Pectolite R060101

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Name: Pectolite
RRUFF ID: R060101
Ideal Chemistry: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Locality: West Patterson, New Jersey, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 6748 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Tufts of white acicular sprays
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Pectolite (8) ]
Quick search: [ All Pectolite samples (4) ]
RRUFF ID: R060101.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Na1.02Ca2.00Si2.99O8(OH)
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented and mounted on a pin
Pin ID: M00258
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: R060101
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 50% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R060101.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R060101.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.9891(7)Å    b: 7.050(4)Å    c: 7.0270(7)Å
alpha: 90.43(2)°    beta: 95.19(1)°    gamma: 102.44(2)°   Volume: 384.7(2)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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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 Pectolite

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]

von Kobell F (1828) Ueber den Pektolith, Archiv für die Gesammte Naturlehre, 13, 385-393   [view file]

Schaller W T (1955) The pectolite-schizolite-serandite series, American Mineralogist, 40, 1022-1031   [view file]

Buerger M J (1956) The determination of the crystal structure of pectolite, Ca2NaHSi3O9, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 108, 248-262   [view file]

Liebau F (1957) Über die Struktur de Schizoliths, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1957, 227-229   [view file]

Coleman R G (1961) Jadeite deposits of the Clear Creek Area, New Idria District, San Benito County, California, Journal of Petrology, 2, 209–247

Prewitt C T (1967) Refinement of the structure of pectolite, Ca2NaHSi3O9, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 125, 298-316   [view file]

Welin E (1968) Notes on the mineralogy of Sweden 6. X-ray powder data for minerals from Långban and the related mineral deposits of Central Sweden, Arkiv för Mineralogi och Geologi, 4, 499-541

Bailey S W (1977) Report of the I.M.A-I.U.Cr. Joint Committee on Nomenclature, American Mineralogist, 62, 411-415   [view file]

Fleischer M, Cabri L J, Chao G Y, Pabst A (1978) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 63, 424-427   [view file]

Ohashi Y, Finger L W (1978) The role of octahedral cations in pyroxenoid crystal chemistry. I. Bustamite, wollastonite, and the pectolite–schizolite–serandite series, American Mineralogist, 63, 274-288   [view file]

Liebau F (1980) The role of cationic hydrogen in pyroxenoid crystal chemistry, American Mineralogist, 65, 981-985   [view file]

Pinckston R D, Smith D G W (1994) Mineralogy of the Lake zone, Thor Lake rare-metals deposit, N.W.T., Canada, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 32, 516-532

Nagashima M, Imaoka T, Fukuda C, Pettke T (2018) Relationship between cation substitution and hydrogen-bond system in hydrous pyroxenoids with three-periodic single-chain of SiO4 tetrahedra: pectolite, murakamiite, mashallsussmanite, serandite and tanohataite, European Journal of Mineralogy, 30, 451-463