Sapphirine R100135

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Name: Sapphirine
RRUFF ID: R100135
Ideal Chemistry: Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Locality: Sri Lanka
Source: William W. Pinch [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark blue glassy fragment
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Sapphirine (11) ]
Quick search: [ All Sapphirine samples (4) ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R100135
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 50% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R100135.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 11.285(1)Å    b: 14.445(2)Å    c: 9.956(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 125.440(8)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1322.4(2)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Sapphirine

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]

Stromeyer F (1819) 2. Saphirin von Fiskenaes oder Kikertarsoeitsiak, Göttingische Gelehrte Anzeigen, 3, 1994-1995   [view file]

Allard G O, Fujimori S (1966) Abstract of paper presented at the eleventh annual meeting: A new occurrence of sapphirine in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, The Canadian Mineralogist, 8, 660-660   [view file]

Moore P B (1969) The crystal structure of sapphirine, American Mineralogist, 54, 31-49   [view file]

Fleischer M (1974) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 59, 632-633   [view file]

Higgins J B, Ribbe P H, Herd R K (1979) Sapphirine I. Crystal chemical contributions, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 68, 349-356

Higgins J B, Ribbe P H (1979) A neutron and x-ray diffraction study of (Mg-Al)VI and (Si-Al)IV ordering monoclinic sapphirine, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 68, 357-368

Merlino S (1980) Crystal structure of sapphirine-1Tc, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 151, 91-100   [view file]

Taylor F C (1980) Two sapphirine localities in New Quebec, The Canadian Mineralogist, 18, 373-374   [view file]

Moore P B, Araki T (1983) Surinamite, ca. Mg3Al4Si3BeO16: its crystal structure and relation to sapphirine, ca. Mg2.8Al7.2Si1.2O16, American Mineralogist, 68, 804-810   [view file]

Williams H R (1984) Field relations and chemistry of sapphirine-bearing rocks from the Bjørnesund area, Fiskenæsset, western Greenland, The Canadian Mineralogist, 22, 417-421   [view file]

Jambor J L, Grew E S (1990) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 75, 931-937   [view file]

Grew E S, Yates M G, Romanenko I M, Christy A G, Swihart G H (1992) Calcian, borian sapphirine from the serendibite deposit at Johnsburg, N.Y., USA, European Journal of Mineralogy, 4, 475-485

Nickel E H (1993) Standardization of polytype suffixes, Mineralogical Magazine, 57, 756-756   [view file]

Burt D M (1994) Vector representation of some mineral compositions in the aenigmatite group, with special reference to hogtuvaite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 32, 449-457   [view file]

Jensen B B (1996) Solid solution among members of the aenigmatite group, Mineralogical Magazine, 60, 982-986   [view file]

Kunzmann T (1999) The aenigmatite-rhönite mineral group, European Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 743-756   [view file]

Christy A G, Tabira Y, Hölscher A, Grew E S, Schreyer W (2002) Synthesis of beryllian sapphirine in the system MgO-BeO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O and comparison with naturally occurring beryllian sapphirine and khmaralite. Part 1: experiments, TEM, and XRD, American Mineralogist, 87, 1104-1112   [view file]

Cadéron S, Trzcienski W E, Bédard J H, Goulet N (2005) An occurrence of sapphirine in the Archean Superior Province, northern Quebec, The Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 463-478   [view file]

Grew E S, Hålenius U, Pasero M, Barbier J (2008) Recommended nomenclature for the sapphirine and surinamite group (sapphirine supergroup), Mineralogical Magazine, 72, 839-876   [view file]

Bemonte D, Ottonello G, Zuccolini M V (2014) Ab initio thermodynamic and thermophysical propreties of sapphirine end-members in the join Mg4Al8Si2O20-Mg3Al10SiO20, American Mineralogist, 99, 1449-1461