Thorianite R060849

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Name: Thorianite
RRUFF ID: R060849
Ideal Chemistry: ThO2
Locality: Belafeno, Malagasy Republic
Source: Michael Scott S100914 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark brown rough cube
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Fluorite (12) ]
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RRUFF ID: R060849.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample.

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RRUFF ID: R060849
Sample Description: Unoriented sample.
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060849.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.60841(9)Å    b: 5.60841(9)Å    c: 5.60841(9)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 176.409(9)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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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 Thorianite

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]

Dunstan W (1904) The occurrence of thorium in Ceylon, Nature, 69, 510-511   [view file]

Keramidas V G, White W B (1973) Raman spectra of oxides with the fluorite structure, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 59, 1561-1562

Bulakh A G, Mazalov A A (1974) Accessory thorianite from the massifs of alkaline rocks and carbonatites of Turja Peninsula (Kola Peninsula), American Mineralogist, 59, 378-380   [view file]

Teterin Y A, Utkin I O, Melnikov I V, Lebedev A M, Teterin A Y, Ivanov K E, Nikitin A S, Vukchevich L (2000) X-ray photoelectron study of thorium silicate ThSiO4·nH2O and uranium silicate USiO4·nH2O, Journal of Structural Chemistry, 41, 965-971

Giebel R J, Gauert C D K, Marks M A W, Costin G, Markl G (2017) Multi-stage formation of REE minerals in the Palabora Carbonatite Complex, South Africa, American Mineralogist, 102, 1218-1233

Chidester B A, Pardo O S, Fischer R A, Thompson E C, Heinz D L, Prescher C, Prakapenka V B, Campbell A J (2018) High-pressure phase behavior and equations of state of ThO2 polymorphs, American Mineralogist, 103, 749-756