Lipuite R140946



Name: Lipuite
RRUFF ID: R140946
Ideal Chemistry: KNa8Mn3+5Mg0.5[Si12O30(OH)4](PO4)O2(OH)2·4H2O
Locality: N'Chwaning III mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Source: Jaco and Tania Janse van Nieuwenhuizen [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark reddish brown massive crystalline, associated with sugilite (R130754)
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R140946.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: K1.11Na8.16(Mn3+4.86Fe3+0.14)Mg0.39[Si12.08O30(OH)4](P0.95O4)O2(OH)2ยท4H2O
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R140946
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R140946.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.051(1)Å    b: 12.219(3)Å    c: 17.070(5)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1887.7(3)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R140946.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.080(3)Å    b: 12.222(3)Å    c: 17.093(5)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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REFERENCES for Lipuite

Williams P A, Hatert F, Pasero M, Mills S J (2015) IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC) Newsletter 23. New minerals and nomenclature modifications approved in 2014 and 2015, Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 51-58   [view file]