Thorite X050164

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Name: Thorite
RRUFF ID: X050164
Ideal Chemistry: Th(SiO4)
Locality: Italy
Source: Caltech
Owner: Caltech
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Mineral Group: [ Zircon (35) ]
Quick search: [ All Thorite samples (2) ]
Sample Description: de-polarized laser on unoriented sample
Instrument settings: none 514nm @ 100% of mW
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REFERENCES for Thorite

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]

Gahn J G, Berzelius J, Wallman C, Eggertz H P (1817) Examination of some minerals found in the neighbourhood of Fahlun, and of their situation, Annals of Philosophy, 9, 452-460   [view file]

Hutton C O (1950) Studies of heavy detrital minerals, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 61, 635-710   [view file]

Taylor M, Ewing R C (1978) The crystal structure of the ThSiO4 polymorphs : huttonite and thorite, Acta Crystallographica, B34, 1074-1075

Förster H J, Harlov D E, Milke R (2000) Composition and Th — U — total Pb ages of huttonite and thorite from Gillespie's Beach, South Island, New Zealand, The Canadian Mineralogist, 38, 675-684   [view file]

Teterin Y A, Utkin I O, Melnikov I V, Lebedev A M, Teterin A Y, Ivanov K E, Nikitin A S, Vukchevich L (2000) X-ray photoelectron study of thorium silicate ThSiO4·nH2O and uranium silicate USiO4·nH2O, Journal of Structural Chemistry, 41, 965-971

Shein I R, Shein K I, Ivanovskii A L (2006) Thorite versus huttonite: stability, electronic properties and X-ray emission spectra from first-principle calculations, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 33, 545-552

Deditius A P, Pointeau V, Zhang J M, Ewing R C (2012) Formation of nanoscale Th-coffinite, American Mineralogist, 97, 681-693   [view file]

Piilonen P C, Rowe P, Poirier G, Grice J D, McDonald A M (2013) Crystal structure determination of a unique Nb-Ti-rich thorite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, with comments on 'thorogummite', The Canadian Mineralogist, 51, 597-612

MacDonald R, Bagiński B, Kartashov P M, Zozulya D, Dzierżanowski (2015) Interaction of rare-metal minerals with hydrothermal fluids: Evidence from quartz-epidote metasomatites of the Haldzan Buragtag Massif, Mongolian Altai, The Canadian Mineralogist, 53, 1015-1034

Giebel R J, Gauert C D K, Marks M A W, Costin G, Markl G (2017) Multi-stage formation of REE minerals in the Palabora Carbonatite Complex, South Africa, American Mineralogist, 102, 1218-1233