Monticellite R100106

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Name: Monticellite
RRUFF ID: R100106
Ideal Chemistry: CaMg(SiO4)
Locality: Crestmore, Riverside County, California, USA
Source: American Museum of Natural History 27907 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless to light gray translucent crystals associated with pale yellow vesuvianite
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Olivine (61) ]
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RRUFF ID: R100106.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Ca1.017Mg0.916Fe+20.070Mn+20.006Zn0.001)Σ=2.010Si0.995O4
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Sample

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RRUFF ID: R100106
Sample Description: Unoriented Sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R100106.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.8315(7)Å    b: 11.117(1)Å    c: 6.3928(9)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 343.4(1)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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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 Monticellite

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]

Brooke H J (1831) On monticellite, a new species of mineral; on the character of zoizite; and on cupreous sulphate of lead, Philosophical Magazine, 10, 265-268   [view file]

Schaller W T (1935) Monticellite from San Bernardino County, California, and the monticellite series, American Mineralogist, 20, 815-827   [view file]

Onken H (1964) Verfeinerung der kristallstruktur von monticellit, Naturwissenschaften, 51, 334-335

Warner R D, Luth W C (1973) Two-phase data for the join monticellite (CaMgSiO4) - forsterite (Mg2SiO4): experimental results and numerical analysis, American Mineralogist, 58, 998-1008   [view file]

Kimata M, Nishida N (1987) The crystal structure of Co-monticellite Ca1.255Co0.745SiO4 and its significance as a solid solution crystal, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1987, 160-170

Sharp Z D, Hazen R M, Finger L W (1987) High-pressure crystal chemistry of monticellite, CaMgSiO4, American Mineralogist, 72, 748-755   [view file]

Chopelas A (1991) Single crystal Raman spectra of forsterite, fayalite, and monticellite, American Mineralogist, 76, 1101-1109   [view file]

Pilati T, Demartin F, Gramaccioli C M (1995) Thermal parameters for minerals of the olivine group: their implication on vibrational spectra, thermodynamic functions and transferable force fields, Acta Crystallographica, B51, 721-733

Mouri T, Enami M (2008) Raman spectroscopic study of olivine-group minerals, Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 103, 100-104   [view file]