Fluorite R040099

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Record 1435 of 4043  

Name: Fluorite
RRUFF ID: R040099
Ideal Chemistry: CaF2
Locality: Rock Candy mine, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
Source: Bob Downs
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pale purple fragment
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Fluorite (12) ]
Quick search: [ All Fluorite samples (5) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R040099.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ca0.99F2.00
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Sample is oriented and mounted on a pin.
Pin ID: L01716
Orientation: Laser parallel to  a*  (1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  -c   [0 0 -1].
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Raman Mode Analysis
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INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040099.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R040099.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.46393(7)Å    b: 5.46393(7)Å    c: 5.46393(7)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 163.123(6)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Fluorite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Agricola G (1530) Fluores, in Bermannus, Sive De Re Metallica ├Ždibus Frobenianis Basel 125-127   [view file]

Gee A R, O'Shea D C, Cummins H Z (1965) Raman scattering and fluorescence in calcium fluoride, Solid State Communications, 4, 43-46

Russell J P (1965) The Raman spectrum of calcium fluoride, Proceedings of the Physical Society, 85, 194-196

Elcombe M M, Pryor A W (1970) The lattice dynamics of calcium fluoride, Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 3, 492-499

Keramidas V G, White W B (1973) Raman spectra of oxides with the fluorite structure, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 59, 1561-1562

Stevenson J S, Stevenson L S (1977) Dawsonite-fluorite relationships at Montreal-area localities, The Canadian Mineralogist, 15, 117-120   [view file]

Catti M, Dovesi R, Pavese A, Saunders V R (1991) Elastic constants and electronic structure of fluorite (CaF2): an ab initio Hartree-Fock study, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 3, 4151-4164

Rosenberg P E (1992) The hydroxylation of fluorite under hydrothermal conditions, The Canadian Mineralogist, 30, 457-462   [view file]

Speziale S, Duffy T S (2000) Single-crystal elastic constants of fluorite (CaF2) to 9.3 GPa, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 29, 465-472

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Ondruš P, Veselovský F, Gabašová A, Hloušek J, Šrein V, Vavrín I, Skála R, Sejkora J, Drábek M (2003) Primary minerals of the Jáchymov ore district, Journal of the Czech Geological Society, 48, 19-147   [view file]

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Trinkler M, Monecke T, Thomas R (2005) Constraints on the genesis of yellow fluorite in hydrothermal barite-fluorite veins of the Erzgebirge, eastern Germany: evidence from optical absoption spectroscopy, rare-earth-element data, and fluid-inclusion investigations, The Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 883-898   [view file]

Giebel R J, Gauert C D K, Marks M A W, Costin G, Markl G (2017) Multi-stage formation of REE minerals in the Palabora Carbonatite Complex, South Africa, American Mineralogist, 102, 1218-1233

Duffy T S (2018) Single-crystal elastic properties of minerals and related materials with cubic symmetry, American Mineralogist, 103, 977-988

Markl G, Keim M F, Bayerl R (2019) Unusual mineral diversity in hydrothermal vein-type deposit: The Clara mine, SW Germany, as a type example, The Canadian Mineralogist, 57, 427-456