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Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series

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Crystal System:
Series Formula:
FeNb2O6 to (Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
A series between Columbite-(Fe) and Columbite-(Mn)

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Age informationHide

Age range:
Paleozoic : 509 ± 2.9 Ma to 325 ± 2 Ma - based on data given below.
Sample ages:
Sample IDRecorded ageGeologic TimeDating method
1325 ± 2 MaMississippianU–Pb
2509 ± 2.9 MaCambrian Series 3U-Pb
Sample references:
1Nová Ves, Český Krumlov, South Bohemia Region, Bohemia, Czech RepublicMelleton, J., Gloaguen, E., Frei, D., Novák, M., & Breiter, K. (2012). How are the emplacement of rare-element pegmatites, regional metamorphism and magmatism interrelated in the Moldanubian domain of the variscan bohemian massif, Czech Republic?. The Canadian Mineralogist, 50(6), 1751-1773.
2Capoeira 1 pegmatite, Parelhas, Borborema mineral province, Rio Grande do Norte, BrazilBaumgartner, R., Romer, R. L., Moritz, R., Sallet, R., & Chiaradia, M. (2006). Columbite–tantalite-bearing granitic pegmatites from the Seridó Belt, northeastern Brazil: genetic constraints from U–Pb dating and Pb isotopes. The Canadian Mineralogist, 44(1), 69-86.

Crystallography of Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) SeriesHide

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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 Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) SeriesHide

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Tarantino, S. C.; Zema, M.; Pistorino, M.; Domeneghetti, M. C. (2003): High-temperature X-ray investigation of natural columbites. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 30, 590-598.
Tarantino, S. C.; Zema, M.; Maglia, F.; Domeneghetti, M. C.; Carpenter, M. A. (2005): Structural properties of (Mn1-xFex)Nb2O6 columbites from X-ray diffraction and IR spectroscopy. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 32, 568-577.
E. J. Kinast, O. Isnard, J. B. M. da Cunha, M. A. Z. de Vasconcellos and C. A. dos Santos (2011): A new approach for the determination of multiple cation locations and ordering, using the example of natural and heat-treated columbites. J. Appl. Crystallogr. 44, 738-746.

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