Phenakite R040046

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Name: Phenakite
RRUFF ID: R040046
Ideal Chemistry: Be2(SiO4)
Locality: San Miguel de Piracicaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 15677 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless crystal fragments
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Phenakite (8) ]
Quick search: [ All Phenakite samples (4) ]
RRUFF ID: R040046.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Be2.02Si0.99O4
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: L00327
Orientation: Laser parallel to  c*  (0 0 1).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  a   [1 0 0].

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RRUFF ID: R040046
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040046.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R040046.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.4710(2)Å    b: 12.4710(2)Å    c: 8.2510(2)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 120.°   Volume: 1111.33(3)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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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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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Phenakite

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]

Nordenskjöld N (1834) Beschreibung des Phenakits, eine neuen Minerals aus dem Ural, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, 21, 57-62   [view file]

Nordenskjöld N (1834) Beskrifning på phenakit, ett nytt mineral från Ural, Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar, 1833, 160-165   [view file]

Zachariasen W H (1971) Refined crystal structure of phenacite, Be2SiO4, Soviet Physics - Crystallography, 16, 1021-1025   [view file]

Hazen R M, Au A Y (1986) High-pressure crystal chemistry of phenakite (Be2SiO4) and bertrandite (Be4Si2O7(OH)2), Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 13, 69-78

Downs J W, Gibbs G V (1987) An exploratory examination of the electron density and electrostatic potential of phenakite, American Mineralogist, 72, 769-777   [view file]

Hofmeister A M, Hoering T C, Virgo D (1987) Vibrational spectroscopy of of beryllium aluminosilicates: heat capacity calculations from band assignments, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 14, 205-224

Tsirel'son V G, Sokolova Y V, Urusov V S (1987) An X-ray diffraction study of the electron-density distribution and electrostatic potential in phenakite Be2SiO4, Geochemistry International, 24, 101-110   [view file]

Martin-Izard A, Paniagua A, Moreiras D, Acevedo R D, Marcos-Pascual C (1995) Metasomatism at a granitic pegmatite - dunite contact in Galicia: the Franqueira occurrence of chrysoberyl (alexandrite), emerald, and phenakite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 33, 775-792   [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]