TITLE: Mizzonite NMNH113775-1 DESCRIPT

DOCUMENTATION_FORMAT: MINERAL

SAMPLE_ID: NMNH113775-1

MINERAL_TYPE: Tectosilicate

MINERAL: Mizzonite (Me57) (Scapolite group)

FORMULA: 3NaAlSi3O8*NaCl - 3CaAl2Si2O8*CaCO3 (Me57)

FORMULA_HTML: 3NaAlSi3O8•NaCl - 3CaAl2Si2O8•CaCO3

COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Faraday Township, Ontario, Canada

ORIGINAL_DONOR: National Museum of Natural History

CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory

ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory

SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION:

Mizzonite is an intermediate composition between marialite and meionite.

The band centered around 0.6µm give the sample a blue color.

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XRD_ANALYSIS:

Scapolite + laumontite + other(s) (Norma Vergo, USGS)

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COMPOSITIONAL_ANALYSIS_TYPE: EM(WDS) # XRF, EM(WDS), ICP(Trace), WChem


COMPOSITION: SiO2 49.60 wt% SiO2
COMPOSITION: Al2O3 25.43 wt% Al2O3
COMPOSITION: FeO 0.09 wt% FeO
COMPOSITION: MgO 0.03 wt% MgO
COMPOSITION: CaO 13.89 wt% CaO
COMPOSITION: Na2O 5.65 wt% Na2O
COMPOSITION: K2O 0.39 wt% K2O
COMPOSITION: Cl 0.88 wt% Cl
COMPOSITION: SO3 1.52 wt% SO3
COMPOSITION: CO2 2.66 wt% CO2
COMPOSITION: Total 100.14 wt%
COMPOSITION: O=Cl,F,S 0.19 wt% #correction for Cl, F, S
COMPOSITION: New Total 99.94 wt%

COMPOSITION_TRACE:

COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION:

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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 3053 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.=