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About ManganostibiteHide

Black; dark reddish brown in transmitted light
Crystal System:
In allusion to the composition, containing MANGANese and antimony (Latin = STIBium).
This page provides mineralogical data about Manganostibite.

Classification of ManganostibiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
B : Metal: Oxygen = 3:4 and similar
A : With small and medium-sized cations

3 : Miscellaneous

24 : Antimonates and Antimonites
4 : Antimonates and antimonites of Mn and Fe

Pronounciation of ManganostibiteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of ManganostibiteHide

Black; dark reddish brown in transmitted light

Optical Data of ManganostibiteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.920 nβ = 1.950 nγ = 1.960
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.040
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
r > v strong
X = b = Reddish brown
Z ^ c = Nearly opaque

Chemical Properties of ManganostibiteHide

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Crystallography of ManganostibiteHide

Crystal System:
Embedded grains exhibiting crystal outlines at times. Nearly opaque rods and fibers with positive elongation.

Crystal StructureHide

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0000210ManganostibiteMoore P B (1970) Manganostibite: A novel cubic close-packed structure type American Mineralogist 55 1489-149919700293
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Type Occurrence of ManganostibiteHide

Other Language Names for ManganostibiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
2 photos of Manganostibite associated with HausmanniteMn2+Mn3+2O4
1 photo of Manganostibite associated with JacobsiteMn2+Fe3+2O4
1 photo of Manganostibite associated with Katoptrite(Mn2+,Mg)13(Al,Fe3+)4Sb5+2(SiO4)2O20
1 photo of Manganostibite associated with ManganositeMnO

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.BA.05ChrysoberylBeAl2O4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

24.4.1IngersoniteCa3Mn2+Sb5+4O14Trig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
24.4.5SchafarzikiteFe2+Sb3+2O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mbc

Other InformationHide

Totally soluble in HCl; partly soluble in HNO3.
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 ManganostibiteHide

Reference List:
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Igelström (1884) Geologiska Föeningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm: 7: 210.
Igelström (1884) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 7: 120.
Larsen, E.S. (1921) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, First edition, USGS Bulletin 679: 104.
Larsen, E.S. and Berman, H. (1934) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, Second edition, USGS Bulletin 848: 206.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 1027.
Moore, P.B. (1967) Contributions to Swedish Mineralogy II Melanostibite; Manganostibite; Ferrostibian = Långbanite.
Moore, P.B. (1970): Manganostibite: a novel cubic close-packed structure type. American Mineralogist, 55, 1489–1499.
Dunn, P.J. (1986): Manganostibite: new chemical data, and its relation to kolicite and holdenite. Geol. Fören. Förhandl. Stockholm, 109, 101–102.
American Mineralogist (1988): 73: 667.

Internet Links for ManganostibiteHide

Localities for ManganostibiteHide

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.
  • Khakassia
    • Askizsky Rayon
      • Askiz ore district
Kassandrov, E. G., & Mazurov, M. P. (2009). Magmatogenic manganese ores of the South Minusa Intermontane Trough. Geology of Ore Deposits, 51(5), 356.
Kassandrov, E. G., & Mazurov, M. P. (2009). Magmatogenic manganese ores of the South Minusa Intermontane Trough. Geology of Ore Deposits, 51(5), 356.
  • Värmland County
    • Filipstad
      • Långban Ore District
Kjell Gatedal
Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183. ; Kjell Gatedal
      • Nordmark District
        • Jakobsberg ore field
Mineralogical Magazine: 62: 395; Kjell Gatedal
      • Nordmark Odal Field (Nordmarksberg)
Geologiska Föreningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm (1884): 7, 210; Mineralogical Magazine (1978): 42, 133-136.
Mineralogical Magazine (1998) 62 (3), 395-407; Mineralogical Magazine (1998) 62 (3), 395-407
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1027.
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