Manganese Silicate Minerals from Chikla, Bhandara District, India

S. A. Bilgrami
Department of Geology, University of Manchester

Summary: Blanfordite (a manganiferous aegirine), rhodonite, alurgite, manganophyllite, and piemontite are deseribed from a pegmatite that cuts a manganese ore band in the Sitasaongi mine, Chikla, Bhandara district, India. In addition, rhodonite and piemontite are described from gneiss and schist areas. Chemical analyses and optical properties of all these minerals are given and their possible origin suggested.

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1956 v. 31; no. 234; p. 236-244; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1956.031.234.04
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