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In honour of Dr. Alan E. Rubin, a pioneering cosmochemist at University of California, Los Angeles.
This page provides mineralogical data about Rubinite.

Classification of Rubinite

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of Rubinite

Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Rubinite

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.1875 Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,810.27 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Spacegroup Ia-3d
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of Rubinite

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the meteorite collection of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA, section VCM3 (Vigarano), and the Division of Earth and Planetary Materials Sc

Other Names for Rubinite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Rubinite

Reference List:
Ma, C., Yoshizaki, T., Nakamura, T. and Muto, J. (2017) Rubinite, IMA 2016- 110. CNMNC Newsletter No. 36, April 2017, page 408; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 403– 409.

Internet Links for Rubinite URL:
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Localities for Rubinite

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.
Italy (TL)
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Ferrara Province
      • Vigarano Mainarda
        • Vigarano Pieve
Ma, C., Yoshizaki, T., Nakamura, T. and Muto, J. (2017) Rubinite, IMA 2016- 110. CNMNC Newsletter No. 36, April 2017, page 408; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 403– 409.
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