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Colin R. Owen
Crystal System:
Named after Colin R. Owen, a mineral dealer from Somerset West, South Africa.
New structure type.

Found in the Central-Eastern orebody of the Wessel's mine.

Classification of Colinowensite

Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of Colinowensite


Crystallography of Colinowensite

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.966(1) Å, c = 22.293(3) Å
a:c = 1 : 2.237
Unit Cell V:
2,214.17 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

Powder Diffraction Data:
5.577 (31)
4.997 (30)
4.560 (31)
3.533 (70)
2.985 (100)
2.499 (57)
2.280 (23)
1.767 (19)

Type Occurrence of Colinowensite

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is preserved in the collections of the Institute für Mineralogie und Kristallographie, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, catalogue number HS13.097.

Synonyms of Colinowensite

Other Language Names for Colinowensite

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 Colinowensite

Reference List:
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Rieck, B. (2013) Colinowensite, IMA 2012-060. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 6; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12.

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Localities for Colinowensite

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.
South Africa (TL)
  • Northern Cape Province
    • Kalahari manganese field
      • Hotazel
Rieck, B. (2013) Colinowensite, IMA 2012-060. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 6; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12.
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