia
[Taramite] Maria de Lourdes da Silva Rosa, Herbet Conceição, Moacir José Buenano Macambira, Marco Antonio Galarza ,Mônica Pringsheim Cunha, Rita Cunha Leal Menezes,Moacyr Moura Marinho, Basílio Elesbão da Cruz Filho,Débora Correia Rios (2007):Neoproterozoic anorogenic magmatism in the Southern Bahia Alkaline Province of NE Brazil: U–Pb and Pb–Pb ages of the blue sodalite syenites, Lithos vol 97 pp 88-97
    • Itarantim
Conceicao, Herbet, Rosa, Maria de Lourdes da Silva, Moura, Candido A. V., Macambira, Moacir Jose Buenano, Galaraza, Marco Antonio, Correia Rios, Debora, Marinho, Moacyr Moura, Menezes, Rita Cunha Leal, Cunha, Monica Prisgsheim, 2009, Petrology of the Neoproterozoic Itarantim Nepheline Syenite Batholith, Sao Francisco Craton, Bahia, Brazil, Canadian Mineralogist, v 47, p. 1527-1550.
  • Minas Gerais
Arliguie M collection
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Hastings Co.
      • Dungannon Township
        • York River area
[Ferro-ferri-taramite] Hawthorne,F.C.& Grundy H.D., 1978, Canadian Mineralogist V16, p.53
    • Kenora District
      • Ring of Fire
        • BMA527861 Area
[Taramite] Laarman,J.E. 2014. A DETAILED METALLOGENIC STUDY OF THE MCFAULDS LAKE CHROMITE DEPOSITS, NORTHERN ONTARIO , PhD Thesis, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
China
 
  • Anhui Province
    • Anqing Prefecture
      • Qianshan Co.
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1995, 7, pp. 119-138.
      • Yuexi Co.
www.scienceinchina.com/ky/0008/ky0748.pdf.
  • Henan Province
    • Luoyang Prefecture
      • Song Co.
        • Qiyugou ore field
Jingwen Mao, Goldfarb, R.J., Zhengwei Zhang, Wenyi Xu, Yumin Qiu, and Jun Deng (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37(3/4), 306-325.
    • Xinyang Prefecture
      • Xin Co.
Ruyuan Zhang and Liou, J.G. (1994): European Journal of Mineralogy 6(2), 217-233.
  • Jiangsu Province
    • Lianyungang Prefecture
      • Donghai Co.
[Taramite] Oberti, R., Boiocchi, M., and Smith, D.C. (2003): Mineralogical Magazine 67(4), 769-782.
Rong Yan and Jianjun Yang (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(5), 1621-1633
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
Wei Lin and Masaki Enami (2006): Island Arc 15(4), 483-502.
      • Zhaosu Co.
Xin Liu, Wen Su, Jun Gao, Jilei Li, and Tuo Jiang (2013): Acta Petrologica Sinica 29(5), 1675-1684
Cuba
 
  • Villa Clara Province
[Taramite] Maresch, W. V., Grevel, C., Stanek, K. P., Schertl, H. P., & Carpenter, M. A. (2012). Multiple growth mechanisms of jadeite in Cuban metabasite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24(2), 217-235.
Denmark
 
  • Greenland
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
        • Igaliku (Igaliko)
[Taramite] Schönenberger, J., & Markl, G. (2008). The magmatic and fluid evolution of the Motzfeldt intrusion in South Greenland: insights into the formation of Agpaitic and Miaskitic rocks. Journal of Petrology, 49(9), 1549-1577.
France
 
  • Pays de la Loire
www.scienceinchina.com/ky/0008/ky0748.pdf.
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Mendig
      • Niedermendig
[Ferri-taramite] Schäfer, Ch. & Schäfer, H. (2018) Über Dawsonit, Britholith, Ferriallanit und einige Amphibole aus den Auswürflingen des Laacher Vulkans, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 69(4), 201-219
Greece
 
  • Thraki Department (Thrace; Thracia)
    • Komotini Prefecture (Rodopi; Rhodope)
[Taramite] Mposkos, E., & Perraki, M. (2012). Preiswerkite, Ca-(Mg, Fe)-paragonite and Ca-“ephesite” in metadiorite from the HP Kechros Metamorphic Complex in Eastern Rhodope, NE Greece. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology Sofia 49, 33-48.
Guatemala
 
  • Motagua Valley
Mikhail Ostrooumov and Alfredo Victoria Morales (2010) Mexican jadeite-bearing rock: a first mineralogical and gemmological approach. The Journal of Gemmology, Vol. 32, No. 1–4.
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • Savona Province
      • Varazze and Sassello
[Ferri-taramite] Balestra, C., Kolitsch, U., Blass, G., Callegari, A.M., Boiocchi, M., Armellino, G., Ciriotti, M.E., Ambrino, P. Bracco, R. (2009): Mineralogia ligure 2007-2008: novità caratterizzate dal Servizio UK dell’AMI. Micro, 1-2009, 78-99.
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
      • Varaita Valley
        • Brossasco
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
T. Hirajima and R. Compagnoni : "Petrology of a jadeite-quartz-almandine-phengite fels with retrograde ferro-nyböite from the Dora-Maira Massif, Western Alps", Eur. Journ. Mineral., 1993, 5, pp 943-955.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kanto Region
      • Gunma Prefecture
Tanabe et al (1982) Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B, 58, 199-203.
Kato, A. (2009) Explanations of distributed specimens at the Ordinary Meeting of Mumeikai Group, #27, 410-415.
Madagascar
 
