Smithsonite R040051

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Name: Smithsonite
RRUFF ID: R040051
Ideal Chemistry: Zn(CO3)
Locality: Berg Aukas mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 12032 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Yellowish brown botryoidal groups
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Calcite (36) ]
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RRUFF ID: R040051.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment. Zoned with light and dark bands and patches.
Measured Chemistry: (Zn0.94Ca0.02Mg0.02)C1.01O3
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: M00001
Orientation: Laser parallel to  -a*  (-1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  c   [0 0 1].

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RRUFF ID: R040051
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040051.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R040051.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.6560(2)Å    b: 4.6560(2)Å    c: 15.054(1)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 120.°   Volume: 282.64(2)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 Smithsonite

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]

Beudant F S (1832) Smithsonite, zinc carbonaté, in Traité Élémentaire de Minéralogie, 2nd Edition Paris 354-357   [view file]

Rutt H N, Nicola J H (1974) Raman spectra of carbonates of calcite structure, Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 7, 4522-4528

Effenberger H, Mereiter K, Zemann J (1981) Crystal structure refinements of magnesite, calcite, rhodochrosite, siderite, smithonite, and dolomite, with discussion of some aspects of the stereochemistry of calcite type carbonates, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 156, 233-243   [view file]

Robie R A, Haselton H T, Hemingway B S (1989) Heat capacites and entropies at 298.15 K of MgTiO3 (geikielite), ZnO (zincite), and ZnCO3 (smithsonite), Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 21, 743-749

Frost R L, Hales M C, Wain D L (2008) Raman spectroscopy of smithsonite, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 39, 108-114

Liu X, Lu X, Liu X, Zhou H (2015) Atomistic simulation on mixing thermodynamics of calcite-smithsonite solid solutions, American Mineralogist, 100, 172-180

Wang M, Shi G, Qin J, Bai Q (2018) Thermal behaviour of calcite-structure carbonates: a powder X-ray diffraction study between 83 and 618 K, European Journal of Mineralogy, 30, 939-949