Alum-(Na) R110204

Name: Alum-(Na)
RRUFF ID: R110204
Ideal Chemistry: NaAl(SO4)2·12H2O
Locality: Flux mine, near Patagonia, Arizona
Source: Gordon W Downs
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless ram's horn
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Alum (5) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R110204
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R110204.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.171(1)Å    b: 12.171(1)Å    c: 12.171(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1802.7(2)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Alum-(Na)

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]

Pliny [translated by Bostock J, Riley H T 1898] (77) Book XXXV, Chapter 52. Alumen, and the several varieties of it; thirty-eight remedies, in The Natural History of Pliny George Bell and Sons London   [view file]

Palache C, Berman H, Frondel C (1951) Soda alum [NaAl(SO4)2·12H2O], in The System of Mineralogy, Volume II, Seventh Edition John Wiley and Sons, Inc New York 474-474   [view file]

Cromer D T, Kay M I, Larson A C (1967) Refinement of the alum structures. II. X-ray and neutron diffraction of NaAl(SO4)2·12H2O, γ alum, Acta Crystallographica, 22, 182-187

Burke E A J (2008) Tidying up mineral names: an IMA-CNMNC scheme for suffixes, hyphens and diacritical marks, The Mineralogical Record, 39, 131-135   [view file]