Qilianshanite R100019

Name: Qilianshanite
RRUFF ID: R100019
Ideal Chemistry: NaH4(CO3)(BO3)·2H2O
Locality: Lewis Cliff Ice Tongue, Antarctica
Source: Dave Bish
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless to white granular massive with excellent bladed cleavage on individual crystalline grains
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: R100019
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R100019.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 16.147(1)Å    b: 6.9423(8)Å    c: 6.7483(6)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 100.574(4)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 743.6(2)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 Qilianshanite

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]

Luo S, Lu J, Wang L, Zhu J (1993) Qilianshanite - A new boric carbonate mineral, Acta Mineralogica Sinica, 13, 97-101   [view file]

Jambor J L, Puziewicz J, Roberts A C (1994) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 79, 763-767   [view file]

Wang L, Zhou K, Shi J (1994) Crystal structure of qilianshanite, Geological Review, 40, 347-353

Hulsobosch N, Thomas R, Boiron M-C, Dewaele S, Muchez P (2017) Direct observation of boro-aluminosilicate melt compositions: Insights from Raman spectroscopy of melt inclusions in pegmatitic tourmaline of the Gatumba-Gitarama area (Rwanda), The Canadian Mineralogist, 55, 377-397