Rosemaryite R140519



Name: Rosemaryite
RRUFF ID: R140519
Ideal Chemistry: NaMn2+Fe3+Al(PO4)3
Locality: Buranga pegmatite, Gatumba District, Western Province, Rwanda
Source: Rock Currier [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Vitreous-opaque dark brown irregularly shaped masses intergrown with vitreous light brown childrenite and blocky dark blue scorzalite in a grayish siliceous matrix.
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R140519.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.49Ca0.05Mn2+0.29   0.17)Mn2+1.00(Fe3+0.82Mg0.10Mn2+0.08)(Al3+0.76Fe3+0.24)(PO4)3
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: R140519
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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: R140519.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 11.9673(18)Å    b: 12.3910(13)Å    c: 6.3218(10)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 114.4145(65)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 853.61(18)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Rosemaryite

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]

Moore P B, Ito J (1979) Alluaudites, wyllieites, arrojadites: crystal chemistry and nomenclature, Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 227-235   [view file]

Fleischer M, Cabri L J, Chao G Y, Pabst A (1980) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 65, 808-814   [view file]

Hatert F, Hermann R P, Fransolet A M, Long G J, Grandjean F (2006) A structural, infrared, and Mössbauer spectral study of rosemaryite, NaMnFe3+Al(PO4)3, European Journal of Mineralogy, 18, 775-785

Łodziński M, Sitarz M (2009) Chemical and spectroscopic characterization of some phosphate accessory minerals from pegmatites of the Sowie Góry Mts, SW Poland, Journal of Molecular Structure, 924-926, 442-447