Lazurite R040023

Name: Lazurite
RRUFF ID: R040023
Ideal Chemistry: Na3Ca(Si3Al3)O12S
Locality: Chile
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 6685 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Blue fine-grained massive
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Groups: [ cancrinite-sodalite (36) ] [ sodalite (23) ]
RRUFF ID: R040023.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment, dark material is lazurite, medium gray is calcite, light material is a phosphate
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.99K0.01)6(Ca0.99Na0.01)2Al6.00Si6.00O24[(SO4)0.67S0.32Cl0.01]2
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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Raman Mode Analysis
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RRUFF ID: R040023
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040023.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.0744(3)Å    b: 9.0744(3)Å    c: 9.0744(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 747.24(9)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Lazurite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Evsyunin V G, Rastsvetaeva R K, Sapozhnikov A N, Kashaev A A (1998) Modulated structure of orthorhombic lazurite, Crystallography Reports, 43, 999-1002   [view file]

Ostroumov M, Fritsch E, Faulques E, Chauvet O (2002) Etude spectrometrique de la lazurite du Pamir, Tajikistan, The Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 885-893   [view file]

Rastsvetaeva R K, Bolotina N B, Sapozhnikov A N, Kashaev A A, Schoenleber A, Chapuis G (2002) Average structure of cubic lazurite with a three-dimensional incommensurate modulation, Crystallography Reports, 47, 404-407   [view file]

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Brown K L, Clark R J H (2004) The Lindisfarne Gospels and two other 8th century Anglo-Saxon/insular manuscripts: pigment identification by Raman microscopy, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 35, 4-12

Fleet M E, Lui X, Harmer S L, Nesbitt H W (2005) Chemical state of sulfur in natural and synthetic lazurite by S K-edge XANES and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, The Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 1589-1603   [view file]

Hettmann K, Wenzel T, Marks M, Markl G (2012) The sulfur speciation in S-bearing minerals: New constraints by a combination of electron microprobe analysis and DFT calculations with special reference to sodalite-group minerals, American Mineralogist, 97, 1653-1661   [view file]