Manganhumite



Manganhumite, a manganese silicate hydroxide mineral of the manganese-humite group, was reported from Franklin by Dunn (1985a). It is massive, medium brown, and has no discernible fluorescence in ultraviolet. It occurs in 10 cm masses associated with abundant franklinite and zincite, the latter with much hetaerolite exsolution and traces of manganosite exsolution. Minor associated minerals are alleghanyite and calcite; willemite is absent. (Dunn, 1995)

 Location Found: Franklin
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1969
     
 Formula: (Mn2+,Mg)7(SiO4)3(OH)2
 Essential Elements: Hydrogen, Manganese, Oxygen, Silicon
 All Elements in Formula: Hydrogen, Magnesium, Manganese, Oxygen, Silicon
     
 IMA Status: Approved 1969
     
     
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 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.349


The Picking Table References
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View IssueV. 27, No. 1 - Spring 1986, pg. 8Mineral Notes Research Reports, Manganhumite
     
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