Bytownite X050033

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Name: Bytownite
RRUFF ID: X050033
Ideal Chemistry: (Ca,Na)(Si,Al)4O8
Locality: Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico
Source: G.R. Rossman 1606
Owner: Caltech
Description:
Status: The identification of this mineral has been determined only by Raman spectroscopy
Mineral Group: [ feldspar (59) ]
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RAMAN SPECTRUM 
Sample Description: de-polarized laser oriented perpendicular to the (001) face
Instrument settings: none 785nm @ 100% of mW
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REFERENCES for Bytownite

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]

Holmes (1835) Abstract of a talk given to the Lyceum of Natural History, New York, July 14, 1834, American Journal of Science, 28, 189-189   [view file]

Thomson T (1836) Bytownite, in Outlines of Mineralogy, Geology, and Mineral Analysis. Volume 1 Baldwin & Cradock London 372-373   [view file]

Claringbull G F (1953) Mineralogical Society (London), American Mineralogist, 38, 734-737   [view file]

Facchinelli A, Bruno E, Chiari G (1979) The structure of bytownite quenched from 1723 K, Acta Crystallographica, B35, 34-42

Chiari G, Benna P, Bruno E (1984) The structure of bytownite (An85). A new refinement, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 169, 35-49   [view file]

Mernagh T P (1991) Use of the laser Raman microprobe for discrimination amongst feldspar minerals, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 22, 453-457

Freeman J J, Wang A, Kuebler K E, Jolliff B L, Haskin L A (2008) Characterization of natural feldspars by Raman spectroscopy for future planetary exploration, The Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 1477-1500   [view file]