Tantalite-(Mn) R060252

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Name: Tantalite-(Mn)
RRUFF ID: R060252
Ideal Chemistry: Mn2+Ta2O6
Locality: Kohtokay mine, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China
Source: William W. Pinch [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Reddish-brown fragment
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Columbite (32) ]
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RRUFF ID: R060252.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Mn2+0.93Fe2+0.07)Σ=1(Ta1.44Nb0.56)Σ=2O6
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Sample

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RRUFF ID: R060252
Sample Description: Unoriented Sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060252.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 14.404(5)Å    b: 5.756(2)Å    c: 5.086(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 421.7(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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REFERENCES for Tantalite-(Mn)

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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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

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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]

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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