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Nigerite Group

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This page provides mineralogical data about Nigerite Group.

Classification of Nigerite Group

Relationship of Nigerite Group to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Group Members:
Ferronigerite-2N1S (Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
Ferronigerite-6N6S (Al,Fe,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)
Magnesionigerite-2N1S (Mg,Al,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
Magnesionigerite-6N6S (Mg,Al,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)
Zinconigerite-2N1S (Zn,Al,Mg)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
Zinconigerite-6N6S (Zn,Mg,Al)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)

Other Information

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 Nigerite Group

Reference List:
Armbruster, T. (2002): Revised nomenclature of högbomite, nigerite, and taaffeite minerals. Eur. Journ. Mineralogy 14, 389-395.

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Localities for Nigerite Group

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
  • Queensland
    • Tablelands Region
      • Mount Garnet
[Ferronigerite-6N6S] Am. Mineral. 1979, 1255-1264
  • Ontario
    • Kenora District
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Tindle, A.G., Breaks, F.W., and Selway, J.B. (2002) Tourmaline in petalite-subtype gramitic pegmatites: evidence of fractionation and contamination from Pakeagama Lake and Separation Lake areas of northwestern Ontario, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 753-788.
    • Thunder Bay District
      • Gemmell Township
[Ferronigerite-2N1S]; Can Mineral 1982 20: 549-553.
  • Hunan Province
    • Chenzhou Prefecture
      • Linwu Co.
[Magnesionigerite-6N6S] Yang, Z., Ding, K., de Fourestier, J., Mao, Q., Li, He (2013): Fe-rich Li-bearing magnesionigerite-6N6S from Xianghualing tin-polymetallic orefield, Hunan Province, P.R. China. Mineralogy and Petrology, 107, 163-169.
      • Yizhang Co.
        • Dongpo ore field
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Yihong Sun and Xiangmei Ren (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(2), 179-187; Yuzhou Li (1990): Geology and Prospecting 26(6), 29-35
    • Yiyang Prefecture
      • Anhua Co.
[Magnesionigerite-6N6S] Chen Jingzhong, Yang Guangming, Pan Zhaolu, Shi Nicun, and Peng Zhizhong (1989): Discovery and study of pengzhizhongite-6H - A new mineral. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 9(1), 20-24.
Czech Republic
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Kutná Hora (Kuttenberg)
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Čech, F., Rieder, M., Novák, F., Novotny, J.: Accessory nigerite in a granite from central Bohemia, Czechoslovakia. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, H. 8, 1978, s. 337-346.
  • Southern Finland Region
    • Heinola
[Ferronigerite-6N6S] Mattila, E:, 1983 Rakokivenmäen Sn-Li-pitoisen pegmatiittijuonen kairaus. Rautaruukki oy. Raportti OU/83
    • Tammela
[Ferronigerite-6N6S] Ilkka Mikkola
  • Southwestern Finland Region
    • Kemiö Island (Kimito Island)
[Ferronigerite-6N6S] T. Armbruster (2002) Revised nomenclature of högbomite, nigerite, and taaffeite minerals.- Eur. Journ. Mineralogy 14, 389-395
  • Erongo Region
    • Karibib District
      • Spitzkopje Area
        • Klein Spitzkopje granite stock (Kleine Spitzkoppe; Klein Spitzkoppe)
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Ernst A. Schnaitmann
    • Omaruru District
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 543 pp. (in English)
    • Swakopmund District
      • Arandis
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Elmar Lachner. See messageboard at,7,239107,239366#msg-239366
  • Kunene Region
    • Damaraland District
      • Uis (Groot Uis)
[Zinconigerite-2N1S] Chukanov, N.V., & Chervonnyi, A.D (2016): Infrared spectroscopy of mineral species and related compounds. Springer, Dordrecht 2016., p.193
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Quarterly Magazine V4 #4 pg 37; Ernst A. Schnaitmann
  • Kogi State
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Mineralogical Magazine(1947) 28, 118-128
  • Porto District
    • Felgueiras
      • Borba de Godim
  • Viana do Castelo District
    • Ponte de Lima
      • Arcozelo
[Zinconigerite-2N1S] T. Armbruster (2002) Revised nomenclature of högbomite, nigerite, and taaffeite minerals.- Eur. Journ. Mineralogy 14, 389-395
  • Vila Real District
    • Barroso-Alvão pegmatite field
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Novák, M. et al. (2009): Ferronigerite with dominant substitution TiSn-1 in muscovite+chlorite aggregate from massive quartz nodule associated with a petalite-rich aplite-pegmatite of the Barroso-Alvão pegmatite field, Northern Portugal. N. Jb. Mineral. Abh. 186, 67-78.
  • Dalarna
    • Falun
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Schumacher, J.C., Schäfer, K. & Seifert, F. (1987): Lamellar nigerite in Zn-rich spinel from the Falun deposit, Sweden. Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology. 95: 182-190
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Bell,Henry (2006) Strata Bound Sulfide deposits, wall-rock alteration,and associated tin -bearing minerals in the Carolina slate belt,South Carolina and Georgia: Economic Geology
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