Pezzottaite R060583


Name: Pezzottaite
RRUFF ID: R060583
Ideal Chemistry: CsLiBe2Al2Si6O18
Locality: Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro area, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Source: Michael Scott S100812 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pink thin tabular hexagonal plate
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Beryl (28) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060583.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R060583
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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: R060583.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 15.9636(4)Å    b: 15.9636(4)Å    c: 27.8455(7)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 6145.4(3)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Pezzottaite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Laurs B M, Simmons W B, Rossman G R, Quinn E P, McClure S F, Peretti A, Armbruster T, Hawthorne F C, Falster A U, Günther D, Cooper M A, Grobéty (2003) Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, Madagascar: a new gem mineral, Gems & Gemology, 39, 284-301   [view file]

Hawthorne F C, Cooper M A, Simmons W B, Falster A U, Laurs B M, Armbruster T, Rossman G R, Peretti A, Günter D, Grobéty B (2004) Pezzottaite Cs(Be2Li)Al2Si6O18 A spectacular new beryl-group mineral from the Sakavalana pegmatite, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar, The Mineralogical Record, 35, 369-378

Piilonen P C, Grew E S, Ercit T S (2005) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 90, 1227-1233   [view file]

Locock A J, Piilonen P C, Ercit T S, Rowe R (2006) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 91, 216-224   [view file]

Yakubovich O V, Pekov I V, Steele I M, Massa W, Chukanov N V (2009) Alkali metals in beryl and their role in the formation of derivative structural motifs: Comparative crystal chemistry of vorobyevite and pezzottaite, Crystallography Reports, 54, 399-412

Gatta D G, Adamo I, Meven M, Lambruschi E (2012) A single-crystal neutron and X-ray diffraction of pezzottaite, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 39, 829-840

Tempesta G, Agrosì G (2016) Standardless, minimally destructive chemical analysis of red beryls by means of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, European Journal of Mineralogy, 28, 571-580