Magnesite R050676

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Name: Magnesite
RRUFF ID: R050676
Ideal Chemistry: Mg(CO3)
Locality: Tyrol, Austria
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 3874 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Brown rhombohedral crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Calcite (36) ]
Quick search: [ All Magnesite samples (5) ]
RRUFF ID: R050676.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Mg0.87Fe2+0.12Ca0.01)CO3; trace amounts of Mn and Cd; CO2 estimated by difference
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted on a pin, and polished.
Pin ID: M01410
Orientation: Laser parallel to  c*  (0 0 1).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  a   [1 0 0].

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Raman Mode Analysis
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RRUFF ID: R050676
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050676.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050676.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.64154(8)Å    b: 4.64154(8)Å    c: 15.0710(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 281.19(1)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 Magnesite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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