Richterite R060471

Name: Richterite
RRUFF ID: R060471
Ideal Chemistry: Na(NaCa)Mg5Si8O22(OH)2
Locality: Kipawa Complex, Villedieu Township, Quebec, Canada
Source: Michael Scott S100107 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Black platy fragment embedded in albite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ amphibole (105) ]
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RRUFF ID: R060471.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.52K0.40   0.08)(Na1.60Ca0.40)Σ=2(Mg4.25Mn0.75)Σ=5Si8O22(OH)2
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060471
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060471.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.8914(4)Å    b: 17.963(1)Å    c: 5.2786(3)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 104.274(5)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 908.96(6)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Richterite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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