Leucite R040107

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Name: Leucite
RRUFF ID: R040107
Ideal Chemistry: K(AlSi2O6)
Locality: Roccamonfina, Italy
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 4733 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Rounded colorless crystals embedded in an ash matrix
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Analcime (11) ]
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RRUFF ID: R040107.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (K0.95Na0.03)Al0.99Si2.01O6
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted on a pin, and polished.
Pin ID: L00276
Orientation: Laser parallel to  -a*  (-1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  c   [0 0 1].

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RRUFF ID: R040107
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040107.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R040107.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 13.0686(4)Å    b: 13.0686(4)Å    c: 13.7580(3)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 2349.7(1)Å3    Crystal System: tetragonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Leucite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Klaproth M H (1797) Chemische Untersuchung des Leucits, Beiträge zur Chemischen Kenntniss der Mineralkörper, 2, 39-61   [view file]

Bowen N L (1917) The sodium-potassium nephelites, American Journal of Science, 43, 115-132   [view file]

Peacor D R (1968) A high temperature single crystal diffractometer study of leucite, (K,Na)AlSi2O6, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 127, 213-224   [view file]

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Martin R F, Lagache M (1975) Cell edges and infrared spectra of synthetic leucites and pollucites in the system KAlSi2O6 — RbAlSi2O6 — CsAlSi2O6, The Canadian Mineralogist, 13, 275-281   [view file]

Mazzi F, Galli E, Gottardi G (1976) The crystal structure of tetragonal leucite, American Mineralogist, 61, 108-115   [view file]

Matson D W, Sharma S K, Philpotts J A (1986) Raman-spectra of some tectosilicates and of glasses along the orthoclase-anorthite and nepheline-anorthite joins, American Mineralogist, 71, 694-704   [view file]

Coombs D S, Alberti A, Armbruster T, Artioli G, Colella C, Galli E, Grice J D, Liebau F, Mandarino J A, Minato H, Nickel E H, Passaglia E, Peacor D R, Quartieri S, Rinaldi R, Ross M, Sheppard R A, Tillmanns E, Vezzalini G, (1997) Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals: report of the Subcommittee on Zeolites of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names, The Canadian Mineralogist, 35, 1571-1606   [view file]

Hogarth D D (1997) Mineralogy of leucite-bearing dykes from Napoleon Bay, Baffin Island: multistage proterozoic lamproites, The Canadian Mineralogist, 35, 53-78   [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]

Gatta G D, Rotiroti N, Ballaran T B, Pavese A (2008) Leucite at high pressure: Elastic behavior, phase stability, and petrological implications, American Mineralogist, 93, 1588-1596   [view file]

Aktas O, Carpenter M A, Salje E K H (2015) Elastic softening of leucite and the lack of polar domain boundaries, American Mineralogist, 100, 2159-2162

Krzhizhanovskaya M G, Bubnova R S, Derkacheva E S, Depmeier W, Filatov S K (2016) Thermally induced reversible phase transformations of boroleucite, KBSi2O6, European Journal of Mineralogy, 28, 15-21