  • Fianarantsoa Province
    • Haute Matsiatra Region
      • Ikalamavony District
        • Tsitondroina Commune
De Ascenção Guedes, R., Lebocey, J. & Bayle, L.-D. (2010): Munich 2010. Le Règne Minéral. 96 (Nov-Déc 2010): 27-44 [p.40-41]
Norway
 
  • Sogn og Fjordane
    • Selje
      • Liset
[Ferro-taramite] Oberti, R., Boiocchi, M., Smith, D.C. & Medenbach, O. (2007): Alumotaramite, alumino-magnesiotaramite, and fluoro-alumino-magnesiotaramite: Mineral data and crystal chemistry. American Mineeralogist. 92: 1428-1435
      • Nordpollen
Carswell, D. A., Brueckner,H. K.,Cuthbert, S. J.,Mehta, K. & O'Brien,P. J. (2003): The timing of stabilisation and the exhumation rate for ultra-high pressure rocks in the Western Gneiss Region of Norway. Journal of Metamorphic Geology. 21, 601-612.
Carswell, D. A., Brueckner,H. K.,Cuthbert, S. J.,Mehta, K. & O'Brien,P. J. (2003): The timing of stabilisation and the exhumation rate for ultra-high pressure rocks in the Western Gneiss Region of Norway. Journal of Metamorphic Geology. 21, 601-612.
    • Vågsøy
      • Sørpollen
[Taramite] Ungaretti, L., Smith, D.C. (1981): Crystal-chemistry by x-ray structure refinement and electron microprobe analysis of a series of sodic-calcic to alkali-amphiboles from the Nybö eclogite pod, Norway. Bulletin Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie. 104: 400–412
  • Vestfold
    • Larvik
      • Hedrum
        • Lågendalen
[Taramite] Piilonen, P.C., McDonald, A.M., Poirier, G., Rowe, R. & Larsen, A.O. (2012): The mineralogy and crystal chemistry of alkaline pegmatites in the Larvik Plutonic Complex, Oslo rift valley, Norway. Part 1. Magmatic and secondary zircon: implications for petrogenesis from trace-element geochemistry. Mineralogical Magazine. 76, 649-672
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
[Ferri-taramite] Konopleva, N.G., Ivanyuk, G.Y., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Men’shikov, Y.P., and Korchak, Y.A. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(8), 720-731.
Somaliland
 
  • Awdal
    • Borama District
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/other.htm
[Potassic-ferro-ferri-taramite] P.W.G.Brock, D.C. Gellatly, and O. Von Knorring(1964):Mboziite, a new sodic amphibole end member. Mineralogical Magazine, Vol 33, pp1057-65.
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Cóbdar
Canadian Mineralogist 40:67-83
[Potassic-ferro-taramite] Obertii, R., Boiocchi, M., Smith, D.C. Mendenbach, O. & Helmers H. (2008): Potassic-aluminotaramite from Sierra de los Filabres, Spain. European Journal of Mineralogy. 20: 1005–1010
Sweden
 
  • Jämtland
Majka, J., Janák, M., Andersson, B., Klonowska, I., Gee, D.G., Rosén, Å., & Kośminska, K. (2014): Pressure-temperature estimates on the Tjeliken eclogite: new insights into the (ultra)-high pressure evolution of the Seve Nappe Complex in the Scandinavian Caledonides; in: F. Corfu, D. Gasser & D.M. Chew (Eds.) New Perspectives on the Caledonides of Scandinavia and Related Areas (pp. 369–384). Geological Society, London, Special Publications: 390. DOI: 10.1144/SP390.14
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Anniviers Valley
      • Saint-Luc
[Ferri-taramite] Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
[Ferri-taramite] Ansermet, S. with contributions of Meisser, N. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais. II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. Musée de la Nature (Sion), Musée Cantonal de Géologie (Lausanne), and Editions Porte-Plumes (Ayer), 374 pp.
      • Vissoie
[Ferri-taramite] Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
Tanzania
 
  • Mbeya Region
[Potassic-ferro-ferri-taramite] P.W.G.Brock, D.C. Gellatly, and O. Von Knorring(1964):Mboziite, a new sodic amphibole end member. Mineralogical Magazine, Vol 33, pp1057-65.
Ukraine
 
  • Dnipropetrovs'k Oblast' (Dnepropetrovsk Oblast')
    • Ukrainian Shield
L. N. Kogarko, V. A. Konova, M. P. Orlova, A. R. Woolley (1995) Ukraine in Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World pp 49-58
  • Donetsk (Donets'k) Oblast'
    • Azov Sea Region
      • Oktyabr'skii Massif (Mariupol'skii)
Spraw.Polsk.Inst.Geol.(1923) 2, 6 and TMPM,(1925) 38, 210; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
USA
 
  • California
    • Mendocino Co.
      • Pieta
[Ferro-ferri-taramite] Gunnar Färber
  • New Hampshire
    • Carroll Co.
      • Moultonborough
Journal of Petrology 30(3):627-666 (1989)
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