Inderite R050195



Name: Inderite
RRUFF ID: R050195
Ideal Chemistry: MgB3O3(OH)5·5H2O
Locality: Boron, Kern County, California, USA
Source: Dave Bunk Minerals
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless prismatic crystal
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050195.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: Mg1.00B3.00O3(OH)5ยท5H2O ; Mg measured, only
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: L00488
Orientation: Laser parallel to  a*  (1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  b   [0 1 0].
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RRUFF ID: R050195
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050195.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050195.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: PIKE GladiATR - Far-IR on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050195.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.8128(2)Å    b: 13.0971(4)Å    c: 12.0189(5)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 104.545(3)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 1038.05(5)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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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 Inderite

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]

Godlevsky M N (1937) Mineralogical investigation of the Inder borate deposit, Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 66, issue 2 315-344   [view file]

Foshag W F (1938) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 23, 293-294   [view file]

Frondel C, Morgan V (1956) Inderite and gerstleyite from the Kramer borate district, Kern County, California, American Mineralogist, 41, 839-843   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1962) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 33, 260-263   [view file]

Rumanova I M, Ashirov A (1963) The determination of the crystal structure of inderite, Soviet Physics - Crystallography, 8, 414-428   [view file]

Corazza E (1976) Inderite: Crystal structure refinement and relationship with kurnakovite, Acta Crystallographica, B32, 1329-1333

Li J, Xia S, Gao S (1995) FT-IR and Raman spectroscopic study of hydrated borates, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 51, 519-532

Zhou B, Michaelis V K, Pan Y, Yao Y, Tait K T, Hyde B C, Wren J E C, Sherriff B L, Kroeker S (2012) Crystal structure refinements of borate dimorphs inderite and kurnakovite using 11B and 25Mg nuclear magnetic resonance and DFT calculations, American Mineralogist, 97, 1858-1865   [view file]