Viitaniemiite R060052


Name: Viitaniemiite
RRUFF ID: R060052
Ideal Chemistry: NaCaAl(PO4)F3
Locality: Paprook, Afghanistan
Source: Marcus Origlieri
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Clear, colorless fragment
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060052.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Na1.00(Ca0.97Mn2+0.03)Σ=1Al1.00P1.00O4(F1.60(OH)1.40)Σ=3
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R060052
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 10% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R060052.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060052.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.5090(5)Å    b: 7.2295(4)Å    c: 6.8644(5)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 108.992(7)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 258.51(2)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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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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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Viitaniemiite

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]

Cabri L J, Fleischer M, Pabst A (1981) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 66, 1099-1103   [view file]

Lahti S I (1981) On the granitic pegmatites of the Eräjärvi area in Orivesi, southern Finland, Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin, 314, 51-56

Ramik R A, Sturman B D, Roberts A C, Dunn P J (1983) Viitaniemiite from the Francon quarry, Montreal, Quebec, The Canadian Mineralogist, 21, 499-502   [view file]

Pajunen A, Lahti S I (1984) The crystal structure of viitaniemiite, American Mineralogist, 69, 961-966   [view file]