Kirschsteinite R070266



Name: Kirschsteinite
RRUFF ID: R070266
Ideal Chemistry: CaFe2+(SiO4)
Locality: Dolores mine, Pastrana, Mazarrón, Murcia, Spain
Source: Michael Scott S105226 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Aggregate of vitreous brown rhombic prismatic crystals with conchoidal fracture
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Olivine (60) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R070266.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Ca0.95Mn0.02Mg0.02Na0.01)Σ=1(Fe2+0.83Mg0.16Fe3+0.01)Σ=1Si1.00O4; Fe2+ and Fe3+ by charge balance
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R070266
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R070266.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R070266.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.8613(3)Å    b: 11.0995(5)Å    c: 6.3989(8)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 345.28(4)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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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 Kirschsteinite

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]

Sahama T G, Hytönen K (1957) Kirschsteinite, a natural analogue to synthetic iron monticellite, from the Belgian Congo, Mineralogical Magazine, 31, 698-699   [view file]

Fleischer M (1958) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 43, 790-798   [view file]

Wyderko M, Mazanek E (1968) The mineralogical characteristics of calcium-iron olivines, Mineralogical Magazine, 36, 955-961   [view file]

Folco L, Mellini M (1997) Crystal chemistry of meteoritic kirschsteinite, European Journal of Mineralogy, 9, 969-973

Mouri T, Enami M (2008) Raman spectroscopic study of olivine-group minerals, Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 103, 100-104   [view file]