Liebenbergite R120062



Name: Liebenbergite
RRUFF ID: R120062
Ideal Chemistry: Ni2(SiO4)
Locality: Synthetic, by flux method
Source: Ken Domanik
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Bright green fragments
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Olivine (61) ]
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R120062.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ni2.009Si0.995O4
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R120062
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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: R120062.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.7349(8)Å    b: 10.132(2)Å    c: 5.9172(9)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 283.86(8)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 Liebenbergite

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]

Matsui Y, Syono Y (1968) Unit cell dimensions of some synthetic olivine group solid solutions, Geochemical Journal, 2, 51-59

de Waal S A, Calk L C (1973) Nickel minerals from Barberton, South Africa: Vl. Liebenbergite, a nickel olivine, American Mineralogist, 58, 733-735   [view file]

Annersten H, Ericsson T, Filippidis A (1982) Cation ordering in Ni-Fe olivines, American Mineralogist, 67, 1212-1217   [view file]

Nord A G, Annersten H, Filippidis A (1982) The cation distribution in synthetic Mg-Fe-Ni olivines, American Mineralogist, 67, 1206-1211   [view file]

Vokurka K, Rieder M (1987) Thermal expansion and excess volumes of synthetic olivines on the Mg2SiO4-Ni2SiO4 join, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1987, 97-106

Lin C C (2001) High-pressure Raman spectroscopic study of Co- and Ni-olivines, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 28, 249-257

Kolitsch U, Rieck B, Brandstätter F, Schreiber F, Fabritz K H, Blaß G, Gröbner J (2014) Neufunde aus dem altem Bergbau und den Schlacken von Lavrion (II), Mineralien Welt, 25, 82-95   [view file]

Tredoux M, Zaccarini F, Garuti G, Miller D E (2016) Phases in the Ni-Sb-As system which occur in the Bon Accord oxide body, Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa, Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 187-198

Kroll H, Schmid-Beurmann P, Sell A, Büscher J, Dohr R, Kirfel A (2019) Thermal expansion and thermal pressure in Co and Ni olivines: A comparison with Mn and Fe olivines, European Journal of Mineralogy, 31, 313-324

Zhang D, Hu Y, Xu J, Downs R T, Hammer J E, Dera P K (2019) High-pressure behavior of liebenbergite: The most incompressible olivine-structured silicate, American Mineralogist, 104, 580-587   [view file]