Taramite R061101

Name: Taramite
RRUFF ID: R061101
Ideal Chemistry: Na(NaCa)(Mg3Al2)(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2
Locality: Monte Beigua, 11 km north of Varazze, Savona, Liguria, Italy
Source: Michael Scott S101660 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark green radiating prismatic crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ amphibole (105) ]
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RRUFF ID: R061101.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.68K0.20   12)Σ=1(Ca1.03Na0.97)Σ=2(Fe2+2.21Mg0.79)Σ=3(Al0.87Fe3+0.13)Σ=1(Fe3+0.62Mg0.32Ti0.05Mn0.01)Σ=1(Si6.37Al1.63)O22(OH)2
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R061101
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R061101.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.851(2)Å    b: 17.990(5)Å    c: 5.330(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 104.72(1)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 913.6(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 Taramite

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]

Morozewicz J (1925) Über einige Eisenalkaliamphibole, Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 38, 210-222   [view file]

Foshag W F (1926) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 11, 216-220   [view file]

Hawthorne F C, Grundy H D (1978) The crystal chemistry of the amphiboles. VII. The crystal structure and site chemistry of potassian ferri-taramite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 16, 53-62   [view file]

Leake B E (1978) Nomenclature of amphiboles, American Mineralogist, 63, 1023-1052   [view file]

Leake B E, Woolley A R, Arps C E S, Birch W D, Gilbert M C, Grice J D, Hawthorne F C, Kato A, Kisch H J, Krivovichev V G, Linthout K, Laird J, Mandarino J A, Maresch W V, Nickel E H, Rock N M S, Schumacher J C, Smith D C, Stephenson N C N, Ungaretti L, Whittaker E J W, Youzhi G (1997) Nomenclature of amphiboles: report of the Subcommittee on Amphiboles of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names, The Canadian Mineralogist, 35, 219-246   [view file]

Oberti R, Boiocchi M, Smith D C, Medenbach O (2007) Aluminotaramite, alumino-magnesiotaramite, and fluoro-alumino-magnesiotaramite: mineral data and crystal chemistry, American Mineralogist, 92, 1428-1435   [view file]