Spessartine R060177



Name: Spessartine
RRUFF ID: R060177
Ideal Chemistry: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Locality: Fujian Province, China
Source: Rock Currier
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Orange trapezohedral crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ garnet (93) ]
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060177.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Mn2.86Fe2+0.10Ca0.04)Σ=3Al2.00(Si1.00O4)3
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Sample is oriented and mounted on a pin
Pin ID: M01716
Orientation: Laser parallel to  b*  (0 1 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  a   [1 0 0].
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Raman Mode Analysis
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RRUFF ID: R060177
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060177.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 11.6505(3)Å    b: 11.6505(3)Å    c: 11.6505(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1581.4(0)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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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 Spessartine

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Geiger C A (2013) Static disorders of atoms and experimental determination of Debye temperature in pyrope: Low- and high-temperature single-crystal X-ray diffraction study—Discussion, American Mineralogist, 98, 780-782

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Korinevsky V G (2015) Spessartine-andradite in scapolite pegmatite, Ilmeny Mountains, Russia, The Canadian Mineralogist, 53, 623-632