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Clark et. al. 2003 USGS Open File Report 03-395
Spectral Library splib05a Sample Description

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TITLE: Alunite GDS95 Na Syn (150C) DESCRIPT

DOCUMENTATION_FORMAT: Synthetic

SAMPLE_ID: GDS95

MINERAL_TYPE: Sulfate

MINERAL: Na-Alunite

FORMULA: NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6

FORMULA_HTML: NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6

COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Not available

ORIGINAL_DONOR: Roger Stoffregen

CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory

ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory

SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION:

Synthetically prepared pure Na-endmember sample made at 150C. Sample is 100% mole fraction Na.

See Stoffregen, R.E., and C.N. Alpers, Observations on the unit-cell dimensions, H2O contents, and delD values of natural and synthetic alunite, American Mineralogist, 77, 1092-1098, 1992.

END_SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION.

XRD_ANALYSIS:

see: Stoffregen, R.E., and C.N. Alpers, Observations on the unit-cell dimensions, H2O contents, and delD values of natural and synthetic alunite, American Mineralogist, 77, 1092-1098, 1992.

END_XRD_ANALYSIS.

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

COMPOSITION_TRACE: None

COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION:

END_COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION.

MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION:

END_MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION.

SPECTROSCOPIC_DISCUSSION:

Sample has relatively weak vibrational features between 1.4 - 1.5, 1.76,and 2.17 microns. Other pure Na-endmember alunites prepared at higher temperatures have much stronger vibrational features.

END_SPECTROSCOPIC_DISCUSSION.

SPECTRAL_PURITY: 1a2_3_4_ # 1= 0.2-3, 2= 1.5-6, 3= 6-25, 4= 20-150 microns

LIB_SPECTRA_HED: where Wave Range Av_Rs_Pwr Comment
LIB_SPECTRA: splib05a r 436 1.3-5.3µm 200 g.s.=


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