Elpidite R060064

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Name: Elpidite
RRUFF ID: R060064
Ideal Chemistry: Na2ZrSi6O15·3H2O
Locality: Narsarsuk, Greenland
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 2921 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Tan colored elongated prismatic crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Elpidite (3) ]
Quick search: [ All Elpidite samples (3) ]
RRUFF ID: R060064.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060064
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R060064.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R060064.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.1224(2)Å    b: 14.6916(7)Å    c: 14.6138(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1529.17(8)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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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 Elpidite

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]

Lindström G (1894) Elpidit, ett nytt mineral från Igaliko, Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 16, 330-335   [view file]

Neronova N N, Belov N V (1964) Crystal structure of elpidite, Na2Zr[Si6O15]·3H2O, Soviet Physics - Crystallography, 9, 700-705   [view file]

Cannillo E, Rossi G, Ungaretti L (1973) The crystal structure of elpidite, American Mineralogist, 58, 106-109   [view file]

Currie K L, Zaleski E (1985) The relative stability of elpidite and vlasovite: a P-T indicator for peralkaline rocks, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 577-582   [view file]

Merlino S, Bonaccorsi E (2008) Double wollastonite chains: topological/conformational varieties, polytypic forms, isotypic compounds, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 223, 85-97

Grigor'eva A A, Zubkova N V, Pekov I V, Kolitsch U, Pushcharovsky D Yu, Vigasina M F, Giester G, Dordević T, Tillmanns E, Chukanov N V (2011) Crystal chemistry of elpidite from Kahn Bogdo (Mongolia) and its K- and Rb-exchanged forms, Crystallography Reports, 56, 832-841

Grice J D, Rowe R, Poirier G (2015) Hydroterskite: A new mineral species from the Saint-Amable Sill, Quebec, and a comparison with terskite and elpidite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 53, 821-832   [view file]

Zubkova N V, Nikolova R P, Chukanov N V, Kostov-Kytin V V, Pekov I V, Varlamov D A, Larikova T S, Kazheva O N, Chervonnaya N A, Shilov G V, Pushcharovsky D Y (2019) Crystal chemistry and properties of elpidite and its Ag-exchanged forms, Minerals, 9, 420

Zubkova N V, Pekov I V, Chukanov N V, Yapaskurt V O, Turchkova A G, Larikova T S, Pushcharovsky D Y (2021) A highly hydrated variety of elpidite from the Khibiny alkaline complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia, Mineralogical Magazine, 85, 627-633