Clinoptilolite-Na R061099

Name: Clinoptilolite-Na
RRUFF ID: R061099
Ideal Chemistry: Na6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Locality: Richardson Ranch, Madras, Jefferson County, Oregon, USA
Source: Michael Scott S102073 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Red-brown to salmon, somewhat coffin shaped tabular crystals in a fragmented geode
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Heulandite (13) ]
RRUFF ID: R061099.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na2.70Ca1.46K0.89Fe0.08Mg0.02)Σ=5.15(Si29.29Al6.71)O72·18.51H2O
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented and mounted on a pin
Pin ID: M01022
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: R061099
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R061099.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 17.663(4)Å    b: 17.935(3)Å    c: 7.4103(8)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 116.431(8)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 2102.1(4)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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REFERENCES for Clinoptilolite-Na

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Alberti A (1972) On the crystal structure of the zeolite heulandite, Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 18, 129-146

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Koyama K, Takeuchi Y (1977) Clinoptilolite: The distribution of potassium atoms and its role in thermal stability, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 145, 216-239   [view file]

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Jambor J L, Grew E S, Roberts A C (1998) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 83, 1347-1352   [view file]

Snellings R A, Gualtieri A F, Elsen J (2009) The Rietveld structure refinement of an exceptionally pure sample of clinoptilolite from Equador and its Na-, K-, and Ca- exchanged forms, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie Supplement, 30, 395-400