TITLE: Rectorite ISR202 DESCRIPT

DOCUMENTATION_FORMAT: MINERAL

SAMPLE_ID: ISR202

MINERAL_TYPE: Phyllosilicate

MINERAL: Rectorite

FORMULA: Al2Si4O10(OH)2 + (Mg,Fe+2,Al)3(Al,Si)4O10(OH)2*4H2O

FORMULA_HTML: Al2Si4O10(OH)2 + (Mg,Fe+2,Al)3(Al,Si)4O10(OH)2•4H2O

COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Garland County, Arizona

ORIGINAL_DONOR:

CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: CSES/CIRES, Univ. of CO, Boulder

ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: CSES/CIRES, Univ. of CO, Boulder

SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION:

Rectorite, a clay mineral, is a regular interstratification of a dioctahedral mica and a dioctahedral smectite.

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XRD_ANALYSIS:

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

COMPOSITION_TRACE:

COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION:

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MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION:

mode:
Rectorite dominates
20 vol% quartz
muscovite & chlorite undetermined

quartz avg gr sz = 300 µm
all others avg gr sz = 35 µm

Rectorite forms fine intergrowths with muscovite & chlorite

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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 4155 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.=