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Menzerite-(Y)

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About Menzerite-(Y)Hide

Formula:
{(Y,REE),(Ca,Fe2+)}3{(Mg,Fe2+),(Fe3+,Al)}2[SiO4]3
Colour:
brown in thin sections, megascopicaly black
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
6½ - 7
Specific Gravity:
4.31 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
Named in honour of Georg Menzer (4 May 1897, Riga, German Empire - 13 October 1989, Gauting, Germany), crystallographer who was the first to solve the crystal structure of garnet in 1925.
This page provides mineralogical data about Menzerite-(Y).


Classification of Menzerite-(Y)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
2009
First Published:
2010

Physical Properties of Menzerite-(Y)Hide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
brown in thin sections, megascopicaly black
Hardness:
6½ - 7 on Mohs scale
Hardness Data:
Could not be measured
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
None observed
Density:
4.31 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Menzerite-(Y)Hide

Type:
Isotropic
Reflectivity:
.83% airnmR=.83 ai%
.97 oilnmR=.97 oi%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is .97 oi%.

Chemical Properties of Menzerite-(Y)Hide

Formula:
{(Y,REE),(Ca,Fe2+)}3{(Mg,Fe2+),(Fe3+,Al)}2[SiO4]3
IMA Formula:
(CaY2)Mg2(SiO4)3
Idealised Formula:
(Y2Ca)Mg2[SiO4]3

Crystallography of Menzerite-(Y)Hide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Ia3d
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.9947(6) Å
Unit Cell V:
1,725.71 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Menzerite-(Y)Hide

General Appearance of Type Material:
inclusions within Almandine euhedral crystals
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Canadian Museum of Nature (Ottawa) - specimen CMNMC 86088
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC) - specimen NMNH 174896
Geological Setting of Type Material:
accessory mineral of felsic granulites
Reference:
Grew E.S., Marsh J.H., Yates M.G., Lazic B., Armbruster T., Locock A., Bell S.W., Dyar M.D., Bernhardt H.J., Medenbach O. (2010) Menzerite-(Y), a new species, {(Y,REE)(Ca,Fe2+)2}[(Mg,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Al)](Si3)O12, from a felsic granulite, Parry Sound, Ontario, and a new garnet end-member, {Y2Ca}[Mg2](Si3)O12. The Canadian Mineralogist: 48: 1171-1193.

Other Language Names for Menzerite-(Y)Hide

Relationship of Menzerite-(Y) to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AlmandineFe2+3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
AndraditeCa3Fe3+2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
Calderite(Mn2+,Ca)3(Fe3+,Al)2(SiO4)3Iso.
EringaiteCa3Sc2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
GoldmaniteCa3V3+2(SiO4)3Iso.
GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
KnorringiteMg3Cr2(SiO4)3Iso.
MajoriteMg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3Iso.
Momoiite(Mn2+,Ca)3V3+2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
MorimotoiteCa3(Ti,Fe2+,Fe3+)2((Si,Fe3+)O4)3Iso.
PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3Iso.
SpessartineMn2+3Al2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Almandine1 photo of Menzerite-(Y) associated with Almandine on mindat.org.

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 Menzerite-(Y)Hide

Reference List:
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Grew E.S., Marsh J.H., Yates M.G., Lazic B., Armbruster T., Locock A., Bell S.W., Dyar M.D., Bernhardt H.J., Medenbach O. (2010) Menzerite-(Y), a new species, {(Y,REE)(Ca,Fe2+)2}[(Mg,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Al)](Si3)O12, from a felsic granulite, Parry Sound, Ontario, and a new garnet end-member, {Y2Ca}[Mg2](Si3)O12. The Canadian Mineralogist: 48: 1171-1193.
Belakovskiy, D., Smith, D.G.W., Welch, M. (2013) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 98: 811-815.
Grew, E.S., Locock, A.J., Mills, S.J., Galuskina, I.O., Galuskin, E.V., Hålenius, U. (2013) Nomenclature of the garnet supergroup. American Mineralogist: 98: 785-811.

Internet Links for Menzerite-(Y)Hide

Localities for Menzerite-(Y)Hide

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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.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Ontario
    • Parry Sound District
      • Georgian Bay
Grew E.S., Marsh J.H., Yates M.G., Lazic B., Armbruster T., Locock A., Bell S.W., Dyar M.D., Bernhardt H.J., Medenbach O. (2010): Menzerite-(Y), a new species, {(Y,REE)(Ca,Fe2+)2}[(Mg,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Al)](Si3)O12, from a felsic granulite, Parry Sound, Ontario, and a new garnet end-member, {Y2Ca}[Mg2](Si3)O12. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 1171-1193.
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