Sepiolite R070311

Name: Sepiolite
RRUFF ID: R070311
Ideal Chemistry: Mg4Si6O15(OH)2·6H2O
Locality: Miller Quartz, near Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
Source: James Shigley [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Tan colored compact fibrous
Status: The identification of this mineral has been made only by X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Groups: [ Sepiolite (1) ] [ Clay (86) ]
RRUFF ID: R070311.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070311
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 785nm @ 100% of 500mW
RRUFF ID: R070311.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 13.381(2)Å    b: 27.033(7)Å    c: 5.012(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1813.0(9)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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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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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Sepiolite

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]

Glocker E F (1847) Ordo XIII. Argillitae. II. Argillitae pingues. 15. Sepiolithus., in Generum et Specierum Mineralium, Secundum Ordines Naturales Digestorum Synopsis Apud Eduardum Anton 185-195   [view file]

Brauner K, Preisinger A (1956) Struktur und entstehung des sepioliths, Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 6, 120-140

Preisinger A (1959) X-ray study of the structure of sepiolite, Clays and Clay Minerals, 6, 61-67

Laufer E E, Mossman D J (1982) The identification of sepiolite in the Prairie Evaporite Formation of Saskatchewan, The Canadian Mineralogist, 20, 151-154   [view file]

Kadir S, Bas H, Karakas Z (2002) Origin of sepiolite and loughlinite in a neogene volcano-sedimentary lacustrine environment, Mihaliccik-Eskisehir, Turkey, The Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 1091-1102   [view file]

Post J E, Bish D L, Heaney P J (2007) Synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction study of the structure and dehydration behavior of sepiolite, American Mineralogist, 92, 91-97   [view file]

Giustetto R, Levy D, Wahyudi O, Ricchiardi G, Vitillo J G (2011) Crystal structure refinement of a sepiolite/indigo Maya Blue pigment using molecular modelling and synchrotron diffraction, European Journal of Mineralogy, 23, 449-466

Sánchez M, García-Romero E, Suárez M, Silva I, Fuentes-Montero L, Martínez-Criado G (2011) Variability in sepiolite: Diffraction studies, American Mineralogist, 96, 1443-1454   [view file]

Giustetto R, Macaluso L, Berlier G, Ganjkhanlou Y, Barale L (2019) Characterisation and possible hazard of an atypical asbestiform sepiolite associated with aliphatic hydrocarbons from Sassello, Ligurian Apennines, Italy, Mineralogical Magazine, 83, 209-222