Veatchite R060348

Name: Veatchite
RRUFF ID: R060348
Ideal Chemistry: Sr2B11O16(OH)5·H2O
Locality: 1360' level, 2S Drift, Billie mine, Death Valley, Inyo County, California, USA
Source: Michael Scott S100082 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Transparent white fibrous and platy mass
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Veatchite (1) ]
RRUFF ID: R060348.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Sr1.98Ca0.02)Σ=2[B5O8(OH)]2B(OH)3·H2O; B and H not measured but assumed by stoichiometry
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R060348
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060348.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 20.76(2)Å    b: 11.713(8)Å    c: 6.630(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 91.94(2)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1611(4)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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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 Veatchite

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]

Switzer G (1938) Veatchite, a new calcium borate from Lang, California, American Mineralogist, 23, 409-411   [view file]

Switzer G, Brannock W W (1950) Composition of veatchite, American Mineralogist, 35, 90-92   [view file]

Kramer H, Allen R D (1956) A restudy of bakerite, priceite, and veatchite, American Mineralogist, 41, 689-700   [view file]

Clark J R, Christ C L (1971) Veatchite: crystal structure and correlations with p-veatchite, American Mineralogist, 56, 1934-1954   [view file]

Rumanova I M, Gandymov O (1971) The crystal structure of the natural strontium borate, p-veatchite, Sr2[B5O8(OH)]2·B(OH)3·H2O, Soviet Physics - Crystallography, 16, 75-81   [view file]

Grice J D, Burns P C, Hawthorne F C (1999) Borate minerals. II. A hierarchy of structures based upon the borate fundamental building block, The Canadian Mineralogist, 37, 731-762   [view file]

Grice J D, Gault R A, Van Velthuizen J (2005) Borate minerals of the Penobsquis and Millstream deposits, southern New Brunswick, Canada, The Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 1469-1487   [view file]

Grice J D, Pring A (2012) Veatchite: structural relationships of the three polytypes, American Mineralogist, 97, 489-495   [view file]