Howieite R060031

Name: Howieite
RRUFF ID: R060031
Ideal Chemistry: Na(Fe2+,Fe3+,Al,Mg)12(Si6O17)2(O,OH)10
Locality: Laytonville quarry, near Longvale, California, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 5923 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Black bladed crystals associated with quartz and siderite
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
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RRUFF ID: R060031.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Na1.00(Fe3+4.41Mn2.68Fe2+3.89Al0.59Mg0.43)Σ=12(Si6.00O17)2(OH)10
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060031
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
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RRUFF ID: R060031.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R060031.1
Sample Description: Powder, cell parameters are from single crystal
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.154(3)Å    b: 9.751(4)Å    c: 9.577(2)Å
alpha: 91.25(1)°    beta: 70.71(1)°    gamma: 109.09(1)°   Volume: 841.9(7)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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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 Howieite

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]

Agrell S O, Bown M G, McKie D (1965) Deerite, howieite, and zussmanite, three new minerals from the Franciscan of the Laytonville District, Mendicino Co., California, American Mineralogist, 50, 278-278   [view file]

Fleischer M (1969) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 54, 326-330   [view file]

Wenk H R (1974) Howieite, a new type of chain silicate, American Mineralogist, 59, 86-97   [view file]

Ghent E D, Stout M Z, Erdmer P (1990) Howieite in blueschists, Pinchi Lake, British Columbia, The Canadian Mineralogist, 28, 855-858   [view file]