Makatite R050594

Name: Makatite
RRUFF ID: R050594
Ideal Chemistry: Na2Si4O8(OH)2·4H2O
Locality: Aris phonolite, Windhoek District, Windhoek, Namibia
Source: Marcus Origlieri
Owner: RRUFF
Description: White fibrous mass
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
RRUFF ID: R050594.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 785nm @ 100% of 500 mW
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REFERENCES for Makatite

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]

Sheppard R A, Gude A J, Hay R L (1970) Makatite, a new hydrous sodium silicate mineral from Lake Magadi, Kenya, American Mineralogist, 55, 358-366   [view file]

Annehed H, Fälth L, Lincoln F J (1982) Crystal structure of synthetic makatite Na2Si4O8(OH)2·4H2O, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 159, 203-210   [view file]

Dunn P J, Cabri L J, Clark A M, Fleischer M (1983) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 68, 849-852   [view file]

Beneke K, Thiesen P, Lagaly G (1990) Synthesis and properties of the sodium lithium silicate silinaite, Inorganic Chemistry, 34, 900-907   [view file]

Zubkova N V, Pekov I V, Pushcharovsky D Y (2014) A review of crystal chemistry of natural silicates of alkaline elements in the light of new structural data, Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 253-265   [view file]