Vertumnite R070063



Name: Vertumnite
RRUFF ID: R070063
Ideal Chemistry: Ca4Al4Si4O6(OH)24·3H2O
Locality: Ettringer, Bellerberg Mt, Eifel mountains, Germany
Source: Bob Jenkins [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Rosettes of colorless platy crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R070063.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R070063
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R070063.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.754(7)Å    b: 5.754(7)Å    c: 25.13(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 721(2)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Vertumnite

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]

Fleischer M, Pabst A, Mandarino J A, Chao G Y (1977) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 62, 1057-1061   [view file]

Passaglia E, Galli E (1977) Vertumnite, a new natural silicate, Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 24, 57-66

Galli E, Passaglia E (1978) Vertumnite: Its crystal structure and relationship with natural and synthetic phases, Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 25, 33-46

Rinaldi R, Sacerdoti M, Passaglia E (1990) Strätlingite: crystal structure, chemistry, and a reexamination of its polytype vertumnite, European Journal of Mineralogy, 2, 841-849

Jambor J L (1992) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 77, 670-675   [view file]