Amblygonite R040006

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Name: Amblygonite
RRUFF ID: R040006
Ideal Chemistry: LiAl(PO4)F
Locality: Pala, San Diego County, California, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 4801 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Light gray coarsely crystalline massive
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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RRUFF ID: R040006.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: LiAl1.00(P1.00O4)(F0.73(OH)0.27)Σ=1; Li assumed by stoichiometry; OH estimated by charge balance
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: l00485
Orientation: Laser parallel to  -a*  (-1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  -b   [0 -1 0].

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Raman Mode Analysis
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RRUFF ID: R040006
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040006.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R040006.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.6974(4)Å    b: 7.7199(7)Å    c: 6.9758(4)Å
alpha: 90.945(8)°    beta: 117.764(4)°    gamma: 91.406(6)°   Volume: 318.90(3)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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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 Amblygonite

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]

Breithaupt J F A (1818) Gattung B. amblygonit, in Handbuch der Mineralogie von C. A. S. Hoffmann, Volume 4 Craz und Gerlach Freiberg 159-161   [view file]

Coiseaux D (1864) Ueber die doppeltbrechenden eigenschaften und die krytallform des amblygonits, Annalen der Physik, 199, 183-187   [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]

Nel H J (1946) Petalite and amblygonite from Karibib, South West Africa, American Mineralogist, 31, 51-57   [view file]

Baur W H (1959) Die Kristallstruktur des Edelamblygonits LiAlPO4(OH,F), Acta Crystallographica, 12, 988-994

Černá I, Černý P, Ferguson R B (1972) The Tanco pegmatite at Bernic Lake, Manitoba. III. Amblygonite-montebrasite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 11, 643-659   [view file]

Loh S E, Wise W S (1976) Synthesis and fluorine-hydroxyl exchange in the amblygonite series, The Canadian Mineralogist, 14, 357-363   [view file]

Shigley J E, Brown G E (1985) Occurance and alteration of phosphate minerals at the Stewart Pegmatite, Pala District, San Diego County, California, American Mineralogist, 70, 395-408   [view file]

Groat L A, Rausepp M, Hawthorne F C, Ercit T S, Sherriff B L, Hartman J S (1990) The amblygonite-montebrasite series: Characterization by single-crystal structure refinement, infrared spectroscopy, and multinuclear MAS-NMR spectroscopy, American Mineralogist, 75, 992-1008   [view file]

Rondeau B, Fritsch E, Lefevre P, Guiraud M, Fransolet A M, Lulzac Y (2006) A Raman investigation of the amblygonite—montebrasite series, The Canadian Mineralogist, 44, 1109-1117   [view file]

Dias L N, Pinheiro M V B, Moreira R L, Krambrock K, Guedes K J, Menezes L A D, Karfunkel J, Schnellrath J, Scholz R (2011) Spectroscopic characterization of transition metal impurities in natural montebrasite/amblygonite, American Mineralogist, 96, 42-52   [view file]