Witherite R040040

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Name: Witherite
RRUFF ID: R040040
Ideal Chemistry: Ba(CO3)
Locality: Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 8505 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Tan colored prismatic group of columnar crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Aragonite (18) ]
Quick search: [ All Witherite samples (3) ]
RRUFF ID: R040040.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Ba0.98Sr0.02)Σ=1CO3; CO2 estimated by difference
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: L00241
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: R040040
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040040.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R040040.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.3072(2)Å    b: 8.8928(3)Å    c: 6.4245(6)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 303.22(2)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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REFERENCES for Witherite

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]

Withering W, Kirwan R (1784) Experiments and observations on the terra ponderosa, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 74, 293-311   [view file]

Hoffmann C A S (1789) Mineralsystem des Herrn Inspektor Werners mit dessen Erlaubnis herausgegeben von C A S Hoffmann, Bergmannisches Journal, 1, 369-398   [view file]

Klaproth M H (1797) Noch einige Erfahrungen über Witherit und Strontianit, Beiträge zur Chemischen Kenntniss der Mineralkörper, 2, 84-91   [view file]

Zachariasen W H (1928) Untersuchungen über die Kristallstruktur von Sesquioxyden und Verbindungen ABO3, Skrifter Utgitt av Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi i Oslo, 1, 1-165   [view file]

De Villiers J P R (1971) Crystal structures of aragonite, strontianite, and witherite, American Mineralogist, 56, 758-772   [view file]

Blount C (1974) Synthesis of barite, celestite, anglesite, witherite, and strontianite from aqueous solutions, American Mineralogist, 59, 1209-1219   [view file]

Chamberlain S C, Dossert W P, Siegel D I (1986) A new paragenesis and new localities for witherite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 24, 79-90   [view file]

Cloots R (1991) Raman spectrum of carbonates MIICO3 in the 1100-1000 cm-1 region: observation of the v1 mode of the isotopic (C16O218O)2- ion, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 47, 1745-1750

Antao S M, Hassan I (2007) BaCO3: high-temperature crystal structures and the Pmcn —› R3m phase transition at 811°C, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 34, 573-580

Antao S M, Hassan I (2009) The orthorhombic structure of CaCO3, SrCO3, PbCO3 and BaCO3: Linear structural trends, The Canadian Mineralogist, 47, 1245-1255   [view file]

Buzgar N, Apopei A I (2009) The Raman study of certain carbonates, Analele Stiintifice Ale Universitatii, Al. I. Cuza Iasi Geologie, 55, 97-112   [view file]

Ye Y, Smyth J R, Boni P (2012) Crystal structure and thermal expansion of aragonite-group carbonates by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, American Mineralogist, 97, 707-712   [view file]

Nie S, Liu Y, Liu Q, Wang M, Wang H (2017) Phase transitions and thermal expansion of BaCO3 and SrCO3 up to 1413 K, European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 433-443

Lindner M, Jordan G (2018) On the growth of witherite and its relacement by the Mg-bearing double carbonate norsethite: Implications for the dolomite problem, American Mineralogist, 103, 252-259

Li K, Liu X, Guo R, Wu C, Peng B, Li Z, Duan X, Zhou Y, Pei C (2020) Non-isodiametric growth and confinement effect in the mineralisation of witherite, Mineralogical Magazine, 84, 524-532