Rhodonite R060549

Name: Rhodonite
RRUFF ID: R060549
Ideal Chemistry: CaMn2+3Mn2+(Si5O15)
Locality: unknown
Source: Gemological Institute of America 23
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pink cleavage fragment
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Rhodonite (15) ]
Quick search: [ All Rhodonite samples (6) ]
RRUFF ID: R060549.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Mn0.76Ca0.12Fe0.07Mg0.06)Si0.99O3
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented and mounted on a pin.
Pin ID: L01873
Orientation: Laser parallel to  c*  (0 0 1).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  a   [1 0 0].

  To download sample data,
  please select a specific
  orientation angle.

Direction of polarization of laser relative to fiducial mark:
X Min:    X Max:    X Sort:
RRUFF ID: R060549
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060549.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.802(2)Å    b: 10.5076(9)Å    c: 12.223(1)Å
alpha: 108.68(1)°    beta: 103.19(1)°    gamma: 82.287(7)°   Volume: 1158.6(1)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
  File Type Information Close
Calculated diffraction file.

  File Type Information Close
Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

  File Type Information Close
Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

X Min:    X Max:    X Sort:
REFERENCES for Rhodonite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Jasche C F (1817) Das Rothmanganerz in der Gegend von Elbingerode am Harz, Kleine Mineralogische Schriften, 1, 1-9   [view file]

Germar (1819) Ueber die kohlenstoff - und kieselsauren Manganerze des Unterharzes, Journal für Chemie und Physik, 26, 108-120   [view file]

Liebau F (1957) The crystal structures of rhodonite, CaMn4[Si5O15], and pyroxmangite, (Ca, Mg)(Mn, Fe)6[Si7O21], Acta Crystallographica, 10, 761-761

Liebau V F, Hilmer W, Lindemann G (1959) Über die kristallstruktur des rhodonits (Mn,Ca)SiO3, Acta Crystallographica, 12, 182-187

Peacor D R, Niizeki N (1963) The redetermination and refinement of the crystal structure of rhodonite, (Mn, Ca)SiO3, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 119, 98-116   [view file]

Klein C (1966) Mineralogy and petrology of the metamorphosed Wabush Iron Formation, Southwestern Labrador, Journal of Petrology, 7, 246-305

Manning P G (1968) Absorption spectra of the manganese-bearing chain silicates pyroxmangite, rhodonite, bustamite and serandite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 9, 348-357   [view file]

Leake B E (1978) Nomenclature of amphiboles, American Mineralogist, 63, 1023-1052   [view file]

Peacor D R, Essene E J, Brown P E, Winter G A (1978) The crystal chemistry and petrogenesis of a magnesian rhodonite, American Mineralogist, 63, 1137-1142   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1980) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 1053-1055   [view file]

Viswanathan K, Harneit O (1986) Lattice expansion and ionic substitution in common pyroxenoids, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 94, 238-244

Pinckney L R, Burnham C W (1988) Effects of compositional variation on the crystal structures of pyroxmangite and rhodonite, American Mineralogist, 73, 798-808   [view file]

Robie R A, Huebner J S, Hemingway B S (1995) Heat capacities and thermodynamic properties of braunite (Mn7SiO12) and rhodonite (MnSiO3), American Mineralogist, 80, 560-575   [view file]

Shannon R D, Shannon R C, Medenbach O, Fischer R X (2002) Refractive index and dispersion of fluorides and oxides, Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 31, 931-970   [view file]

Nelson W R, Griffen D T (2005) Crystal chemistry of Zn-rich rhodonite ("fowlerite"), American Mineralogist, 90, 969-983   [view file]

Makreski P, Jovanovski G, Gajović A, Biljan T, Angelovski D, Jaćimović R (2006) Minerals from Macedonia. XVI. Vibrational spectra of some common appearing pyroxenes and pyroxenoids, Journal of Molecular Structure, 788, 102-114

Griffen D T, Nelson W R (2007) Mössbauer spectroscopy of Zn-poor and Zn-rich rhodonite, American Mineralogist, 92, 1486-1491   [view file]

Leverett P, Williams P A, Hibbs D E (2008) Ca-Mg-Fe-rich rhodonite from the Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil, The Mineralogical Record, 39, 125-130

Buzatu A, Buzgar N (2010) The Raman study of single-chain silicates, Analele Stiintifice Ale Universitatii, Al. I. Cuza Iasi Geologie, 56, 107-125   [view file]

Grey I E, Kampf A R, Keck E, MacRae C M, Cashion J D, Gozukara Y (2018) Crystal chemistry of schoonerite-group minerals, European Journal of Mineralogy, 30, 621-634

Grey I E, Keck E, Macrae C M, Glenn A M, Mumme W G, Kampf A R, Cashion J D (2018) Secondary Zn-bearing phosphate minerals associated with alteration of phosphophyllite at Hagendorf-Süd, Bavaria, European Journal of Mineralogy, 30, 1007-1020

Oberti R, Boiocchi M, Hawthorne F C, Ciriotti M E, Revheim O, Bracco R (2018) Clino-suenoite, a newly approved magnesium-iron-manganese amphibole from Valmalenco, Sondrio, Italy, Mineralogical Magazine, 82, 189-198

Miyawaki R, Hatert F, Pasero M, Mills S J (2019) IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC) Newsletter 49. New minerals and nomenclature modifications approved in 2019, Mineralogical Magazine, 83, 479-483   [view file]