TITLE: Magnetite HS195 DESCRIPT
MINERAL: Magnetite (Spinel group)
COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Ishpeming, Mich
ORIGINAL_DONOR: Hunt and Salisbury Collection
CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory
ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory
Forms a series with Magnesioferrite and with Jacobsite.
The spectrum of this sample was originally published in:
Hunt, G.R., J.W. Salisbury, and C.J. Lenhoff, 1971, Visible and near-infrared spectra of minerals and rocks: III. Oxides and hydroxides. Modern Geology, v. 2, p. 195-205.
With the note: "This sample is slightly contaminated with (spectrally neutral) quartz. Like the previous sample [HS78], it displays typically opaque behavior, decreasing in reflectivity with decreasing particle size. It is unusual in that it also exhibits a very weak band near 1.0µm due to the ferrous ion. The explanation for its opacity is as given above for [Magnetite HS78]."
The sample measured for the library was HS195.3 which was dry sieved to the grain size interval 74-250µm.
40 kV - 30 mA, 7.3-9.5 keV
File: magnti195.out, -.mdi, ground once; mgt195-2.*, ground twice
References: JCPDS 19-629; Huebner's reference patterns; SEM X-ray spectroscopy.
Found: Magnetite, traces of an alkali feldspar (albite?), chlorite, and an unidentified phase with reflections at 3.31, 3.13, and 3.05 angstroms.
Comments: Magnetite is well crystallized and peak compositions are consistent with Fe3O4 composition. SEM suggests grains containing Ca-Mn-Mg-Fe (carbonate?).
COMPOSITIONAL_ANALYSIS_TYPE: None # XRF, EM(WDS), ICP(Trace), WChem
LIB_SPECTRA_HED: where Wave Range Av_Rs_Pwr Comment
LIB_SPECTRA: splib04a r 2864 0.2-3.0µm 200 g.s.= µm
LIB_SPECTRA: splib05a r ____ 0.2-3.0µm 200 g.s.=
LIB_SPECTRA: splib06a r ____ 1.5-25µm 250 g.s.=