Beryllonite R070249

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Name: Beryllonite
RRUFF ID: R070249
Ideal Chemistry: NaBe(PO4)
Locality: Melrose Farm Beryllonite prospects (McAllister prospects), Stoneham, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Source: Michael Scott S101679 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Two colorless single crystal fragments
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Beryllonite (6) ]
Quick search: [ All Beryllonite samples (4) ]
RRUFF ID: R070249.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Na1.00Be1.00P1.00O4; Be estimated by difference
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070249
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R070249.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR DuraScope ATR- diamond
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RRUFF ID: R070249.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.1355(2)Å    b: 7.8010(2)Å    c: 14.2018(7)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90.028(7)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 901.32(5)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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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 Beryllonite

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 E S (1888) Preliminary notice of beryllonite, a new mineral, American Journal of Science, 136, 290-291   [view file]

Golovastikov N I (1961) The crystal structure of beryllonite (NaBePO4), Soviet Physics - Crystallography, 6, 733-739   [view file]

Giuseppetti G, Tadini C (1973) Refinement of the crystal structure of beryllonite, NaBePO4, Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 20, 1-12

Plakhov G F, Egorov-Tismenko Y K, Simonov M A, Belov N V (1975) Crystal structure of the Zn(Fe) analog of beryllonite Na(Zn0.8Fe0.2)[PO4], Soviet Physics - Doklady, 19, 810-811

Henderson C M B, Taylor D (1984) Thermal expansion behaviour of beryllonite [Na(BePO4)] and trimerite [CaMn(BeSiO4)3], Mineralogical Magazine, 48, 431-436   [view file]

Černá I, Černý P, Selway J B, Chapman R (2002) Paragenesis and origin of secondary beryllophosphates: beryllonite and hydroxylherderite from the BEP granitic pegmatite, southeastern Manitoba, Canada, The Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 1339-1345   [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]

Tait K T, Yang H, Downs R T, Li C, Pinch W W (2010) The crystal structure of esperite, with a revised chemical formula, PbCa2(ZnSiO4)3, isostructural with beryllonite, American Mineralogist, 95, 699-705   [view file]