Pabstite R060386

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Name: Pabstite
RRUFF ID: R060386
Ideal Chemistry: BaSnSi3O9
Locality: Kalkar Quarry, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
Source: Michael Scott S100328 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless, with a faint hint of pink, lamellar crystals associated with actinolite, diopside and calcite. Strongly fluorescent under short-wave ultraviolet light
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Benitoite (4) ]
RRUFF ID: R060386.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ba1.00(Sn0.76Ti0.24)Σ=1Si3.00O9; trace amounts of Fe
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060386
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060386.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.7077(8)Å    b: 6.7077(8)Å    c: 9.826(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 382.86(7)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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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 Pabstite

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]

Gross E G, Wainwright J E N, Evans B W (1965) Pabstite, the tin analogue of benitoite, American Mineralogist, 50, 1164-1169   [view file]

Choisnet J, Deschanvres A, Raveau B (1972) Sur de nouveaux germanates et silicates de type benitoite, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 4, 209-218

Hawthorne F C (1987) The crystal chemistry of the benitoite group minerals and structural relations in (Si3O9) ring structures, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1987, 16-30

Pautov L A (2003) Pabstite from the Dara-i-Poiz Moraine (Tadjikistan), New Data on Minerals. Moscow, 38, 15-19   [view file]