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Manganese Minerals

(1). Braunite: Mn2+Mn3+6[O8|SiO4] Braunite is a silicate mineral, which contains both di- and tri-valent manganese. Common impurities include iron, calcium, boron, barium, titanium, aluminium, and magnesium. Physical Properties of Braunite: Crystal System: Hexagonal Cleavage: Braunite has no cleavage Fracture: Uneaven Hardness: 6 – 6.5 on Moh’s scale Sp.Gr: 4.75 – 4.82 Lustre: submetallic lustre Colour: …