Bikitaite R050160

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Name: Bikitaite
RRUFF ID: R050160
Ideal Chemistry: LiAlSi2O6·H2O
Locality: Foote mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Source: Jim McGlasson
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless prismatic crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050160.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Li1.00Si2.00O6ยท1.25H2O ; Li not measured but estimated by stoichiometry
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
RRUFF ID:
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: M00247
Orientation: Laser parallel to  -b*  (0 -1 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  c   [0 0 1].
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RRUFF ID: R050160
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050160.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050160.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: PIKE GladiATR - Far-IR on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050160.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.6084(3)Å    b: 4.960(1)Å    c: 7.5976(3)Å
alpha: 89.89(1)°    beta: 114.412(4)°    gamma: 89.96(2)°   Volume: 295.37(6)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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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 Bikitaite

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]

Hurlbut C S (1957) Bikitaite, LiAlSi2O6·H2O, a new mineral from Southern Rhodesia, American Mineralogist, 42, 792-797   [view file]

Leavens P B, Hurlbut Jr. C S, Nelen J A, (1968) Eucryptite and bikitaite from King's Mountain, North Carolina, American Mineralogist, 53, 1202-1207

Coombs D S, Alberti A, Armbruster T, Artioli G, Colella C, Galli E, Grice J D, Liebau F, Mandarino J A, Minato H, Nickel E H, Passaglia E, Peacor D R, Quartieri S, Rinaldi R, Ross M, Sheppard R A, Tillmanns E, Vezzalini G, (1997) Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals: report of the Subcommittee on Zeolites of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names, The Canadian Mineralogist, 35, 1571-1606   [view file]

Quartieri S, Sani A, Vezzalini G, Galli E, Fois E, Gamba A, Tabacchi G (1999) One-dimensional ice in bikitaite: single-crystal X-ray diffraction, infra-red spectroscopy and ab-initio molecular dynamics studies, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 30, 77-87   [view file]

Kolesov B A, Geiger C A (2002) Raman spectroscopic study of H2O in bikitaite: “One-dimensional ice”, American Mineralogist, 87, 1426-1431   [view file]

Comodi P, Gatta G D, Zanazzi P F (2003) Effects of pressure on the structure of bikitaite, European Journal of Mineralogy, 15, 247-255