Strontianite R040037

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Name: Strontianite
RRUFF ID: R040037
Ideal Chemistry: Sr(CO3)
Locality: Alston Moor, Cumbria, England
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 7934 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Group of tan colored crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Aragonite (18) ]
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RRUFF ID: R040037.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Sr0.91Ca0.09)Σ=1CO3; CO2 estimated by difference
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: L00367
Orientation: Laser parallel to  -a*  (-1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  -b   [0 -1 0].

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RRUFF ID: R040037
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040037.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R040037.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.0928(2)Å    b: 8.3654(4)Å    c: 6.0020(3)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 255.71(2)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 Strontianite

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]

Bras-de-Fer L (1778) (84) Terre (Élément), in Explication Morale du Jeu de Cartes; Anecdote Curieuse et Interessante Bruxelles 99-100   [view file]

Sulzer R (1791) Ueber den Strontianit, ein Schottisches Fossil, das ebenfalls eine neue Grunderde zu enthalten scheint, Bergmannisches Journal, 1, 433-435   [view file]

Klaproth M H (1797) Noch einige Erfahrungen über Witherit und Strontianit, Beiträge zur Chemischen Kenntniss der Mineralkörper, 2, 84-91   [view file]

Stromeyer F (1816) Analyse des sels de strontiane et de quelques mineraux, Annales de Chimie et de Physique, 3, 395-403   [view file]

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Pannhorst W, Löhn J (1970) Zur kristallstruktur von strontianit, SrCO3, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 131, 455-459   [view file]

De Villiers J P R (1971) Crystal structures of aragonite, strontianite, and witherite, American Mineralogist, 56, 758-772   [view file]

Blount C (1974) Synthesis of barite, celestite, anglesite, witherite, and strontianite from aqueous solutions, American Mineralogist, 59, 1209-1219   [view file]

Alía J M, Díaz de Mera Y D, Edwards H G M, Martín P G, Andrés S L (1997) FT-Raman and infrared spectroscopic study of aragonite-strontianite (CaxSr1-xCO3) solid solution, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 53, 2347-2362   [link]

Zaitsev A N, Wall F, Le Bas M J (1998) REE-Sr-Ba minerals from the Khibina carbonatites, Kola Peninsula, Russia: their mineralogy, paragenesis and evolution, Mineralogical Magazine, 62(2), 225-250   [view file]

Antao S M, Hassan I (2009) The orthorhombic structure of CaCO3, SrCO3, PbCO3 and BaCO3: Linear structural trends, The Canadian Mineralogist, 47, 1245-1255   [view file]

Buzgar N, Apopei A I (2009) The Raman study of certain carbonates, Analele Stiintifice Ale Universitatii, Al. I. Cuza Iasi Geologie, 55, 97-112   [view file]

Ye Y, Smyth J R, Boni P (2012) Crystal structure and thermal expansion of aragonite-group carbonates by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, American Mineralogist, 97, 707-712   [view file]

Giebel R J, Gauert C D K, Marks M A W, Costin G, Markl G (2017) Multi-stage formation of REE minerals in the Palabora Carbonatite Complex, South Africa, American Mineralogist, 102, 1218-1233

Biedermann N, Bykova E, Morgenroth W, Efthimiopoulos I, Mueller J, Spiekermann G, Glazyrin K, Pakhomova A, Appel K, Wilke M (2020) Equation of state and high-pressure phase behaviour of SrCO3, European Journal of Mineralogy, 32, 575-586