Anorthite R040059

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Name: Anorthite
RRUFF ID: R040059
Ideal Chemistry: CaAl2Si2O8
Locality: Miyakejima, Japan
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 4079 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless fragments of crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ feldspar (51) ]
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R040059.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Ca0.94Na0.04Fe0.02)(Al0.98Si0.02)2Si2.00O8
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: M00124
Orientation: Laser parallel to  a*  (1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  b   [0 1 0].
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RRUFF ID: R040059
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040059.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R040059.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.182(1)Å    b: 12.8751(9)Å    c: 14.177(2)Å
alpha: 93.21(1)°    beta: 115.84(1)°    gamma: 91.20(1)°   Volume: 1340.3(2)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Anorthite

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]

Rose G (1823) Ueber den Feldspath, Albit, Labrador und Anorthit, Annalen der Physik und der Physikalischen Chemie, 73, 173-208   [view file]

Rose M G (1824) On felspar, albite, labrador, and anorthite, The Annals of Philosophy, 7, 49-59   [view file]

Claringbull G F (1953) Mineralogical Society (London), American Mineralogist, 38, 734-737   [view file]

Bambauer H U, Corlett M, Eberhard E, Viswanathan K (1967) Diagrams for the determination of plagioclases using X-ray powder methods (Part III of laboratory investigations of plagioclases), Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 47, 333-349

Stewart D B (1967) Four-phase curve in the system CaAl2Si2O8-SiO2-H2O between 1 and 10 kilobars, Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 47, 35-59

Nager H E, Hoffmann W, Nissen H U (1969) Die Mischreihe (Ca,Sr)[Al2Si2O8], Naturwissenschaften, 56, 136-136

Wainwright J E, Starkey J (1971) A refinement of the structure of anorthite, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 133, 75-84   [view file]

Lindbloom J T, Gibbs G V, Ribbe P H (1974) The crystal structure of hurlbutite: A comparison with danburite and anorthite, American Mineralogist, 59, 1267-1271   [view file]

Sharma S K, Simons B, Yoder H S (1983) Raman study of anorthite, calcium Tschermak's pyroxene, and gehlenite in crystalline and glassy states, American Mineralogist, 68, 1113-1125   [view file]

Wenk H R, Kroll H (1984) Analysis of P-1, I-1, and C-1 plagioclase structures, Bulletin de Minéralogie, 107, 467-487

Matson D W, Sharma S K, Philpotts J A (1986) Raman-spectra of some tectosilicates and of glasses along the orthoclase-anorthite and nepheline-anorthite joins, American Mineralogist, 71, 694-704   [view file]

Chernosky J V, Berman R G (1991) Experimental reversal of the equilibrium andalusite + calcite + quartz = anorthite + CO2, The Canadian Mineralogist, 29, 791-802   [view file]

Mernagh T P (1991) Use of the laser Raman microprobe for discrimination amongst feldspar minerals, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 22, 453-457

Boffa Ballaran T, Carpenter M A (2003) Line broadening and enthalpy: Some empirical calibrations of solid solution behaviour from IR spectra, Phase Transitions, 76, 137-154

Le Parc R, Champagnon B, Dianoux J, Jarry P, Martinez V (2003) Anorthite and CaAl2Si2O8 glass: low frequency Raman spectroscopy and neutron scattering, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 323, 155-161   [link]

Freeman J J, Wang A, Kuebler K E, Jolliff B L, Haskin L A (2008) Characterization of natural feldspars by Raman spectroscopy for future planetary exploration, The Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 1477-1500   [view file]

Glass B P, Fries M (2008) Micro-Raman spectroscopic study of fine-grained, shock-metamorphosed rock fragments from the Australasian microtektite layer, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 43, 1487-1496   [view file]

Parsons I (2010) Feldspars defined and described: a pair of posters published by the Mineralogical Society. Sources and supporting information, Mineralogical Magazine, 74, 529-551   [view file]