TITLE: Thenardite HS450 DESCRIPT

DOCUMENTATION_FORMAT: MINERAL

SAMPLE_ID: HS450

MINERAL_TYPE: Sulfate

MINERAL: Thenardite

FORMULA: Na2SO4

FORMULA_HTML: Na2SO4

COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Camp Verde, California

ORIGINAL_DONOR: Hunt and Salisbury Collection

CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory

ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory

SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION:

"This sample is transparent in hand specimen and appears unusually pure."

Hunt, G.R., Salisbury, J.W., and Lenhoff, C.J., 1971, Visible and Near-Infrared spectra of minerals and rocks: IV. Sulphides and Sulphates: Modern Geology, V. 3, p 1-14.

END_SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION.

XRD_ANALYSIS:

40 kV - 30 mA, 6.5-9.5 keV
Reference : JCPDS #5-631
Found: Thenardite

Comment: One phase observed in routine work. Sharp peaks indicate good crystallinity and compositional homogeneity. A great match with the JCPDS pattern. However, if you are having problems that require a better pattern (and more subtle interpretation), let us know.

J.S. Huebner ,J. Pickrell, T. Schaefer, unpublished data, written communication, USGS, Reston, VA (1994)

END_XRD_ANALYSIS.

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

COMPOSITION_TRACE: None

COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION:

None

END_COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION.

MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION:

END_MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION.

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 4749 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.=