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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.

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Classification of ColinowensiteHide

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Chemical Properties of ColinowensiteHide


Crystallography of ColinowensiteHide

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 DiffractionHide

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 ColinowensiteHide

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 ColinowensiteHide

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 ColinowensiteHide

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.
Shapenkov S. V.., Zolotarev A. A. jr., Zhitova E. S.., Krivovichev S. V., Krzhizhanovskaya M. G. (2017): High-temperature behavior of synthetic analogues of scottyite BaCu2Si2O7 and colinowensite BaCuSi2O6. Zapiski RMO 146, 125-134.

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Localities for ColinowensiteHide

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.
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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