Nepheline R040025

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Name: Nepheline
RRUFF ID: R040025
Ideal Chemistry: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Locality: Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 6304 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: White massive mixture of 88% nepheline, 12% cancrinite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Groups: [ Tridymite (7) ] [ Nepheline (6) ]
Quick search: [ All Nepheline samples (3) ]
RRUFF ID: R040025.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.77K0.23)Σ=1Al1.00Si1.00O4
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: L00106
Orientation: Laser parallel to  c*  (0 0 1).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  b   [0 1 0].

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RRUFF ID: R040025
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040025.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R040025.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.0011(2)Å    b: 10.0011(2)Å    c: 8.3855(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 726.37(3)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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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 Nepheline

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Antao S M, Hassan I (2010) Nepheline: structure of three samples from the Bancroft area, Ontario, obtained using synchrotron high-resolution powder x-ray diffraction, The Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 69-80   [view file]

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