Borcarite R110094

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Name: Borcarite
RRUFF ID: R110094
Ideal Chemistry: Ca4MgB4O6(CO3)2(OH)6
Locality: Inner Mongolia, China
Source: Rob Lavinsky [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Light bluish-green tabular crystals associated with white cahnite (R110095)
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R110094
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R110094.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 17.847(2)Å    b: 8.373(1)Å    c: 4.4617(6)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 102.223(7)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 651.6(2)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Borcarite

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]

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

Pertzev N N, Ostravskaya I V, Nikitina I B (1965) The new mineral borcarite, Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 94, 180-186   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1968) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 36, 1143-1145   [view file]

Yamnova N A, Simonov M A, Kazanskaya E V, Belov N V (1975) Refinement of the crystal structure of the Ca, Mg-carbonatoborate borcarite Ca4Mg/B4O6(OH)6/(CO3)2, Soviet Physics - Doklady, 20, 799-801   [view file]

Burns P C, Hawthorne F C (1995) Hydrogen bonding in borcarite, an unusual borate-carbonate mineral, Mineralogical Magazine, 59, 297-304   [view file]