Actinolite X050003

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Name: Actinolite
RRUFF ID: X050003
Ideal Chemistry:    Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe2+0.5-2.5)Si8O22(OH)2
Locality: Cloverdale Highway, California
Source: UCLA MS 2843
Owner: California Institute of Technology
Status: The identification of this mineral has been determined only by Raman spectroscopy
Mineral Group: [ amphibole (105) ]
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Sample Description: de-polarized laser oriented perpendicular to the (100) face
Instrument settings: none 785nm @ 100% of mW
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REFERENCES for Actinolite

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Leake B E (1978) Nomenclature of amphiboles, American Mineralogist, 63, 1023-1052   [view file]

Goldman D S, Rossman G R (1982) The identification of Fe2+ in the M4 site of calcic amphiboles: reply, American Mineralogist, 67, 340-342   [view file]

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Gopal N O, Narasimhulu K V, Rao J L (2004) EPR, optical, infrared and Raman spectral studies of actinolite mineral, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 60, 2441-2448   [link]

Day H W, Springer R K (2005) The first appearance of actinolite in the prehnite-pumpellyite facies, Sierra Nevada, California, The Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 89-104   [view file]

Petry R, Mastalerz R, Zahn S, Mayerhöfer T G, Völksch G, Viereck-Götte L, Kreher-Hartmann B, Holz L, Lankers M, Popp J (2006) Asbestos mineral analysis by UV Raman and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, ChemPhysChem, 7, 414-420   [view file]

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