Carnallite R050353

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Record 687 of 4216  

Name: Carnallite
RRUFF ID: R050353
Ideal Chemistry: KMgCl3·6H2O
Locality: Strassfurt, Germany
Source: California Institute of Technology W-22255
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless single crystals and grains associated with halite, sylvite, and anhydrite.
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Carnallite (2) ]
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RRUFF ID: R050353.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050353
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050353.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050353.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 16.132(3)Å    b: 22.517(2)Å    c: 9.572(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 3476.7(9)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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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 Carnallite

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]

Rose H (1856) Ueber den Carnallit, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, 98, 161-163   [view file]

Schaller W T, Henderson E P (1932) Mineralogy of drill cores from the potash field of New Mexico and Texas, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 833, 1-124   [view file]

Fischer W (1973) Die kristallstruktur des carnallits KMgCl3·6H2O, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1973, 100-109

Schlemper E O, Sen Gupta P K, Zoltai T (1985) Refinement of the structure of carnallite, Mg(H2O)6KCl3, American Mineralogist, 70, 1309-1313   [view file]