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

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Classification of RubiniteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of RubiniteHide


Crystallography of RubiniteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.1875 Å
Unit Cell V:
1,810.27 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Spacegroup Ia-3d

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of RubiniteHide

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

Synonyms of RubiniteHide

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 RubiniteHide

Reference List:
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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 RubiniteHide

Localities for RubiniteHide

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)
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Ferrara Province
      • Vigarano Mainarda
        • Vigarano Pieve
Ma, C., Yoshizaki, T., Nakamura, T. and Muto, J. (2017a) Rubinite, IMA 2016- 110. CNMNC Newsletter No. 36, April 2017, page 408; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 403– 409; Ma, C., Yoshizaki, T., Krot, A.N., Beckett, J.R., Nakamura, T., Nagashima, K., Muto, J., and Ivanova, M.A. (2017b) Discovery of rubinite, Ca3Ti3+2Si3O12, a new garnet mineral in refractory inclusions from carbonaceous chondrites. 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (LPI Contrib. No. 1987), paper id. 6023.
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