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Fanfaniite

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About FanfaniiteHide

Formula:
Ca4MnAl4(PO4)6(OH)4·12H2O
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Mn analogue of kingsmountite and montgomeryite; Al analogue of zodacite.


Classification of FanfaniiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:
2018

Chemical Properties of FanfaniiteHide

Formula:
Ca4MnAl4(PO4)6(OH)4·12H2O

Crystallography of FanfaniiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/b
Setting:
C2/c
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.032(5) Å, b = 24.162(9) Å, c = 6.241(2) Å
β = 91.47(2)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.415 : 1 : 0.258
Unit Cell V:
1,512.28 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
12.14(33)
5.13(97)
3.137(28)
2.938(100)
2.817(19)
2.618(70)
2.249(25)
1.740(22)

Type Occurrence of FanfaniiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical collections of (1) the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA, catalogue numbers 66771 (Foote mine holotype) and 66772 (Foote mine cotype); (2) the Museum Victoria, Australia, regis

Synonyms of FanfaniiteHide

Relationship of Fanfaniite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
CalcioferriteCa2Fe3+2(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
KingsmountiteCa4(Fe2+,Mn2+)Al4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2OMon. 2 : B2
MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2OMon. 2 : B2
ZodaciteCa4Mn2+Fe3+4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2OMon.

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 FanfaniiteHide

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Grey, I.E., Kampf, A.R., Smith, J.B. and Macrae, C.M. (2018) Fanfaniite, IMA 2018-053. CNMNC Newsletter No. 45, October 2018: page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine: 82: xxx-xxx; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14984

Internet Links for FanfaniiteHide

Localities for FanfaniiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
USA (TL)
 
  • North Carolina
    • Cleveland Co.
      • Kings Mountain District
Grey, I.E., Kampf, A.R., Smith, J.B. and Macrae, C.M. (2018) Fanfaniite, IMA 2018-053. CNMNC Newsletter No. 45, October 2018: page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine: 82: xxx-xxx
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