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General Rinmanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Zn,Mn)2Sb2Mg2Fe4O14(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 894.42 gm
   Magnesium   5.43 %  Mg    9.01 % MgO
   Manganese   1.84 %  Mn    2.38 % MnO
   Aluminum    0.60 %  Al    1.14 % Al2O3
   Zinc       11.70 %  Zn   14.56 % ZnO
   Iron       24.35 %  Fe   31.33 % FeO
   Antimony   27.22 %  Sb   36.17 % Sb2O5
   Hydrogen    0.23 %  H     2.01 % H2O
   Oxygen     28.62 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       96.60 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn1.6Mn2+0.3Sb2Mg2Fe2+3.9Al0.2O14(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Skarn mineral formed during prograde metamorphism of an initially low-S, siliceous carbonate protolith enriched in Zn, Sb and Fe, at relatively high P(H2O). Isostructural with nolan ite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Garpenberg Norra Zn-Pb mine, Hedemora, Dalarna, in south-central Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Sven Rinman (1720-1792), father of the Swedish mineral industry, member of the Bergskollegium.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2000-036

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Comments: A. Specimen with carbonates (white), amphibole (reddish) and franklinite–rinmanite (dark spots). B. Same specimen illuminated with UV light (254 nm). Note the orange-red carbonate fluorescence.
Location: Garpenberg Norra Zn-Pb mine, Hedemora, Dalarna, in south-central Sweden. (CanMin, v39:1675). Scale: Specimen Size 5 cm wide.
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  Rinmanite   Franklinite

Comments: B&W image (reflected light) of a polished section of rinmanite and franklinite (white) with associated silicates.
Location: Garpenberg Norra Zn-Pb mine, Hedemora, Dalarna, in south-central Sweden. (CanMin, v39:1675). Scale: Scale Bar 0.2 mm.
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Rinmanite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.56146
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.9899, c = 9.353, Z = 1; V = 290.62 Den(Calc)= 5.11
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Pyramidal H-M Symbol (6mm) Space Group: P 63mc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.522(1)(112), 1.497(0.54)(220), 2.673(0.44)(103),2.994(0.43)(110), 3.474(0.34)(102), 1.517(0.33)(205), 1.66(0.28)(213), 5.19(0.2)(100),

Physical Properties of Rinmanite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Good
Help on Color: Color: Black, Very dark red.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Splintery - Thin, elongated fractures produced by intersecting good cleavages or partings (e.g. hornblende).
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6-7 - Orthoclase-Quartz
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: brown

Optical Properties of Rinmanite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-).
  NCalc= 1.86 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.1692) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Moderate.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Rinmanite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 460 nm   13.60   12.20 
 540 nm   12.90   11.80 
 580 nm   12.70   11.70 
 640 nm   12.30   11.40 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Rinmanite in Air
   0%   80% 100% 160% 240% 320% 400% 480% 560% 640% 720% 760%

Calculated Properties of Rinmanite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.75 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Rinmanite =5.11 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PERinmanite = 100.47 barns/electron
U=PERinmanite x rElectron Density= 476.99 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Rinmanite is Not Radioactive

Rinmanite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (04)Simple Oxides
  (04.06)not classified
  (04.06.07)Dana Group Nolanite (V,Fe,Fe,Ti)10O14(OH)2 P 63mc 6mm Rinmanite! (Zn,Mn)2Sb2Mg2Fe4O14(OH)2 P 63mc 6mm
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.CB.40 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.C - Metal:Oxygen = 2:3, 3:5, and Similar
  04.CB -With medium-sized cations
04.CB.40 Kamiokite Fe2Mo3O8 P 63mc 6mm
04.CB.40 Nolanite (V,Fe,Fe,Ti)10O14(OH)2 P 63mc 6mm
04.CB.40 Rinmanite! (Zn,Mn)2Sb2Mg2Fe4O14(OH)2 P 63mc 6mm

Other Rinmanite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( CanMin vol 39, n 6, p 1675) PHYS. PROP.(CanMin vol 39, n 6, p 1675) OPTIC PROP.(CanMin vol 39, n 6, p 1675)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Rinmanite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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