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Nigerite Group

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About Nigerite GroupHide

This page provides mineralogical data about Nigerite Group.

Relationship of Nigerite Group to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Högbomite Group
Magnesiobeltrandoite-2N3S(Mg6Al2)(Al18Fe3+2)O38(OH)2 Trig. 3m : P3m1
Taaffeite Group
Zincovelesite-6N6SZn3(Fe3+,Mn3+,Al,Ti)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
Group Members:
Ferronigerite-2N1S (Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
Ferronigerite-6N6S (Al,Fe,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Magnesionigerite-2N1S (Mg,Al,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
Magnesionigerite-6N6S (Mg,Al,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Zinconigerite-2N1S (Zn,Al,Mg)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
Zinconigerite-6N6S (Zn,Mg,Al)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

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Health Risks:
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References for Nigerite GroupHide

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

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Localities for Nigerite GroupHide

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.
  • 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] ontariominerals.com; Can Mineral 1982 20: 549-553.
  • Hunan
    • Chenzhou
      • 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.
[Zinconigerite-2N1S] Rao, C., Wang, R., Gu, X., Xia, Q., Dong, C., Hatert, F., Yu, X. and Wang, W.(2018) Zinconigerite-2N1S, IMA 2018-037. CNMNC Newsletter No. 44, August 2018, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine: 82: xxx–xxx.
      • 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
      • 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
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Kutná Hora District
[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.
  • Päijänne Tavastia
    • Heinola
[Ferronigerite-6N6S] Mattila, E:, 1983 Rakokivenmäen Sn-Li-pitoisen pegmatiittijuonen kairaus. Rautaruukki oy. Raportti OU/83
  • Southwest Finland
    • Kimitoön (Kemiönsaari)
[Ferronigerite-6N6S] T. Armbruster (2002) Revised nomenclature of högbomite, nigerite, and taaffeite minerals.- Eur. Journ. Mineralogy 14, 389-395
  • Tavastia Proper
    • Tammela
[Ferronigerite-6N6S] Ilkka Mikkola
  • Erongo Region
    • Arandis
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Elmar Lachner. See messageboard at http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,7,239107,239366#msg-239366
    • Dâures
[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)
      • 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] The-Vug.com Quarterly Magazine V4 #4 pg 37; Ernst A. Schnaitmann
    • Karibib
      • Spitzkopje Area
        • Klein Spitzkopje granite stock (Kleine Spitzkoppe; Klein Spitzkoppe)
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Ernst A. Schnaitmann
  • Kogi
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Mineralogical Magazine(1947) 28, 118-128
  • Porto
    • Felgueiras
      • Borba de Godim
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Van Tassel, R. (1965). Nigerite from Lixa, near Felgueiras, Douro Litoral Province, Portugal. Miner. Mag., 34(268): 482–486.
        • Seixoso Mining Field
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Pedro Alves collection and analytical data.
  • Viana do Castelo
    • Ponte de Lima
      • Arcozelo
[Ferronigerite-2N1S] Neiva, A.M.R. and Champness, P.E. (1997): Nigerite and gahnite from the granitic pegmatite veins of Cabanas, Ponte de Lima, northern Portugal. N. Jahrb. Mineral. Mh 1997, 385-409.
  • Vila Real
    • 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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