Catapleiite R060208



Name: Catapleiite
RRUFF ID: R060208
Ideal Chemistry: Na2Zr(Si3O9)·2H2O
Locality: Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville County, Quebec, Canada
Source: Royal Ontario Museum M49584 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless transparent thin tabular pseudohexagonal crystal
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Catapleiite (3) ]
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060208.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Na2.00Zr1.00Si3.00O9ยท2H2O
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Sample is oriented and mounted on a pin.
Pin ID: M01569
Orientation: Laser parallel to  -c*  (0 0 -1).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  a   [1 0 0].
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RRUFF ID: R060208
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060208.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.7577(6)Å    b: 7.4070(3)Å    c: 20.1267(9)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90.256(2)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1901.9(1)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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REFERENCES for Catapleiite

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]

Weibye P H, Berlin N J, Sjogren K A, Borck J B (1850) Neue mineralien aus Norwegen, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, 79, 299-304   [view file]

Flink G (1893) Om några mineral från Grönland, Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 15, 195-208   [view file]

Foshag W F (1923) Catapleiite from Magnet Cove, Arkansas, American Mineralogist, 8, 70-72   [view file]

Pendlebury G B (1964) Catapleiite from St. Hilaire mountain, Quebec, The Canadian Mineralogist, 8, 120-121   [view file]

Chao G Y (1973) The crystal structure of catapleiite, Abstracts from the 1973 general meeting of the Geological Society of America, Dallas, 1973, 572-572   [view file]

Chen T T (1973) Twinning in catapleiite, Abstracts from the 1973 general meeting of the Geological Society of America, Dallas, 1973, 573-574   [view file]

Ilyushin G D, Voronkov A A, Ilyukhin V V, Nevskii N N, Belov N V (1981) Crystal structure of natural monoclinic catapleiite, Na2ZrSi3O9·2H2O, Soviet Physics Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 260, 623-627   [link]   [view file]