Marsturite R141122

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Name: Marsturite
RRUFF ID: R141122
Ideal Chemistry: NaCaMn2+3Si5O14(OH)
Locality: Joaquina 1a mine, Bellmunt del Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Source: Joan Abella i Creus
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Massive aggregate of elongated or bladed grey to grey-brownish crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Rhodonite (16) ]
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RRUFF ID: R141122.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.91Ca0.09)(Ca0.97Mn2+0.03)(Mn2+2.98Mg0.03Fe2+0.01)Σ=3.02(Si4.95V3+0.02)Σ=4.97O14(OH)
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R141122
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R141122.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.644(1)Å    b: 11.789(2)Å    c: 6.684(1)Å
alpha: 92.39(1)°    beta: 94.08(1)°    gamma: 105.64(1)°   Volume: 577.4(1)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Marsturite

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]

Peacor D R, Dunn P J, Sturman B D (1978) Marsturite, Mn3CaNaHSi5O15, a new mineral of the nambulite group from Franklin, New Jersey, American Mineralogist, 63, 1187-1189   [view file]

Ayupova N R (2003) Marsturite from Uzelginsky massive sulfide ore field (the South Urals), Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 132, issue 4 58-61   [view file]

Nagashima M, Armbruster T, Kolitsch U, Pettke T (2014) The relation between Li ↔ Na substitution and hydrogen bonding in five-periodic single-chain silicates nambulite and marsturite: A single-crystal X-ray study, American Mineralogist, 99, 1462-1470