TITLE: Bassanite GDS145 DESCRIPT

DOCUMENTATION_FORMAT: MINERAL

SAMPLE_ID: GDS145

MINERAL_TYPE: Hydrous Sulfate

MINERAL: Bassanite

FORMULA: 2CaSO4*H2O

FORMULA_HTML: 2CaSO4•H2O

COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Heated Gypsum to Form

ORIGINAL_DONOR: Jim Crowley

CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Reston, Virginia

ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Reston, Virginia

SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION:

dehydration of gypsum at 60°C

Spectrum originally published in: Crowley, J.K., 1991, Visible and Near-Infrared (0.4 - 2.5µm) Reflectance Spectra of Playa Evaporite Minerals: Journal of Geophysical Research, vol 96, no.B10, p. 16,231-16,240.

END_SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION.

XRD_ANALYSIS:

END_XRD_ANALYSIS.

COMPOSITIONAL_ANALYSIS_TYPE: None # XRF, EM(WDS), ICP(Trace), WChem

COMPOSITION_TRACE: None

COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION:

dehydration of gypsum at 60°C

END_COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION.

MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION:

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SPECTROSCOPIC_DISCUSSION:

END_SPECTROSCOPIC_DISCUSSION.

SPECTRAL_PURITY: 1_2_3_4_

LIB_SPECTRA_HED: where Wave Range Av_Rs_Pwr Comment

LIB_SPECTRA: splib04a r 656 0.2-3.0µm 200 g.s.=

LIB_SPECTRA: splib05a r ____ 0.2-3.0µm 200 g.s.=

LIB_SPECTRA: splib06a r ____ 1.5-25µm 250 g.s.=