Ulexite R050062

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Name: Ulexite
RRUFF ID: R050062
Ideal Chemistry: NaCaB5O6(OH)6·5H2O
Locality: California, USA
Source: Rock Currier
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Compact parallel fibrous group
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050062.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.60Ca0.20   20)Σ=1Ca1.00B5.00O6(OH)6·5H2O ; B not measured but assumed by stoichiometry and charge balance.
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R050062
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050062.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050062.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.805(1)Å    b: 12.855(1)Å    c: 6.6648(7)Å
alpha: 90.28(1)°    beta: 109.09(1)°    gamma: 105.027(9)°   Volume: 685.2(1)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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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 Ulexite

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]

Dana J D (1850) Ulexite, in A System of Mineralogy, Third Edition George P Putnam New York and London 695-695   [view file]

Clark J R, Christ C L (1959) Studies of borate minerals (V): Reinvestigation of the x-ray crystallography of ulexite and probertite, American Mineralogist, 44, 712-719   [view file]

Papezik V S, Fong C C K (1975) Howlite and ulexite from the carboniferous gypsum and anhydrite beds in western Newfoundland, The Canadian Mineralogist, 13, 370-376   [view file]

Papezik V S, Fong C C K (1976) Howlite and ulexite from carboniferous gypsum and anhydrite beds in western Newfoundland — addendum, The Canadian Mineralogist, 14, 393-393   [view file]

Ghose S, Wan C, Clark J R (1978) Ulexite, NaCaB5O6(OH)6·5H2O: structure refinement, polyanion configuration, hydrogen bonding, and fiber optics, American Mineralogist, 63, 160-171   [view file]

Li J, Xia S, Gao S (1995) FT-IR and Raman spectroscopic study of hydrated borates, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 51, 519-532