Abstract

We describe a new titanate mineral, haggertyite, from the Prairie Creek lamproite, Arkansas, U.S.A. The mineral was found exclusively within the reaction zones surrounding small mafic xenoliths in the lamproite. Haggertyite occurs as isolated platelets, typically 30-70 mu m maximum dimension, which often show hexagonal morphology. Associated minerals are diopside, olivine, phlogopite, Ti-K-richterite, chrome spinel, ilmenite, priderite, and jeppeite. Haggertyite has a magnetoplumbite-type structure. Typical microprobe analyses give (as wt% oxides) TiO 2 = 36.5-41.6, FeO = 39.4-42.9, MgO = 0.7-3.6, BaO = 9.5-10.5, K 2 O = 1.3-1.5, Cr 2 O 3 = 0.0-5.6, MnO = 0.6-1.1, and NiO = 0.1-0.4. The average composition (based on 19 O atoms and an Fe (super 2+) /Fe (super 3-) ratio to give 12 small cations) is Ba (sub 0.68) K (sub 0.31) Ti (sub 5.05) Fe (super 2+) (sub 3.91) Fe (super 3+) (sub 2.01) Mg (sub 0.69) (Cr, Mn, Ni) (sub 0.34) O 19 . Haggertyite is hexagonal, space group P6 3 /mmc, Z = 2, a = 5.9369(1), c = 23.3445(6) Aa, calculated density of 4.74 g/ cm 3 . The structure was refined to R 1 = 0.034 for 339 unique reflections with F o < 4sigma Fo using single-crystal data. Strongest reflections are [d calc (Aa), I calc , hkl] 2.641 100% (114), 2.795 90% (017), 1.634 47% (02,11), 2.437 46% (023), and 2.963 44% (110). In reflected light, haggertyite is pale gray, opaque, and without internal reflections. It is not discernably pleochroic or bireflectant, but it is weakly anisotropic in shades of dark brown. Quantitative specular reflectance measurements for Ro and Re' in air and in oil immersion, respectively, are: 470 nm. 17.3, 16.9, and 5.37, 5.13%; for 546 nm 16.8, 16.35, and 5.19, 4.90%; for 589 nm 16.9, 16.3, and 5.29, 4.92%; and for 650 nm 17.1, 16.4, and 5.42, 5.00%. VHN 50 = 500, with a range of five indentations = 460-540. The mineral is named for Stephen E. Haggerty in honor of his contributions to the mineralogy and crystal chemistry of uppermantle titanate minerals.

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