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About MeieraniteHide

Crystal System:
Related to the nordite group of minerals.

Classification of MeieraniteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Physical Properties of MeieraniteHide


Chemical Properties of MeieraniteHide


Crystallography of MeieraniteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.9380(2) Å, b = 10.4923(3) Å, c = 18.2560(6) Å
a:b:c = 0.757 : 1 : 1.74
Unit Cell V:
1,520.50 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:

Type Occurrence of MeieraniteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Granular blue grains
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Co-type material is deposited in the collections of the Mineral Museum of the University of Arizona, USA, Catalogue # 20011, and the RRUFF Project, deposition # R140947
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of MeieraniteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Sugilite2 photos of Meieranite associated with Sugilite 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 MeieraniteHide

Reference List:
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Yang, H., Gu, X., Downs, R.T., Evans, S.H., van Nieuwenhuizen, J.J., Lavinsky, R.M. and Xie, X. (2015) Meieranite, IMA 2015- 009. CNMNC Newsletter No. 25, June 2015, page 533; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 529-535.

Internet Links for MeieraniteHide

Localities for MeieraniteHide

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
    • Kalahari manganese field
      • Hotazel
Yang, H., Gu, X., Downs, R.T., Evans, S.H., van Nieuwenhuizen, J.J., Lavinsky, R.M. and Xie, X. (2015) Meieranite, IMA 2015- 009. CNMNC Newsletter No. 25, June 2015, page 533; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 529-535.
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