Genthelvite R080134

Name: Genthelvite
RRUFF ID: R080134
Ideal Chemistry: Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Locality: Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Source: James Shigley [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Massive pink, exhibiting greasy luster, associated with albite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Groups: [ cancrinite-sodalite (37) ] [ sodalite (24) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R080134
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R080134.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.150(1)Å    b: 8.150(1)Å    c: 8.150(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 541.25(4)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 Genthelvite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Burt D M (1988) Stability of genthelvite, Zn4(BeSiO4)3S: an exercise in chalcophilicity using exchange operators, American Mineralogist, 73, 1384-1394   [view file]

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Zito G, Hanson S L (2017) Genthelvite overgrowths on danalite cores from a pegmatite miarolitic cavity in Cheyenne Canyon, El Paso County, Colorado, The Canadian Mineralogist, 55, 195-206