Albite R040129



Name: Albite
RRUFF ID: R040129
Ideal Chemistry: NaAlSi3O8
Locality: LaChance Quarry, Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Source: Bob Downs
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless fragment of a tabular single crystal
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ feldspar (58) ]
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R040129.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.99K0.01)Al1.00Si3.00O8
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: L00143
Orientation: Laser parallel to  -a*  (-1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  -b   [0 -1 0].
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Raman Mode Analysis
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RRUFF ID: R040129
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040129.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R040129.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.1393(6)Å    b: 12.7844(7)Å    c: 7.1592(2)Å
alpha: 94.262(6)°    beta: 116.612(3)°    gamma: 87.647(6)°   Volume: 664.17(5)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 Albite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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