Sklodowskite R050445

Name: Sklodowskite
RRUFF ID: R050445
Ideal Chemistry: Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2·6H2O
Locality: Mina las Animas, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
Source: Peter Megaw
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Mass of transparent yellow flat fibers
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
RRUFF ID: R050445.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050445
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050445.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050445.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 17.368(5)Å    b: 7.045(1)Å    c: 6.604(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 105.92(1)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 777.1(4)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 Sklodowskite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Ryan R R, Rosenzweig A (1977) Sklodowskite, MgO·2UO3·2SiO2·7H2O, Crystal Structure Communications, 6, 611-615

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Vochten R, Blaton N, Peeters O, Van Springel K, Van Haverbeke L (1997) A new method of synthesis of boltwoodite and of formation of sodium boltwoodite, uranophane, sklodowskite and kasolite from boltwoodite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 35, 735-741   [view file]

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