Thomsonite-Ca R050091

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Name: Thomsonite-Ca
RRUFF ID: R050091
Ideal Chemistry: NaCa2(Al5Si5)O20·6H2O
Locality: Amudikha River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
Source: Rock Currier
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Radial groups of colorless bladed crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Thomsonite (2) ]
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RRUFF ID: R050091.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.940.06)Σ=1(Ca1.71Na0.29)Σ=2(Si5.35Al4.65)O20·7.09H2O
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: L00456
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: R050091
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050091.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050091.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 13.0876(3)Å    b: 13.0621(7)Å    c: 13.2085(4)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 2258.0(1)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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REFERENCES for Thomsonite-Ca

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]

Brooke H J (1820) On mesotype, needlestone, and thomsonite, Annals of Philosophy, 16, 193-194   [view file]

Fleischer M (1965) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 50, 2096-2111   [view file]

Wise W, Tschernich R W (1978) Habits, crystal forms and composition of thomsonite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 16, 487-493   [view file]

Vezzalini G, Quartieri S, Rossi A, Alberti A (1994) Occurrence of zeolites from Northern Victoria Land (Antarctica), Terra Antartica, 1, 96-99

Coombs D S, Alberti A, Armbruster T, Artioli G, Colella C, Galli E, Grice J D, Liebau F, Mandarino J A, Minato H, Nickel E H, Passaglia E, Peacor D R, Quartieri S, Rinaldi R, Ross M, Sheppard R A, Tillmanns E, Vezzalini G, (1997) Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals: report of the Subcommittee on Zeolites of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names, The Canadian Mineralogist, 35, 1571-1606   [view file]

Gurbanova O A, Rastsvetaeva R K, Pekov I V, Turchkova A G (2001) Crystal structure of strontium-rich thomsonite (in Russian), Doklady Akademii Nauk, 376, 387-390

Gatta G D, Kahlenberg V, Kaindl R, Rotiroti N, Cappelletti P, de' Gennaro M (2010) Crystal structure and low-temperature behavior of "disordered" thomsonite, American Mineralogist, 95, 495-502   [view file]