Inosilicate (chain silicate), rhodonite group, forms a series with babingtonite
Specific gravity: 3.452
Hardness: 5½ to 6
Colour: Black, brownish black
At the type locality, the Rudnyi Kaskad deposit, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, manganbabingtonite occurs in thin stringers in
amphibolised garnet -
pyroxene - magnetite
skarn associated with an iron deposit.
Associated minerals include epidote, calcite and
At the Iron Cap mine, Arizona, USA, babingtonite replaces hedenbergite - johannsenite skarn, and is associated with ilvaite, andradite, epidote, thaumasite, calcite, quartz, pyrite, galena and sphalerite.
Common impurities: Ti,Al,Mg,Na,K,F,Cl,H20,C
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