Kurchatovite R130074

Name: Kurchatovite
RRUFF ID: R130074
Ideal Chemistry: CaMgB2O5
Locality: Solongo B deposit, Vitim Plateau, Buriatia Republic, Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Source: Igor Pekov
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pale gray crystals with good cleavage, associated with white frolovite and yellow wurtzite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R130074
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R130074.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 36.389(4)Å    b: 11.181(1)Å    c: 5.5150(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 2243.9(3)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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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 Kurchatovite

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]

Fleischer M (1966) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 51, 1815-1820   [view file]

Malinko S V, Lisitsyn A E, Dorofeeva K A, Ostavskaya I V, Shashkin D P (1966) Kurchatovite, a new mineral, Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 95, issue 2 203-209   [view file]

Fleischer M (1969) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 54, 326-330   [view file]

Callegari A, Mazzi F, Tadini C (2003) Modular aspects of the crystal structures of kurchatovite and clinokurchatovite, European Journal of Mineralogy, 15, 277-282

Pankova Y A, Krivovichev S V, Pekov I V, Grew E S, Yapaskurt V O (2018) Kurchatovite and clinokurchatovite, ideally CaMgB2O5: An example of modular polymorphism, Minerals, 8, 332   [view file]