Monazite-(Ce) R040106

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Name: Monazite-(Ce)
RRUFF ID: R040106
Ideal Chemistry: Ce(PO4)
Locality: Angola
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 5580 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Brown massive fragment
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Monazite (11) ]
Quick search: [ All Monazite-(Ce) samples (5) ]
RRUFF ID: R040106.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Ce0.41La0.17Nd0.17Th0.14Ca0.06Y0.04)(P0.95Si0.05)O4
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: M00462
Orientation: Laser parallel to  -a*  (-1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  b   [0 1 0].

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RRUFF ID: R040106
Sample Description: Unoriented sample; 785 spectrum overwhelmed by fluorescence
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040106.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R040106.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.757(2)Å    b: 6.9840(9)Å    c: 6.481(1)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 103.75(2)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 297.1(1)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Monazite-(Ce)

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