Elpasolite R061029

Name: Elpasolite
RRUFF ID: R061029
Ideal Chemistry: K2NaAlF6
Locality: Le Cetine mine, Rosia, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy
Source: Michael Scott S101431 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless cubic crystals associated with colorless blades of gypsum
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Perovskite (44) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R061029
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R061029.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.065(5)Å    b: 8.065(5)Å    c: 8.065(5)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 524.65(6)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Elpasolite

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]

Cross W, Hillebrand W F (1883) Mineralogy of the Rocky Mountains, II Minerals from the neighborhood of Pike’s Peak, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 20, 40-74   [view file]

Frondel C (1948) New data on elpasolite and hagemannite, American Mineralogist, 33, 84-87   [view file]

Sabelli C (1987) Structure refinement of elpasolite from Cetine mine, Tuscany, Italy, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1987, 481-487

Baoldinozzi G, Grebille D, Sciau P, Kiat J M, Moret J, Bérar J F (1998) Rietveld refinement of the incommensurate structure of the elpasolite (ordered perovskite) Pb2MgTeO6, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 10, 6461-6472

Pekov I V, Chukanov N V, Kononkova N N, Zubkova N V, Rabadanov M K, Pushcharovsky D Y (2008) Elpasolite from hyperalkaline pegmatite of the Khibiny pluton, Kola Peninsula. Symmetry of elpasolite, Geology of Ore Deposits, 50, 749-754

Mitchell R H, Welch M D, Chakhmouradian A R (2017) Nomenclature of the perovskite supergroup: A hierarchical system of classification based on crystal structure and composition, Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 411-461   [view file]