Eucryptite R070248

Name: Eucryptite
RRUFF ID: R070248
Ideal Chemistry: LiAlSiO4
Locality: Bikita, Masvingo (Fort Victoria), Masvingo District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Source: Michael Scott S104487 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless vitreous massive fragments
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Phenakite (8) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070248
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070248.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 13.452(2)Å    b: 13.452(2)Å    c: 8.990(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 1408.9(2)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 Eucryptite

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]

Brush G J, Dana E S (1880) On the mineral locality at Branchville, Connecticut: Fourth paper, American Journal of Science, 120, 258-285   [view file]

Hurlbut C S (1962) Eucryptite from Bikita, Southern Rhodesia, American Mineralogist, 47, 557-564   [view file]

Mandarino J A, Harris D C (1965) New Canadian mineral occurrences: I. Eucryptite, pollucite, rozenite, epsomite, dawsonite, fairchildite and butschliite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 8, 377-381   [view file]

Leavens P B, Hurlbut Jr. C S, Nelen J A, (1968) Eucryptite and bikitaite from King's Mountain, North Carolina, American Mineralogist, 53, 1202-1207

Černý P (1972) The Tanco pegmatite at Bernic Lake, Manitoba. VII. Eucryptite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 11, 708-713   [view file]

Hesse K F (1985) Crystal structures of natural and synthetic α-eucryptite, LiAlSiO4, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 172, 147-151   [view file]

Scanu T, Guglielmi J, Colomban P (1994) Ion exchange and hot corrosion of ceramic composites matrices - A vibrational and microstructural study, Solid State Ionics, 70, 109-120   [link]

Charoy B, Noronha F, Lima A (2001) Spodumene – petalite – eucryptite: mutual relationships and pattern of alteration in Li-rich aplite-pegmatite dykes from northern Portugal, The Canadian Mineralogist, 39, 729-746   [view file]