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Name: Foitite
RRUFF ID: R100088
Ideal Chemistry: ◻(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Locality: Oceanview mine, Chief Mountain, Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA
Source: Mark Mauthner
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Elongated prismatic purple to black to green crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ tourmaline (49) ]
Quick search: [ All Foitite samples (3) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R100088
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R100088.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 15.933(5)Å    b: 15.933(5)Å    c: 7.133(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 1568.2(3)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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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 Foitite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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MacDonald D J, Hawthorne F C (1993) Foitite, ◻[Fe2+2(Al,Fe3+)]Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4, a new alkali-deficient tourmaline: description and crystal structure, American Mineralogist, 78, 1299-1303   [view file]

Pezzotta F, Hawthorne F C, Cooper M A, Teertstra D K (1996) Fibrous foitite from San Piero in Campo, Elba, Italy, The Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 741-744   [view file]

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Lensing-Burgdorf M, Watenphul A, Schlüter J, Mihailova B (2017) Crystal chemistry of tourmalines from the Erongo Mountains, Namibia, studied by Raman spectroscopy, European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 257-267

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Balan E, Radtke G, Fourdrin C, Paulatto L, Horn H A, Fuchs Y (2023) Effect of Fe–Fe interactions and X-site vacancy ordering on the OH-stretching spectrum of foitite, European Journal of Mineralogy, 35, 105-116