Datolite R050033

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Name: Datolite
RRUFF ID: R050033
Ideal Chemistry: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Locality: Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 4509 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Group of pale green single crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Gadolinite (18) ]
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RRUFF ID: R050033.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ca1.00B1.00Si1.00O4(OH) ; trace amounts of Al and Na; B measured and corrected according to stoichiometry; OH estimated by stoichiometry end charge balance
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: L00153
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: R050033
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050033.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050033.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.8341(1)Å    b: 7.6080(4)Å    c: 9.6331(3)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.143(2)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 354.29(2)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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REFERENCES for Datolite

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]

Klaproth M H (1806) Chemische Untersuchung des Datoliths, Neues Allgemeines Journal der Chemie, 6, 107-110   [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]

Pavlov P V, Belov N V (1959) The structures of herderite, datolite, and gadolinite determined by direct methods, Soviet Physics - Crystallography, 4, 300-314   [view file]

Pant A K, Cruickshank D W J (1967) A reconsideration of the structure of datolite, CaBSiO4(OH), Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 125, 286-297   [view file]

Bakakin V V, Belov N V, Borisov S V, Solovyeva L P (1970) The crystal structure of nordite and its relationship to melilite and datolite-gadolinite, American Mineralogist, 55, 1167-1181   [view file]

Foit F F, Phillips M W, Gibbs G V (1973) A refinement of the crystal structure of datolite, CaBSiO4(OH), American Mineralogist, 58, 909-914   [view file]

Rastsvetaeva R K, Pushcharovskii D Y, Pekov I V, Voloshin A V (1996) Crystal structure of calcybeborosilite and its place in the datolite-gadolinite isomorphous series, Kristallografiya, 41, 235-239   [view file]

Mendenbach O, Shannon R D (1997) Refractive indices and optical dispersion of 103 synthetic and mineral oxides and silicates measured by a small-prism technique, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 14, 3299-3318

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]

Perchiazzi N, Gualtieri A F, Merlino S, Kampf A R (2004) The atomic structure of bakerite and its relationship to datolite, American Mineralogist, 89, 767-776   [view file]

Hamilton V E, McSween H Y, Hapke B (2005) Mineralogy of Martian atmospheric dust inferred from thermal infrared spectra of aerosols, Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, E12006   [link]

Rice M S, Bell J F, Cloutis E A, Wang A, Ruff S W, Craig M A, Bailey D T, Johnson J R, de Souza P A, Farrand W H (2010) Silica-rich deposits and hydrated minerals at Gusev Crater, Mars: Vis-NIR spectral characterization and regional mapping, Icarus, 205, 375-395

Rinaldi R, Gatta G D, Angel R J (2010) Crystal chemistry and low-temperature behavior of datolite: a single-crystal X-ray diffraction study, American Mineralogist, 95, 1413-1421   [view file]

Bačík P, Miyawaki R, Atencio D, Cámara F, Fridrichová (2017) Nomenclature of the gadolinite supergroup, European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 1067-1082

Atencio D (2023) Minasgeraisite-(Y) discredited as an ordered intermediate between datolite and hingganite-(Y), Mineralogical Magazine, 87, 738-740