Huntite R040126


Name: Huntite
RRUFF ID: R040126
Ideal Chemistry: CaMg3(CO3)4
Locality: Crestmore Quarry, Riverside County, California, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 8731 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: White fine-grained massive
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R040126.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ca0.97Mg3.02(CO3)4
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Sample is mounted onto a pin and polished, it is not oriented
Pin ID: M00404
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RRUFF ID: R040126
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040126.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R040126.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.4962(2)Å    b: 9.4962(2)Å    c: 7.8142(3)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 120.°   Volume: 610.27(3)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Huntite

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]

Faust G T (1953) Huntite, Mg3Ca(CO3)4, a new mineral, American Mineralogist, 38, 4-24   [view file]

Fleischer M (1954) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 39, 402-408   [view file]

Graf D L, Bradley W F (1962) The crystal structure of huntite, Mg3Ca(CO3)4, Acta Crystallographica, 15, 238-242

Dollase W A, Reeder R J, (1986) Crystal structure refinement of huntite, CaMg3(CO3)4, with X-ray powder data, American Mineralogist, 71, 163-166   [view file]