Gowerite R050673

Name: Gowerite
RRUFF ID: R050673
Ideal Chemistry: Ca[B5O8(OH)][B(OH)3]·3H2O
Locality: Death Valley, California, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 9074 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless bladed crystals associated with gypsum and priceite
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
RRUFF ID: R050673.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Ca0.98Sr0.02)Σ=1[B5O8(OH)][B(OH)3]·3H2O ; B not measured but estimated by stoichiometry
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050673
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R050673.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.691(9)Å    b: 16.319(9)Å    c: 6.560(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 120.22(2)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1174.3Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Gowerite

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]

Erd R C, McAllister J F, Almond H (1959) Gowerite, a new hydrous calcium borate, from the Death Valley region, California, American Mineralogist, 44, 911-919   [view file]

Fleischer M (1960) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 45, 753-756   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1962) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 33, 260-263   [view file]

Konnert J A, Clark J R, Christ C L (1972) Gowerite, CaB5O8(OH)·B(OH)3·3H2O: crystal structure and comparison with related borates, American Mineralogist, 57, 381-396   [view file]