Volkovskite R110151



Name: Volkovskite
RRUFF ID: R110151
Ideal Chemistry: KCa4B22O32(OH)10Cl·4H2O
Locality: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan mine, Penobsquis, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada
Source: Donald M Doell and Brian Roulston [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pale red platy crystals, extracted by dissolving the matrix of sylvite/halite, associated with strontioginorite R110149, howlite R110150, ruitenbergite R110152, congolite R110153, and hilgardite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R110151
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 40% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R110151.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.538(1)Å    b: 23.960(3)Å    c: 6.5862(7)Å
alpha: 95.490(7)°    beta: 119.176(7)°    gamma: 90.620(6)°   Volume: 894.8(2)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Volkovskite

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 (1966) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 51, 1546-1553   [view file]

Kondrat'eva V V, Ostrovskaya I V, Yarzhemskii Y Y (1966) A new hydrous calcium borate, volkovskite, Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 95, issue 1 45-50   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1968) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 36, 1143-1145   [view file]

Fleischer M (1969) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 54, 326-330   [view file]

Jambor J L, Burke E A J (1990) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 75, 1431-1437   [view file]

Mandarino J A, Rachlin A L, Dunn P J, Le Page Y, Back M E, Murowchick B L, Ramik R A, Falls R B (1990) Redefinition of volkovskite and its description from Sussex, New Brunswick, The Canadian Mineralogist, 28, 351-356   [view file]

Rastsvetaeva R K, Andrianov V I, Genkina E A, Sokolova T N, Kashaev (1992) Crystal structure of volkovskite KCa4B22O32(OH)10Cl·4H2O from Nepkii deposit (E. Siberia), Kristallografiya, 37, 326-333

Grice J D, Burns P C, Hawthorne F C (1999) Borate minerals. II. A hierarchy of structures based upon the borate fundamental building block, The Canadian Mineralogist, 37, 731-762   [view file]

Grice J D, Gault R A, Van Velthuizen J (2005) Borate minerals of the Penobsquis and Millstream deposits, southern New Brunswick, Canada, The Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 1469-1487   [view file]

Poulin R S, Grice J D, (2013) Volkovskite, a complex borate mineral: refined crystallographic data and optics, The Canadian Mineralogist, 51, 157-169