TITLE: Gaylussite NMNH102876-2 DESCRIPT

DOCUMENTATION_FORMAT: MINERAL

SAMPLE_ID: NMNH102876-2

MINERAL_TYPE: Hydrous Carbonate

MINERAL: Gaylussite

FORMULA: Na2Ca(CO3)2*5H2O

FORMULA_HTML: Na2Ca(CO3)2•5H2O

COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Searles Lake, California

ORIGINAL_DONOR: Jim Crowley

CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Reston, Virginia

ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Reston, Virginia

SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION:

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.

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XRD_ANALYSIS:

Pure gaylussite (Crowley, 1991)

END_XRD_ANALYSIS.

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

COMPOSITION_TRACE: None

COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION:

This spectrum appears to have subdued features at wavelengths past 1.5 µm compared to the spectrum published in Crowley (1991) which may be due to the incomplete drying of the sample after crushing or the presence of fluid inclusions. G. Swayze

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MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION:

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SPECTROSCOPIC_DISCUSSION:

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SPECTRAL_PURITY: 1_2_3_4_

LIB_SPECTRA_HED: where Wave Range Av_Rs_Pwr Comment

LIB_SPECTRA: splib04a r 1729 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.=