Wardite R050643

Name: Wardite
RRUFF ID: R050643
Ideal Chemistry: NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4·2H2O
Locality: Big Fish River, Yukon Territory, Canada
Source: Rock Currier
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Tan bipyramidal pseudo-octahedral crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Wardite (2) ]
RRUFF ID: R050643.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.930.05Ca0.02)Σ=1(Al2.97Fe3+0.03)Σ=3(P1.00O4)2((OH)3.88F0.12)Σ=4·2H2O
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050643
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050643.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.0582(2)Å    b: 7.0582(2)Å    c: 19.0678(6)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 949.94(6)Å3    Crystal System: tetragonal
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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 Wardite

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]

Davison J M (1896) Wardite: a new hydrous basic phosphate of alumina, American Journal of Science, 152, 154-155   [view file]

Larsen E S, Shannon E V (1930) The minerals of the phosphate nodules from near Fairfield, Utah, American Mineralogist, 15, 307-337   [view file]

Lindberg M L (1957) Relationship of the minerals avelinoite, cyrilovite, and wardite, American Mineralogist, 42, 204-213   [view file]

Fanfani L, Nunzi A, Zanazzi P F (1970) The crystal structure of wardite, Mineralogical Magazine, 37, 598-605   [view file]

Frost R L, Erickson K L (2005) Near-infrared spectroscopic study of selected hydrated hydroxylated phosphates, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 61, 45-50   [link]

Gatta G D, Guastoni A, Fabelo O, Fernandez-Diaz M T (2019) A single-crystal neutron diffraction study of wardite, NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4·2H2O, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 46, 427-435   [view file]