Corundum X080003

Name: Corundum
RRUFF ID: X080003
Ideal Chemistry: Al2O3
Locality: Synthetic
Source: Gemological Institute of America 28544
Owner: GIA
Description: Faceted yellow sapphire gemstone, 4.70 ct
Status: The identification of this mineral has been determined only by Raman spectroscopy
Mineral Group: [ Corundum (33) ]
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: X080003
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 65% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Corundum

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Gesner C (1565) Gemmis, quae erant in veste Aaronis, Liber Graecus, & e regione Latinus, Iola Hierotarantino interprete: cum Corollario Conradi Gesneri, in Sancti Patris Epiphanii Episcopi Cypri ad Diodorum Tyri episcopum, De XII 1-29   [view file]

Pauling L, Hendricks S B (1925) The crystal structures of hematite and corundum, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 47, 781-790   [view file]

Newnham R E, de Haan Y M (1962) Refinement of the α Al2O3, Ti2O3, V2O3 and Cr2O3 structures, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 117, 235-237   [view file]

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Lewis J, Schwarzenbach D (1982) Electric field gradients and charge density in corundum α-Al2O3, Acta Crystallographica, A38, 733-739

Kirfel A, Eichhorn K (1990) Accurate structure analysis with synchrotron radiation. The electron density in Al2O3 and Cu2O, Acta Crystallographica, A46, 271-284

Boettger J C (1997) High-precision, all-electron, full-potential calculation of the equation of state and elastic constants of corundum, Physical Review B, 55, 750-756

Catti M, Pavese A (1998) Equation of state of α-Al2O3 (corundum) from quasi-harmonic atomistic simulations, Acta Crystallographica, B54, 741-749

Bucher K, de Capitani C, Grapes R (2005) The development of a margarite-corundum blackwall by metasomatic alteration of a slice of mica schist in ultramafic rock, Kvesjöen, Norwegian Caledonides, The Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 129-156   [view file]

Gao R, Li H, Zhao J (2015) Dependence of R fluorescence lines of rubies on Cr3+ concentration at various temperatures, with implications for pressure calibrations in experimental apparatus, American Mineralogist, 100, 1554-1561

Sutherland F L, Coenraads R R, Abduriyim A, Meffre S, Hoskin P W O, Giuliani G, Beattie R, Wuhrer R, Sutherland G B (2015) Corundum (sapphire) and zircon relationships, Lava Plains gem fields, NE Australia: integrated mineralogy, geochemistry, age determination, genesis and geographical typing, Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 545-581

Sorokina E S, Hofmeister W, Häger T, Mertz-Kraus R, Buhre S, Saul J M (2016) Morphological and chemical evolution of corundum (ruby and sapphire): Crystal ontogeny reconstructed by EMPA, LA-ICP-MS, and Cr3+ Raman mapping, American Mineralogist, 101, 2716-2722