Selenium R050656

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Name: Selenium
RRUFF ID: R050656
Ideal Chemistry: Se
Locality: Poison Creek, Valencia County, New Mexico, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 6735 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Gray metallic acicular crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Sulphur (4) ]
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RRUFF ID: R050656.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Se
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Sample

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RRUFF ID: R050656
Sample Description: Unoriented Sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 25% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R050656.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.367(4)Å    b: 4.367(4)Å    c: 4.968(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 82.04(8)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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REFERENCES for Selenium

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]

Palache C (1934) Contributions to crystallography: Claudetite; minasragrite; samsonite; native selenium; indium, American Mineralogist, 19, 194-205   [view file]

Avilov A S, Imamov R M (1969) The structure of selenium, Soviet Physics - Crystallography, 14, 259-260   [view file]

Auclair G, Fouquet Y, Bohn M (1987) Distribution of selenium in high-temperature hydrothermal sulfide deposits at 13° North, East Pacific Rise, The Canadian Mineralogist, 25, 577-587   [view file]

Hattori K H, Arai S, Clarke D B (2002) Selenium, tellurium, arsenic and antimony contents of primary mantle sulfides, The Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 637-650   [view file]

Degtyareva O (2010) Crystal structure of simple metals at high pressures, High Pressure Research, 30, 343-371