Babingtonite R060083

Name: Babingtonite
RRUFF ID: R060083
Ideal Chemistry: Ca2Fe2+Fe3+Si5O14(OH)
Locality: Hampden Quarry, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 17001 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Black stubby prismatic crystal associated with quartz
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Rhodonite (16) ]
Quick search: [ All Babingtonite samples (4) ]
RRUFF ID: R060083.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ca2.00(Fe2+0.73Mg0.21Mn0.06)(Fe3+0.93Al0.07)Si5.00O14(OH)
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060083
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R060083.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R060083.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.467(2)Å    b: 11.630(3)Å    c: 6.682(2)Å
alpha: 91.63(3)°    beta: 93.92(2)°    gamma: 104.17(8)°   Volume: 560.7(5)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Babingtonite

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]

Levy M (1824) Account of a new mineral substance, The Annals of Philosophy, 7, 275-277   [view file]

Palache C, Gonyer F A (1932) On babingtonite, American Mineralogist, 17, 295-303   [view file]

Richmond Jr. W E (1937) On babingtonite, American Mineralogist, 22, 630-642

Araki T, Zoltai T (1972) Crystal structure of babingtonite, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 135, 355-373   [view file]

Kosoi A L (1975) Structure of babingtonite, Kristallografiya, 20, 730-739   [view file]

Liebau F (1980) The role of cationic hydrogen in pyroxenoid crystal chemistry, American Mineralogist, 65, 981-985   [view file]

Czank M (1981) Chain periodicity faults in babingtonite, Ca2Fe2+Fe3+H[Si5O15], Acta Crystallographica, A37, 617-620

Gole M J (1981) Ca—Fe—Si skarns containing babingtonite: first known occurrence in Australia, The Canadian Mineralogist, 19, 269-277   [view file]

Tagai T, Joswig W, Fuess H (1990) Neutron diffraction study of babingtonite at 80 K, Mineralogical Journal, 15, 8-18   [view file]

Armbruster T (2000) Cation distribution in Mg, Mn-bearing babingtonite from Arvigo, Val Calanca, Grisons, Switzerland, Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 80, 279-284

Akasaka M, Kimura T, Nagashima M (2013) X-ray Rietveld and 57Fe Mössbauer study of babingtonite from Kouragahana, Shimane Peninsula, Japan, Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 121-130

Nagashima M, Mitani K, Akasaka M (2014) Structural variation of babingtonite depending on cation distribution at the octahedral sites, Mineralogy and Petrology, 108, 287-301

Nagashima M, Nishio-Hamane D (2018) Transmission electron microscopy study of the epitaxial association of hedenbergite whiskers with babingtonite, Mineralogical Magazine, 82, 23-33

Nagashima M, Nishio-Hamane D, Matsumoto T, Fukuda C (2022) The role of scandium substitution in babingtonite group minerals, Minerals, 12, 333   [view file]