Nekoite R070475

Name: Nekoite
RRUFF ID: R070475
Ideal Chemistry: Ca3Si6O15·7H2O
Locality: LaCotita mine, Inca de Oro, Chile
Source: Bob Jenkins [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Globular to radial aggregates of thin white acicular crystals associated with colorless apophyllite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
RRUFF ID: R070475.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ca3.00Si6.00O15ยท5.83H2O ; H2O estimated by diference
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070475
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070475.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.562(3)Å    b: 9.766(4)Å    c: 7.328(4)Å
alpha: 111.59(1)°    beta: 103.60(1)°    gamma: 86.41(1)°   Volume: 488.9(8)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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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 Nekoite

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]

Fleischer M (1956) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 41, 958-960   [view file]

Gard J A, Taylor F W (1956) Okenite and nekoite (a new mineral), Mineralogical Magazine, 31, 5-21   [view file]

Gard J A, Taylor H F W (1956) Okenite and nekoite (a new mineral), Mineralogical Magazine, 31, 5-20   [view file]

Fleischer M (1962) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 47, 1216-1223   [view file]

Alberti A, Galli E (1980) The structure of nekoite, Ca3Si6O15·7H2O, a new type of sheet silicate, American Mineralogist, 65, 1270-1276   [view file]