Tantalite-(Mn) R050600

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Name: Tantalite-(Mn)
RRUFF ID: R050600
Ideal Chemistry: Mn2+Ta2O6
Locality: Shengus, Pakistan
Source: Wayne Thompson
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Black tabular crystal associated with white albite and colorless quartz
Status: The identification of this mineral has been made only by X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Columbite (32) ]
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RRUFF ID: R050600.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050600
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050600.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050600.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 14.3942(9)Å    b: 5.7587(4)Å    c: 5.0851(6)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 421.52(4)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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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 Tantalite-(Mn)

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Thomson T (1836) On the minerals containing columbium, Records of General Science, 4, 407-419   [view file]

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Quensel P, Berggren T (1938) Minerals of the Varuträsk pegmatite. XI. The niobate-tantalate group, Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 60, 216-221

Grice J D, Ferguson R B, Hawthorne F C (1976) The crystal structures of tantalite, ixiolite and wodginite from Bernic Lake, Manitoba I. Tantalite and ixiolite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 14, 540-549   [view file]

Klein S, Weitzel H (1976) Magnetische struktur von Mn(Nb0.5Ta0.5)2O6, manganotantalit, Acta Crystallographica, A32, 587-591

Ercit T S, Wise M A, Černý P (1995) Compositional and structural systematics of the columbite group, American Mineralogist, 80, 613-619   [view file]

dos Santos C A, Zawislak L I, Kinast E J, Antonietti V, da Cunha J B M (2001) Crystal chemistry and structure of the orthorhombic (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6 family of compounds, Brazilian Journal of Physics, 31, 616-631

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McNeil A G, Linnen R L, Flemming R L (2015) Hydrothermal synthesis of columbite-(Mn), tantalite-(Mn), hafnon, and zircon at 800-850°C and 200MPa, The Canadian Mineralogist, 53, 1073-1081

Fuchsloch W C, Nex P A M, Kinnaird J A (2019) The geochemical evolution of Nb-Ta-Sn oxides from pegmatites of the Cape Cross-Uis pegmatite belt, Namibia, Mineralogical Magazine, 83, 161-179

Chukanov N, Pasero M, Aksenov S M, Britvin S N, Zubkova N V, Yike L, Witzke T (2023) Columbite supergroup of minerals: nomenclature and classification, Mineralogical Magazine, 87, 18-33