Spessartine X050147

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Record 3 of 10  
Name: Spessartine
RRUFF ID: X050147
Ideal Chemistry: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Locality: Rutherford #2 mine, Amelia, Virginia, USA
Source: R2G 10
Owner: Caltech
Description:
Status: The identification of this mineral has been determined only by Raman spectroscopy
Mineral Group: [ garnet (93) ]
Quick search: [ All Spessartine samples (10) ]
CHEMISTRY 
Sample Description: de-polarized laser on unoriented sample
Measured Chemistry: (Mn.921Fe.053Ca.025)3Al2(SiO4)3
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
Sample Description: de-polarized laser on unoriented sample
Instrument settings: none 514nm @ 100% of mW
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REFERENCES for Spessartine

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Gramaccioli C M, Pilati T, Demartin F (2002) Atomic displacement parameters for spessartine Mn3Al2Si3O12 and their lattice-dynamical interpretation, Acta Crystallographica, B58, 965-969

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Geiger C A (2013) Static disorders of atoms and experimental determination of Debye temperature in pyrope: Low- and high-temperature single-crystal X-ray diffraction study—Discussion, American Mineralogist, 98, 780-782

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Korinevsky V G (2015) Spessartine-andradite in scapolite pegmatite, Ilmeny Mountains, Russia, The Canadian Mineralogist, 53, 623-632