Sursassite R060336

Name: Sursassite
RRUFF ID: R060336
Ideal Chemistry: Mn2+2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3
Locality: Strategic Manganese mine, near Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada
Source: Michael Scott S100028 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Reddish-brown fibrous or platy crystals in parallel or radiating groups
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Groups: [ Sursassite (1) ] [ Ardennite (2) ]
RRUFF ID: R060336.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R060336
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060336.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.68(1)Å    b: 5.775(8)Å    c: 9.75(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 109.99(3)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 462.2(9)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Sursassite

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]

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Foshag W F (1927) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 12, 379-382   [view file]

Heinrich E W (1962) Sursassite from New Brunswick, The Canadian Mineralogist, 7, 291-300   [view file]

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Mellini M, Merlino S, Pasero M (1984) X-ray and HRTEM study of sursassite: crystal structure, stacking disorder, and sursassite-pumpellyite intergrowth, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 10, 99-105

Dunn P J, Chao G Y, Fleischer M, Ferraiolo J A, Langley R H, Pabst A, Zilczer J A (1985) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 70, 214-221   [view file]

Gottschalk M, Fockenberg T, Grevel K D, Wunder B, Wirth R, Schreyer W, Maresch W V (2000) Crystal structure of the high-pressure phase Mg4(MgAl)Al4[Si6O21/(OH)7]: an analogue of sursassite, European Journal of Mineralogy, 12, 935-945

Roth P (2007) Sursassite, in Minerals first discovered in Switzerland and minerals named after Swiss individuals Kristallografik Verlag Achberg Germany 144-145

Hatert F, Fransolet A M, Wouters J, Bernhardt H J (2008) The crystal structure of sursassite from the Lienne Valley, Stavelot Massif, Belgium, European Journal of Mineralogy, 20, 993-998

Nagashima M, Akasaka M, Minakawa T, Libowitzky E, Armbruster T (2009) Sursassite: hydrogen bonding, cation order, and pumpellyite intergrowth, American Mineralogist, 94, 1440-1449   [view file]

Nagashima M (2011) Pumpellyite-, sursassite-, and epidote-type structures: common principles-individual features, Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 106, 211-222

Orlandi P, Biagioni C, Pasero M, Mellini M (2013) Lavoisierite, Mn2+8[Al10(Mn3+Mg)][Si11P]O44(OH)12, a new mineral from Piedmont, Italy: the link between "ardennite" and sursassite, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 40, 239-249   [view file]

Bindi L, Welch M D, Bendeliani A A, Bobrov A V (2020) Si-rich Mg-sursassite Mg4Al5Si7O23(OH)5 with octahedrally coordinated Si: A new ultrahigh-pressure hydrous phase, American Mineralogist, 105, 1432-1435