Alunite R060430

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Name: Alunite
RRUFF ID: R060430
Ideal Chemistry: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Locality: Wendy Pit, El Indio Gold mine, Tambo, Coquimbo District, Chile
Source: Michael Scott S100144 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless transparent hexagonal plates
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
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RRUFF ID: R060430.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (K0.94Na0.06)Σ=1Al3.00(S1.00O4)2(OH)6
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R060430
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060430.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.979(3)Å    b: 6.979(3)Å    c: 17.284(6)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 729.1(5)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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