Lévyne-Na R060021

Name: Lévyne-Na
RRUFF ID: R060021
Ideal Chemistry: Na6(Si12Al6)O36·18H2O
Locality: Dallas, Oregon, USA
Source: Bob Downs
Owner: RRUFF
Description: White tabular hexagonal-shaped crystals associated with analcime, R060023
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Levyne (3) ]
RRUFF ID: R060021.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.70Ca0.26K0.04)6(Si0.58Al0.42)18O36ยท18H2O
Sample Description: Sample is oriented and mounted on a pin.
Pin ID: L01578
Orientation: Laser parallel to  a*  (1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  -c   [0 0 -1].

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RRUFF ID: R060021
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R060021.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 13.3399(4)Å    b: 13.3399(4)Å    c: 22.518(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 3470.2(0)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 Lévyne-Na

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Ballirano P, Cametti G (2013) Crystal chemical and structural investigation of levyne-Na, Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2887-2899