Liottite R120045



Name: Liottite
RRUFF ID: R120045
Ideal Chemistry: Na16Ca8Si18Al18O72(SO4)5Cl4
Locality: Case Collina (Toscopomici quarry), Pitigliano, Grosseto Province, Tuscany, Italy
Source: R. Van Dommelen [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pseudhexagonal colorless crystals, associated with grossular
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ cancrinite-sodalite (36) ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R120045
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R120045.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.868(2)Å    b: 12.868(2)Å    c: 16.107(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 2309.8(9)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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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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REFERENCES for Liottite

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]

Merlino S, Orlandi P (1977) Liottite, a new mineral in the cancrinite-davyne group, American Mineralogist, 62, 321-326   [view file]

Leoni L, Mellini M, Merlino S, Orlandi P (1979) Cancrinite-like minerals: new data and crystal chemical considerations, Rendiconti della Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia, 35, 713-719   [view file]

Rinaldi R, Wenk H R (1979) Stacking variations in cancrinite minerals, Acta Crystallographica, A35, 825-828

Hassan I, Grundy H D (1984) The crystal structures of sodalite-group minerals, Acta Crystallographica, B40, 6-13

Ballirano P, Maras A, Buseck P R (1996) Crystal chemistry and IR spectroscopy of Cl- and SO4-bearing cancrinite-like minerals, American Mineralogist, 81, 1003-1012   [view file]

Ballirano P, Merlino S, Bonaccorsi E, Maras A (1996) The crystal structure of liottite, a six-layer member of the cancrinite group, The Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 1021-1030   [view file]