Sinhalite R100132


Name: Sinhalite
RRUFF ID: R100132
Ideal Chemistry: MgAl(BO4)
Locality: Ratnapura district, Sri Lanka
Source: William W. Pinch [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Tan colored water-worn single crystal
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Olivine (61) ]
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RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R100132
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 25% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R100132.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.3300(6)Å    b: 9.877(1)Å    c: 5.6803(7)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 242.9(1)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 Sinhalite

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]

Claringbull G F, Hey M H (1952) Sinhalite (MgAlBO4), a new mineral, Mineralogical Magazine, 29, 841-850   [view file]

Fleischer M (1952) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 37, 1070-1073   [view file]

Fang J H, Newnham R E (1965) The crystal structure of sinhalite, Mineralogical Magazine, 35, 196-199   [view file]

Hayward C L, Angel R J, Ross N L (1994) The structural redetermination and crystal chemistry of sinhalite, MgAlBO4, European Journal of Mineralogy, 6, 313-321

Shannon R D, Shannon R C, Medenbach O, Fischer R X (2002) Refractive index and dispersion of fluorides and oxides, Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 31, 931-970   [view file]

Weber, S U, Grodzicki M, Lottermoser W, Redhammer G J, Topa D, Tippelt G, Amthauer G (2009) Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-ray single-crystal diffractometry, and electronic structure calculations on natural sinhalites, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 36, 259-269   [view file]