Tschernichite R060482

Name: Tschernichite
RRUFF ID: R060482
Ideal Chemistry: CaAl2Si6O16·8H2O
Locality: Neer Road Pit, Goble, Columbia County, Oregon, USA
Source: Michael Scott S100030 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless steep dipyramidal tetragonal crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
RRUFF ID: R060482.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060482
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060482.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.65(3)Å    b: 12.65(3)Å    c: 26.56(6)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 4252(10)Å3    Crystal System: tetragonal
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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 Tschernichite

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]

Smith J V, Pluth J J, Boggs R C, Howard D G (1991) Tschernichite, the mineral analogue of zeolite beta, Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, 1991, 363-364

Boggs R C, Howard D G, Smith J V, Klein G L (1993) Tschernichite, a new zeolite from Goble, Columbia County, Oregon, American Mineralogist, 78, 822-826   [view file]

Coombs D S, Alberti A, Armbruster T, Artioli G, Colella C, Galli E, Grice J D, Liebau F, Mandarino J A, Minato H, Nickel E H, Passaglia E, Peacor D R, Quartieri S, Rinaldi R, Ross M, Sheppard R A, Tillmanns E, Vezzalini G, (1997) Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals: report of the Subcommittee on Zeolites of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names, The Canadian Mineralogist, 35, 1571-1606   [view file]

Alberti A, Cruciani G, Galli E, Merlino S, Millini R, Quartieri S, Vezzalini G, Zanardi S (2002) Crystal structure of tetragonal and monoclinic polytypes of tschernichite, the natural counterpart of synthetic zeolite beta, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 106, 10277-10284