Marcasite R060882

Name: Marcasite
RRUFF ID: R060882
Ideal Chemistry: FeS2
Locality: Ive's Quarry, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Source: Bob Jenkins [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Brassy yellow prismatic crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Marcasite (2) ]
RRUFF ID: R060882.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Fe1.00S2.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060882
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060882.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 3.382(2)Å    b: 4.440(3)Å    c: 5.419(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 81.37(4)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Marcasite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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