Sillimanite R050601

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Name: Sillimanite
RRUFF ID: R050601
Ideal Chemistry: Al2SiO5
Locality: Mogok, Burma
Source: Bill Larson
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Tan colored cleavage fragment from a water worn pebble
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050601.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Al1.99Fe3+0.01)Σ=2Si1.00O5
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RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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BROAD SCAN WITH SPECTRAL ARTIFACTS
RRUFF ID: R050601
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 25% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050601.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050601.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.4864(2)Å    b: 7.6743(2)Å    c: 5.7720(1)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 331.627(9)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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REFERENCES for Sillimanite

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]

Bowen G T (1824) Description and analysis of sillimanite, a new mineral, American Journal of Science and Arts, 8, 113-118   [view file]

Richmond W E (1940) Crystal chemistry of the phosphates, arsenates and vanadates of the type A2XO4(Z), American Mineralogist, 25, 441-478   [view file]

Hutton C O (1950) Studies of heavy detrital minerals, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 61, 635-710   [view file]

Agrell S O, Smith J V (1957) X-ray crystallography of mullite, sillimanite and praguite, Acta Crystallographica, 10, 761-761

Foster C T (1982) Textural variation of sillimanite segregations, The Canadian Mineralogist, 20, 379-392   [view file]

Ghent E D, Knitter C C, Raeside R P, Stout M Z (1982) Geothermometry and geobarometry of pelitic rocks, upper kyanite and sillimanite zones, Mica Creek area, British Columbia, The Canadian Mineralogist, 20, 295-305   [view file]

Pigage L C (1982) Linear regression analysis of sillimanite–forming reactions at Azure Lake, British Columbia, The Canadian Mineralogist, 20, 349-378   [view file]

Grambling J A (1984) Coesxisting paragonite and quartz in sillimanitic rocks from New Mexico, American Mineralogist, 69, 79-87   [view file]

Foster C T (1991) The role of biotite as a catalyst in reaction mechanisms that form sillimanite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 29, 943-963   [view file]

Gordon T M, Ghent E D, Stout M Z (1991) Algebraic analysis of the biotite-sillimanite isograd in the File Lake area, Manitoba, The Canadian Mineralogist, 29, 673-686   [view file]

Mernagh T P, Liu L (1991) Raman spectra from the Al2SiO5 polymorphs at high pressure and room temperature, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 18, 126-130

Niven M L, Waters D J, Moore J M (1991) The crystal structure of werdingite, (Mg,Fe)2Al12(Al,Fe)2Si4(B,Al)4O37, and its relationship to sillimanite, mullite, and grandidierite, American Mineralogist, 76, 246-256   [view file]

Černý P, Novák M, Chapman R (1992) Effects of sillimanite-grade metamorphism and shearing on Nb-Ta oxide minerals in granitic pegmatites: Maršikov, northern Moravia, Czechoslovakia, The Canadian Mineralogist, 30, 699-718   [view file]

Peacor D R, Rouse R C, Grew E S (1999) Crystal structure of boralsilite and its relation to a family of boroaluminosilicates, sillimanite, and andalusite, American Mineralogist, 84, 1152-1161   [view file]

Shannon R D, Shannon R C, Medenbach O, Fischer R X (2002) Refractive index and dispersion of fluorides and oxides, Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 31, 931-970   [view file]

Burt J B, Ross N L, Angel R J, Koch M (2006) Equations of state and structures of andalusite to 9.8 GPa and sillimanite to 8.5 GPa, American Mineralogist, 91, 319-326   [view file]

Ohuchi F S, Ghose S, Engelhard M H, Baer D R (2006) Chemical bonding and electronic structures of the Al2SiO5 polymorphs, andalusite, sillimanite, and kyanite: X-ray photoelectron- and electron energy loss spectroscopy studies, American Mineralogist, 91, 740-746   [view file]

Fischer R X, Tikhonova V, Birkenstock J, Fischer L A, Herrmann K, Mengel K, Schneider H (2015) A new mineral from the Bellerberg, Eifel, Germany, intermediate between mullite and sillimanite, American Mineralogist, 100, 1493-1501

Igami Y, Kuribayashi T, Miyake A (2018) Determination of Al/Si order in sillimanite by high angular resolution electron channeling X-ray spectroscopy, and implications for determining peak temperatures of sillimanite, American Mineralogist, 103, 944-951