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Mongshanite

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Formula:
(Mg,Cr,Fe2+)2(Ti,Zr)5O12
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
5 - 6
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Synonym:
A synonym of Mathiasite
Originally described from Yimeng Mtns (Yimeng Shan), Linyi Prefecture, Shandong Province, China. First published as a new mineral before being approved by IMA. Lu & Peng (1987) however showed by microprobe and crystal structure analysis that "Mongshanite" is identical with Mathiasite. [See further discussion on Message Board at http://www.mindat.org/mesg-14-316885.html]




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Qi Lu and Zhizhong Peng (1987): Crystal structure of Mathiasite. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 6(3), 221-229 (in Chinese with English abstract).

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