Kernite R050661

Name: Kernite
RRUFF ID: R050661
Ideal Chemistry: Na2B4O6(OH)2·3H2O
Locality: Boron, Kern County, California, USA
Source: Marcus Origlieri
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless cleavage fragment
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction.
RRUFF ID: R050661.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050661
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050661.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.0165(6)Å    b: 9.1556(7)Å    c: 15.6778(10)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 108.863(7)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 953.06(9)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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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 Kernite

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]

Schaller W T (1927) Kernite, a new sodium borate, American Mineralogist, 12, 24-25   [view file]

Foshag W F (1930) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 15, 274-276   [view file]

Giese R F (1967) Abstract of paper presented at the twelfth annual meeting: The crystal structure of kernite Na2B4O6(OH)2·3H2O, The Canadian Mineralogist, 9, 290-290   [view file]

Cooper W F, Larsen F K, Coppens P (1973) Electron population analysis of accurate diffraction data. V. Structure and one-center charge refinement of the light-atom mineral kernite, Na2B4O6(OH)2·3H2O, American Mineralogist, 58, 21-31   [view file]

Li J, Xia S, Gao S (1995) FT-IR and Raman spectroscopic study of hydrated borates, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 51, 519-532

Silva M, O'Bannon E F, Williams Q (2018) A vibrational spectroscopic study of kernite to 25 GPa: Implications for the high-pressure stability of borate polyhedra, American Mineralogist, 103, 1306–1318

Gatta G D, Guastoni A, Lotti P, Guastella G, Fatelo O, Fernandez-Diaz, M T (2020) A multi-methodological study of kernite, a mineral commodity of boron, American Mineralogist, 105, 1424-1431