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About CortesognoiteHide

Crystal System:
Member of:
The V analogue of lawsonite.

Classification of CortesognoiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of CortesognoiteHide

IMA Formula:
CaV2Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

Crystallography of CortesognoiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.847 Å, b = 8.790 Å, c = 13.128 A ˚ Å
a:b:c = 0.665 : 1 : 1.494
Unit Cell V:
674.72 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of CortesognoiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Ambiente e Vita (DISTAV) of the Universita` di Genova, Genova, Italy, registration number MO482

Synonyms of CortesognoiteHide

Relationship of Cortesognoite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
Amamoorite CaMn2+2Mn3+(Si2O7)O(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
HennomartiniteSrMn3+2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
ItoigawaiteSrAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
ManganilvaiteCaFe2+Fe3+Mn2+(Si2O7)O(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
NoelbensoniteBaMn3+2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.

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 CortesognoiteHide

Reference List:
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Ma, C., Carbone, C. and Belmonte, D. (2014) Cortesognoite, IMA 2014-029. CNMNC Newsletter No. 21, August 2014, page 801; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 797-804.

Internet Links for CortesognoiteHide

Localities for CortesognoiteHide

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.
Italy (TL)
  • Liguria
    • Genova Province
      • Graveglia Valley
        • Ne
Ma, C., Carbone, C. and Belmonte, D. (2014) Cortesognoite, IMA 2014-029. CNMNC Newsletter No. 21, August 2014, page 801; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 797-804.
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