Merlinoite R130095

Name: Merlinoite
RRUFF ID: R130095
Ideal Chemistry: K5Ca2(Si23Al9)O64·24H2O
Locality: Pollena quarry, Vesuvius, Napoli, Campania, Italy
Source: Donald Doell [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Sprays and clusters of colorless prismatic crystals associated with calcite. Merlinoite crystals are twinned with 90 deg rotations around c-axis.
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: R130095
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Almega 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R130095.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 14.2293(9)Å    b: 14.233(1)Å    c: 9.966(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 2018.2(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 Merlinoite

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]

Passaglia E, Pongiluppi D, Rinaldi R (1977) Merlinoite, a new mineral of the zeolite group, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1977, 355-364

Fleischer M, Cabri L J (1978) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 63, 598-600   [view file]

Galli E, Gottardi G, Pongiluppi D (1979) The crystal structure of the zeolite merlinoite, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1979, 1-9

Coombs D S, Alberti A, Armbruster T, Artioli G, Colella C, Galli E, Grice J D, Liebau F, Mandarino J A, Minato H, Nickel E H, Passaglia E, Peacor D R, Quartieri S, Rinaldi R, Ross M, Sheppard R A, Tillmanns E, Vezzalini G, (1997) Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals: report of the Subcommittee on Zeolites of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names, The Canadian Mineralogist, 35, 1571-1606   [view file]

Pakhomova A S, Armbruster T, Krivovichev S V, Yakovenchuk V N (2014) Dehydration of the zeolite merlinoite from the Khibiny massif, Russia: an in situ temperature-dependent single-crystal X-ray study, European Journal of Mineralogy, 26, 371-380

Danisi R M, Armbruster T, Nagashima M (2015) Structural intergrowth of merlinoite/phillipsite and its temperature-dependent dehydration behaviour: a single-crystal X-ray study, Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 191-203

Gatta G D, Rotiroti N, Bersani D, Bellatreccia, Ventura G D, Rizzato S (2015) A multi-methodological study of the (K,Ca)-variety of the zeolite merlinoite, Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1755-1767