Litidionite R130088

Name: Litidionite
RRUFF ID: R130088
Ideal Chemistry: KNaCuSi4O10
Locality: Mt Vesuvius, Napoli, Italy
Source: Rock Currier [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Blue to green glassy, massive. The two larger fragments are from the 1880 eruption. The smaller fragment is from 1873.
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R130088
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Almega 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R130088.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.790(2)Å    b: 7.997(2)Å    c: 6.968(2)Å
alpha: 114.23(1)°    beta: 99.50(1)°    gamma: 105.56(1)°   Volume: 455.1(1)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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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 Litidionite

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]

Scacchi E (1880) Lapilli azzurri del Vesuvio, Rendiconto dell'Accademia delle Scienze Fisiche e Matematiche (sezione della Societa reale di Napoli), 19, 175-179   [view file]

Pozas J M M, Rossi G, Tazzoli V (1975) Re-examination and crystal structure analysis of litidionite, American Mineralogist, 60, 471-474   [view file]

Kawamura K, Kawahara A (1977) The crystal structure of synthetic copper sodium silicate: CuNa2Si4O10, Acta Crystallographica, B33, 1071-1075

Bayliss P (2015) Mineral nomenclature, The Canadian Mineralogist, 53, 775-775