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TITLE: Illite CU00-5B Hi-Al+Quartz DESCRIPT
MIXTURE: Illite + quartz
FORMULA: Al2Si2O5(OH)4 + SiO2
FORMULA_HTML: (K,H3O)(Al,Mg,Fe)2(Si,Al)4O10[(O H)2,H2O] + SiO2
COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Western Alteration Center, Cuprite, Nevada, USA
ORIGINAL_DONOR: Gregg Swayze
COLLECTION_LATITUDE: N37 31.65' # degrees and decimal minutes (N or S)
COLLECTION_LONGITUDE: W117 13.18' # degrees and decimal minutes (W or E)
DATUM: NAD27 # coordinate datum
CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: U.S.G.S. Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory
ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: U.S.G.S. Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory
This sample was collected from the southern part of the western alteration center at Cuprite, NV. The sample was collected from the altered lower Cambrian Harkless Phyllite that was hydrothermally altered about 7.5 Ma. The collection site is within 100 meters of a quartz latite instrusive sill which probably elevated the temperature of country rocks in this area.
Quartz (major), illite (both 1M and 2M2 polytypes).
COMPOSITIONAL_ANALYSIS_TYPE: XRF # XRF, EM(WDS), ICP(Trace), WChem
The spectrum has band characteristic of Al-rich illite or muscovite. Spectrally differentiating illite from muscovite cannot be done at this spectral resolution and perhaps not at any spectral resolution. The 1st overtone of the OH stretch is at 1.4084 microns and the Al-OH combination band is located at 2.1966 microns.
See: Swayze, G.A., 1997, The hydrothermal and structural history of the Cuprite Mining District, southwestern Nevada: an integrated geological and geophysical approach: unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder, 399p.
SPECTRAL_PURITY: 1a2_3_4_ # 1= 0.2-3, 2= 1.5-6, 3= 6-25, 4= 20-150 microns
|LIB_SPECTRA:||splib05a r 8360||0.2-3.0µm||200||g.s.=|
|LIB_SPECTRA:||splib06a r 25438||g.s.=|