Flamite R150148

Name: Flamite
RRUFF ID: R150148
Ideal Chemistry: Ca8-x(Na,K)x(SiO4)4-x(PO4)x
Locality: The southern Hatrurim Basin, the Negev Desert, Israel
Source: S.V. Goryainov
Owner: S.V. Goryainov
Description: Type sample. Lamellar intergrowths with partially hydrated larnite, gehlenite, rankinite and Ti-rich andradite. Data from Sokol et al (2015)
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Not in a structural group (126) ]
RRUFF ID: R150148.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ca1.82Na0.09K0.06Mg0.01(Si0.82P0.18)O4
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Jobin-Yvon LabRam HR800 spectrometer 514.5nm @ 100% of 200mW
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RRUFF ID: R150148
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 43.3726(18)Å    b: 43.3726(18)Å    c: 6.8270(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 11122.2(9)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal

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REFERENCES for Flamite

Williams P A, Hatert F, Pasero M, Mills S J (2014) IMA Commission on new minerals, nomenclature and classification (CNMNC) Newsletter 20. New minerals and nomenclature modifications approved in 2014, Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 549-558   [view file]

Gfeller F, Widmer R, Krüger B, Galuskin E V, Galuskina I O, Armbruster T (2015) The crystal structure of flamite and its relation to Ca2SiO4 polymorphs and nagelschmidtite, European Journal of Mineralogy, 27, 755-769

Sokol E V, Seryotkin Y V, Kokh S N, Vapnik Ye, Nigmatulina E N, Goryainov S V, Belogub E V, Sharygin V V (2015) Flamite, (Ca,Na,K)2(Si,P)O4, a new mineral from ultrahigh-temperature combustion metamorphic rocks, Hatrurim Basin, Negev Desert, Israel, Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 583-596   [view file]

Belakovskiy D I, Cámara F, Gagne O C, Uvarova Y (2016) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 101, 1709-1716   [view file]