Kalsilite R060801

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Name: Kalsilite
RRUFF ID: R060801
Ideal Chemistry: KAlSiO4
Locality: Marino, Latium, Italy
Source: Smithsonian Institute 136447
Owner: RRUFF
Description: White anhedral blebs
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
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RRUFF ID: R060801.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (K0.90Na0.090.01)Σ=1Al0.99Si1.01O4
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060801
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060801.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.1520(1)Å    b: 5.1520(1)Å    c: 8.6621(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 199.12(1)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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REFERENCES for Kalsilite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Gatta G D, Angel R J, Zhao J, Alvaro M, Rotiroti N, Carpenter M A (2011) Phase stability, elastic behavior, and pressure-induced structural evolution of kalsilite: A ceramic material and high-T/high-P mineral, American Mineralogist, 96, 1363-1372   [view file]

Novembre D, Gimeno D, D'Alessandro N, Tonucci L (2018) Hydrothermal synthesis and characterization of kalsilite by using a kaolinitic rock from Sardinia, Italy, and its application in the production of biodiesel, Mineralogical Magazine, 82, 961-973