Nifontovite R060685


Name: Nifontovite
RRUFF ID: R060685
Ideal Chemistry: Ca3[BO(OH)2]6·2H2O
Locality: Fuka mine, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
Source: Michael Scott S100791 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless prismatic crystal
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Quick search: [ All Nifontovite samples (2) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060685.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ca3.00[BO(OH)2]6ยท2H2O ; = darker phase. H2O assumed ideal from stoichiometry; B2O3 estimated by difference
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
RRUFF ID:
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
DOWNLOADS:

  To download sample data,
  please select a specific
  orientation angle.

Direction of polarization of laser relative to fiducial mark:
X Min:    X Max:    X Sort:
BROAD SCAN WITH SPECTRAL ARTIFACTS
RRUFF ID: R060685
Wavelength:
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060685.1
Sample Description: powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 13.1176(3)Å    b: 13.4427(5)Å    c: 9.5231(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 118.403(2)°   Volume: 1477.12(6)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
  File Type Information Close
Calculated diffraction file.

  File Type Information Close
Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

  File Type Information Close
Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

X Min:    X Max:    X Sort:
REFERENCES for Nifontovite

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]

Malinko S V, Lisitsyn A E (1961) A new boron mineral — nifontovite, Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 139, 188-190   [view file]

Fleischer M (1962) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 47, 172-174   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1967) Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 36, 131-136   [view file]

Simonov M A, Egorov-Tismenko Y K, Kazanskaya E V, Belokoneva E L, Belov N V (1978) Hydrogen bonds in the crystal structure of nifontovite Ca2/B5O3(OH)6/2·2H2O, Soviet Physics - Doklady, 23, 159-161   [view file]

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