Gordonite R070437

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Name: Gordonite
RRUFF ID: R070437
Ideal Chemistry: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O
Locality: Amatrice Hill, Stockton, Utah, USA
Source: Michael Scott S104490 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Aggregates of colorless to pale purple bladed crystals associated with green variscite. The apparent green color of gordonite is due to the variscite.
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Laueite (9) ]
Quick search: [ All Gordonite samples (2) ]
RRUFF ID: R070437.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Mg1.00Al2.00(P1.00O4)2(OH)2ยท7.98H2O; trace amounts of Fe; OH estimated by charge balance, H2O by difference
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070437
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070437.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.242(3)Å    b: 10.525(4)Å    c: 6.967(4)Å
alpha: 107.35(3)°    beta: 110.92(3)°    gamma: 72.47(3)°   Volume: 334.47(8)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 Gordonite

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]

Larsen E S, Shannon E V (1930) The minerals of the phosphate nodules from near Fairfield, Utah, American Mineralogist, 15, 307-337   [view file]

Leavens P B, Rheingold A L (1988) Crystal structures of gordonite, MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2(H2O)6·2H2O, and its Mn analog, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1988, 265-270