Carraraite R130410

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Name: Carraraite
RRUFF ID: R130410
Ideal Chemistry: Ca3Ge(SO4)(CO3)(OH)6·12H2O
Locality: Cape d'Or, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Source: Don Doell [view label]
Owner: Don Doell
Description: White to pale-blue hexagonal prismatic crystals, associated with light green apophyllite, light yellowish grey stellerite, and light pinkish rhombohedral chabazite.
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Ettringite (5) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R130410.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment, note the dehydration after exposure to the probe.
Measured Chemistry: Ca3.18(Ge0.95Si0.12Al0.04)(SO4)(CO3)(OH)6ยท12H2O
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R130410
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R130410.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 11.039(3)Å    b: 11.039(3)Å    c: 10.597(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 1118.3(8)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Carraraite

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]

Mandarino J A (2001) New minerals, The Canadian Mineralogist, 39, 1751-1760   [view file]

Merlino S, Orlandi P (2001) Carraraite and zaccagnaite, two new minerals from the Carrara marble quarries: their chemical compositions, physical properties, and structural features, American Mineralogist, 86, 1293-1301   [view file]