Braitschite-(Ce) R060008



Name: Braitschite-(Ce)
RRUFF ID: R060008
Ideal Chemistry: Ca6.15Na0.85Ce2[B6O7(OH)3(O,OH)3]4·H2O
Locality: Texas Gulf Sulfur Potash mine, Cisco, Utah, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 11435 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pink blebs embedded in anhydrite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction.
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060008.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample; 780 spectrum overwhelmed by fluorescence
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RRUFF ID: R060008
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample; 780 spectrum overwhelmed by fluorescence
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 65% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060008.9
Sample Description: Powder, using Mo radiation
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.232(4)Å    b: 12.232(4)Å    c: 7.409(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 960.1(5)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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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 Braitschite-(Ce)

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]

Raup O B, Gude A J, Dwornik E J, Cuttitta F, Rose H J (1968) Braitschite, a new hydrous calcium rare-earth borate mineral from the Paradox Basin, Grand County, Utah, American Mineralogist, 53, 1081-1095   [view file]

Nickel E H, Mandarino J A (1987) Procedures involving the IMA Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names and guidelines on mineral nomenclature, American Mineralogist, 72, 1031-1042   [view file]

Rowland C E, Cahill C L, Post J E (2011) The structure of braitschite, a calcium rare earth borate, American Mineralogist, 96, 197-201   [view file]