Natrosilite R060855

Name: Natrosilite
RRUFF ID: R060855
Ideal Chemistry: Na2Si2O5
Locality: Kedgkverpahk Mountain, Kovoeko Massif, Kola, Russia
Source: Michael Scott S100987 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless platy fragment
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
RRUFF ID: R060855.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060855
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060855.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.336(4)Å    b: 4.849(1)Å    c: 8.118(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 104.40(2)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 470.3(1)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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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 Natrosilite

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]

Morey G W (1914) New crystalline silicates of potassium and sodium, their preparation and general properties, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 36, 215-230   [view file]

Grund A (1954) La structure cristalline du disilicate de soude β-Na2Si2O5, Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, 77, 775-785   [view file]

Pant A K (1968) A reconsideration of the crystal structure of β-Na2Si2O5, Acta Crystallographica, B24, 1077-1083

Timoshenkov I M, Men´shikov Y P, Gannibal L F, Bussen I V (1975) A natural sodium silicate, natrosilite, from the Lovozero massif, Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 104, issue 3 317-321   [view file]

Fleischer M, Chao G Y, Mandarino J A (1976) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 61, 338-341   [view file]

Beneke K, Thiesen P, Lagaly G (1990) Synthesis and properties of the sodium lithium silicate silinaite, Inorganic Chemistry, 34, 900-907   [view file]

Zubkova N V, Pekov I V, Pushcharovsky D Y (2014) A review of crystal chemistry of natural silicates of alkaline elements in the light of new structural data, Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 253-265   [view file]