Zirkelite R060540



Name: Zirkelite
RRUFF ID: R060540
Ideal Chemistry: (Ti,Ca,Zr)O2-x
Locality: Palabora Open Pit, Phalaborwa, Transvaal, Republic of South Africa
Source: Michael Scott S100275 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Black flattened octahedra, metamict
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Fluorite (12) ]
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060540.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Ti0.42Zr0.28Ca0.20Fe3+0.08Th0.02)Σ=1O1.76; trace amounts of Ce, Pb, U
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R060540
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060540.1
Sample Description: Powder
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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 Zirkelite

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]

Hussak E, Prior G T (1895) Lewisite and zirkelite, two new Brazilian minerals, Mineralogical Magazine, 11, 80-88   [view file]

Fleischer M (1975) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 60, 340-341   [view file]

Hogarth D D (1977) Classification and nomenclature of the pyrochlore group, American Mineralogist, 62, 403-410   [view file]

Sinclair W, Eggleton R A (1982) Structure refinement of zirkelite from Kaiserstuhl, West Germany, American Mineralogist, 67, 615-620   [view file]

Mazzi F, Munno R (1983) Calciobetafite (new mineral of the pyrochlore group) and related minerals from Campi Flegrei, Italy; crystal structures of polymignyte and zirkelite: comparison with pyrochlore and zirconolite, American Mineralogist, 68, 262-276   [view file]

Bulakh A G, Nesterov A R, Williams C T, Anismov I S (1998) Zirkelite from the Sebl'yavr carbonatite complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia: an X-ray and electron microprobe study of a partially metamict mineral, Mineralogical Magazine, 62, 837-846   [view file]