Franconite R110185

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Name: Franconite
RRUFF ID: R110185
Ideal Chemistry: NaNb2O5(OH)·3H2O
Locality: Poudrette quarry, Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Source: Donald Doell [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Spherical aggregates of white or colorless acicular crystals assocaited with yellow siderite, galena and sphalerite. EDS shows Na, Ca and Nb.
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R110185
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Franconite

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]

Jambor J L, Sabina A P, Roberts A C, Bonardi M, Ramik R A, Sturman B D (1984) Franconite, a new hydrated Na-Nb oxide mineral from Montreal Island, Quebec, The Canadian Mineralogist, 22, 239-243   [view file]

Dunn P J, Gobel V, Grice J D, Puziewicz J, Shigley J E, Vanko D A, Zilczer J (1985) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 70, 436-441   [view file]

Haring M M M, McDonald A M (2014) Franconite, NaNb2O5(OH)·3H2O: structure determination and the role of H bonding, with comments on the crystal chemistry of franconite-related minerals, Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 591-607   [view file]