Talc R050087

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Name: Talc
RRUFF ID: R050087
Ideal Chemistry: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Locality: St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 2342 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: An aggregate of colorless foliated coarse single crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Groups: [ Clay (87) ] [ Talc (7) ]
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RRUFF ID: R050087.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Mg.998Fe.002)3(Si.997Al.003)4O10(OH.966F.034)2
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin.
Pin ID: M00333
Orientation: Laser parallel to  c*  (0 0 1).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  a   [1 0 0].

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RRUFF ID: R050087
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050087.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050087.1
Sample Description: Powder, cell parameters are from single crystal
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.230(5)Å    b: 9.076(8)Å    c: 9.38(1)Å
alpha: 90.73(4)°    beta: 99.09(4)°    gamma: 90.13(3)°   Volume: 439.7(7)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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