Aegirine R040054

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Name: Aegirine
RRUFF ID: R040054
Ideal Chemistry: NaFe3+Si2O6
Locality: Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville County, Quebec, Canada
Source: Bob Downs
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Black cleavage fragments
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ pyroxene (81) ]
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RRUFF ID: R040054.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.96Ca0.04)(Fe0.86Ti0.07Mn0.06Mg0.02)(Si0.97Al0.03)2O6
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: M00470
Orientation: Laser parallel to  -c   [0 0 -1].     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  -b*  (0 -1 0).

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RRUFF ID: R040054
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040054.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R040054.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.657(1)Å    b: 8.8002(8)Å    c: 5.302(3)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 107.29(2)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 430.2(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 Aegirine

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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