Mellite R070574

Name: Mellite
RRUFF ID: R070574
Ideal Chemistry: Al2C6(COO)6·16H2O
Locality: Tuscany, Italy
Source: James Shigley [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pale yellow prismatic crystal fragment
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
RRUFF ID: R070574.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Al1.95Fe3+0.05)Σ=2C6(COO)6·16H2O; CO2 and H2O from stoichiometry
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070574
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070574.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 15.5495(2)Å    b: 15.5495(2)Å    c: 23.2011(7)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 5609.7(2)Å3    Crystal System: tetragonal
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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 Mellite

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]

Werner A G, Hoffmann C A S (1789) Mineralsystem des herrn Inspektor Werners mit dessen Erlaubnis herausgegeben von C.A.S. Hoffmann (as Honigstein)., 1, in Bergmännisches Journal 2 Berlage der Grazischen Buchhandlung Frenberg 369-390   [view file]

Gmelin J F (1793) Mellites, in Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Volume 3 Georg Emanuel Beer 282-282   [view file]

Robl C, Kuhs W F (1991) A neutron diffraction study on hydrogen bonding in the mineral mellite (Al2[C6(COO)6]·16H2O) at 15 K, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 92, 101-109

Echigo T, Kimata M (2010) Crystal chemistry and genesis of organic minerals: A review of oxalate and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon minerals, The Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 1329-1358   [view file]

Piro O E, Baran E J (2018) Crystal chemistry of organic minerals-salts of organic acids: the synthetic approach, Crystallography Reviews, 24, 149-175