Manandonite R060968



Name: Manandonite
RRUFF ID: R060968
Ideal Chemistry: Li2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
Locality: Antandro Komby mine, Manandona River, Antsirabe, Madagascar
Source: Michael Scott S100388 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Botryoidal coating of tan colored pseudohexagonal plates on red tourmaline and gray feldspar.
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Groups: [ Clay (85) ] [ serpentine (12) ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R060968
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060968.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.0879(50)Å    b: 8.8211(67)Å    c: 13.850(16)Å
alpha: 90.022(48)°    beta: 90.093(47)°    gamma: 90.041(46)°   Volume: 621.60(39)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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REFERENCES for Manandonite

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]

Lacroix A (1912) Sur une nouvelle espèce minérale (manandonite) des pegmatites de Madagascar, Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie, 35, 223-226   [view file]

Spencer L J (1913) A (sixth) list of new mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 16, 352-378   [view file]

Ranorosoa N, Fontan F, Fransolet A M (1989) Rediscovery of manandonite in the Sahatany Valley, Madagascar, European Journal of Mineralogy, 1, 633-638

Jambor J L, Puziewicz J (1990) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 75, 1209-1216   [view file]

Zheng H, Bailey S W (1995) The crystal structure of manandonite-2H2, American Mineralogist, 80, 387-393   [view file]