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Gray to white
Vitreous, Greasy
5 - 5½
Specific Gravity:
4.82 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Name after its relation with rowlandite-(Y).
Mg analogue of rowlandite-(Y).

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Classification of Magnesiorowlandite-(Y)Hide

Approval year:

Physical Properties of Magnesiorowlandite-(Y)Hide

Vitreous, Greasy
Vitrous to oily lustre
Gray to white
5 - 5½ on Mohs scale
None Observed
4.82 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Magnesiorowlandite-(Y)Hide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.755(5) nγ = 1.760(5)
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Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.005
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
With pleochroism

Chemical Properties of Magnesiorowlandite-(Y)Hide


Crystallography of Magnesiorowlandite-(Y)Hide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pedial
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.527(6) Å, b = 8.656(9) Å, c = 5.519(5) Å
α = 99.09(8)°, β = 104.17(7)°, γ = 91.48(8)°
a:b:c = 0.754 : 1 : 0.638
Unit Cell V:
297.9 ų
Non–metamict aggregates

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
4.95 Å(33)
3.64 Å(37)
3.54 Å(38)
3.08 Å(100)
2.92 Å(26)
2.68 Å(32)
2.63 Å(28)
2.09 Å(35)

Type Occurrence of Magnesiorowlandite-(Y)Hide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Aggregates up to 1 cm in composed of gray massive and white powdery parts.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, registered number NSM-M43624
Geological Setting of Type Material:
granite pegmatite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of Magnesiorowlandite-(Y)Hide

Other Language Names for Magnesiorowlandite-(Y)Hide

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 Magnesiorowlandite-(Y)Hide

Reference List:
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Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R., Yokoyama, K., Shigeoka, M., Momma, K. and Yamamoto, S. (2012) Magnesiorowlandite-(Y), IMA 2012-010. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 815; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807?-817.
Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R., Yokoyama, K., Shigeoka, M., Momma, K., Yamamoto, S. (2014): Magnesiorowlandite-(Y), Y4Mg(Si2O7)2F2, a new mineral in a pegmatite at Souri Valley, Komono, Mie Prefecture, central Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109, 109-117.

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Localities for Magnesiorowlandite-(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.
Japan (TL)
  • Mie Prefecture
    • Mie District
      • Komono town
        • Yunoyama-onsen
Matsubara, S., et al (2011) Abstracts of the 136th Meeting, Mineral Sciences Japan, 2011-09-05; Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R., Yokoyama, K., Shigeoka, M., Momma, K., Yamamoto, S. (2014): Magnesiorowlandite-(Y), Y4Mg(Si2O7)2F2, a new mineral in a pegmatite at Souri Valley, Komono, Mie Prefecture, central Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109, 109-117.
  • Nordland
    • Narvik
Husdal, T., Müller, A. Olerud, S, & Thorsen, Ø. (2017) Pegmatites of the Tysfjord-Hamarøy area, northern Norway. in Müller et. al. (2017) Norwegian pegmatites ! Tysfjord-Hamarøy, Evje-Iveland, Langesundsfjord. Geological society of Norway Geological Guides 6-2017: 3-47.
  • Västmanland County
    • Skinnskatteberg
      • Riddarhyttan
Holtstam, D. & Andersson, U.B. (2007): The REE minerals of the Bastnäs-type deposits, South-Central Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist: 45: 1073-1114
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