Majorite R210005

Name: Majorite
RRUFF ID: R210005
Ideal Chemistry: Mg3(MgSi)(SiO4)3
Locality: Synthesized at at 20-25 GPa and 1600-1700 °C
Source: Jurgen Konzett TP-MA-6
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless grains, associated with bridgmanite (R210006).
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ garnet (96) ]
RRUFF ID: R210005.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Mg2.57Fe0.26Ca0.16Mn0.01)Σ3.00(Mg0.73Al0.72Si0.51)Σ1.96[(Si0.98P0.02)O4]3
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RRUFF ID: R210005
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 11.571(4)Å    b: 11.571(4)Å    c: 11.539(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1544.9(8)Å3    Crystal System: tetragonal

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REFERENCES for Majorite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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