Swedenborgite R060486

Name: Swedenborgite
RRUFF ID: R060486
Ideal Chemistry: NaBe4Sb5+O7
Locality: Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
Source: Michael Scott S100031 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless glassy fragment in center of the photo
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
RRUFF ID: R060486.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.94Ca0.03   0.03)Σ=1Be4.00Sb5+1.00O7; trace amounts of As; Be estimated by difference
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060486
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060486.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.4273(9)Å    b: 5.4273(9)Å    c: 8.850(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 225.76(4)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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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 Swedenborgite

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]

Aminoff G (1924) Über ein neues Mineral von Längban, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 60, 262-274   [view file]

Foshag W F (1925) New minerals: new species, American Mineralogist, 10, 39-41   [view file]

Foshag W F (1934) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 19, 287-288   [view file]

Pauling L, Klug H P, Winchell A N (1935) The crystal structure of swedenborgite, NaBe4SbO7, American Mineralogist, 20, 492-501   [view file]

Welin E (1968) Notes on the mineralogy of Sweden 6. X-ray powder data for minerals from Långban and the related mineral deposits of Central Sweden, Arkiv för Mineralogi och Geologi, 4, 499-541

Povarennykh A S, Keller P, Kristiansen R (1982) Infrared absorption spectra of swedenborgite and queitite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 20, 601-603   [view file]

Huminicki D M C, Hawthorne F C (2001) Refinement of the crystal structure of swedenborgite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 39, 153-158   [view file]

Shannon R D, Shannon R C, Medenbach O, Fischer R X (2002) Refractive index and dispersion of fluorides and oxides, Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 31, 931-970   [view file]

Gaft M, Yeates H, Nagli L (2013) Laser-induced time-resolved luminescence of natural margarosanite Pb(Ca,Mn)2Si3O9. swedenborgite NaBe4SbO7 and walstromite BaCa2Si3O9, European Journal of Mineralogy, 25, 71-77