Natroalunite R060406

Name: Natroalunite
RRUFF ID: R060406
Ideal Chemistry: NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Locality: Sugar Loaf Butte, Arizona, USA
Source: American Museum of Natural History 28347 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Tan colored consolidated powder
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by X-ray diffraction
Mineral Groups: [ alunite (44) ] [ Alunite (19) ]
RRUFF ID: R060406.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060406
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060406.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.9845(2)Å    b: 6.9845(2)Å    c: 17.3234(8)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 731.88(5)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Natroalunite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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