Nepheline R060581

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Name: Nepheline
RRUFF ID: R060581
Ideal Chemistry: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Locality: Capo di Bova, Via Appia Antica, Rome, Italy
Source: Michael Scott S100810 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless hexagonal prisms
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Groups: [ Tridymite (7) ] [ Nepheline (6) ]
Quick search: [ All Nepheline samples (3) ]
RRUFF ID: R060581.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Na0.66K0.27Ca0.04)Al0.98Si1.01O4
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented and mounted on a pin.
Pin ID: M01882
Orientation: Laser parallel to  c*  (0 0 1).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  b   [0 1 0].

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RRUFF ID: R060581
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060581.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.06(1)Å    b: 10.06(1)Å    c: 8.426(6)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 738(3)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Nepheline

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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