Charoite R060557



Name: Charoite
RRUFF ID: R060557
Ideal Chemistry: (K,Sr,Ba,Mn)15-16(Ca,Na)32[Si70(O,OH)180](OH,F)4·nH2O
Locality: Russia
Source: Gemological Institute of America 32163
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Purple massive
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060557.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: (K15.13Ba1.37Sr0.57Mn0.20Fe0.02)Σ=17.29(Ca26.56Na2.60)Σ=29.16(Si69.97Al0.03)Σ=70.00(O179.73F0.27)Σ=180.00F4.05·16H2O ; lighter phase : K1.00Al1.00Si3.00O8 darker phase
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R060557
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060557.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 31.971(7)Å    b: 19.668(3)Å    c: 7.1529(8)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 4490(1)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Charoite

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]

Fleischer M (1978) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 63, 1282-1284   [view file]

Fleischer M, Pabst A, White J S (1978) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 63, 793-796   [view file]

Rogova V P, Rogov Y G, Drits V A, Kuznetsova N N (1978) Charoite, a new mineral, and a new jewelry stone, Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 107, issue 1 94-100   [view file]

Nikishova L V, Lazebnik K A, Lazebnik Y D (1985) About the crystallochemical formula of charoite, in Crystal Chemistry and Structure of Minerals Nauka Leningrad, Russia 100-105   [view file]

Hawthorne F C, Burke E A J, Ercit T S, Grew E S, Grice J D, Jambor J L, Puziewicz J, Roberts A C, Vanko D A (1988) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 73, 189-199   [view file]

Matesanz E, Garcia-Guinea J, Crespo-Feo E, Lopez-Arce P, Valle-Fuentes F J, Correcher V (2008) The high-temperature behavior of charoite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 1207-1213   [view file]

Buzatu A, Buzgar N (2010) The Raman study of single-chain silicates, Analele Stiintifice Ale Universitatii, Al. I. Cuza Iasi Geologie, 56, 107-125   [view file]

Rozhdestvenskaya I, Mugnaioli E, Czank M, Depmeier W, Kolb U, Reinholdt A, Weirich T (2010) The structure of charoite, (K,Sr,Ba,Mn)15-16(Ca,Na)32[(Si70(O,OH)180)](OH,F)4.0·nH2O, solved by conventional and automated electron diffraction, Mineralogical Magazine, 74, 159-177   [view file]

Rozhdestvenskaya I V, Mugnaioli E, Czank M, Depmeier W, Kolb U, Merlino S (2011) Essential features of the polytypic charoite-96 structure compared to charoite-90, Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 2833-2846   [view file]