Mineral Information and Data:

Ixiolite
(Ta,Mn,Nb)O2 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for "Ixion", of Greek mythology, who was related to Tantalus, in allusion to the mineral's relationship to tantalite.

IMA status : Approved Species 1857 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
08.01.10.01  
  (08) Multiple Oxides with Nb, Ta, and Ti
  (08.01) where A BO4
  (08.01.10)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
04.DB.25
  (04) Oxides and Hydroxides
  (04.D) Metal:Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
  (04.DB) With medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
  
  
  

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