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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 RES-9 Summitv (400C) DESCRIPT

DOCUMENTATION_FORMAT: MINERAL

SAMPLE_ID: RES-9

MINERAL_TYPE: Sulfate

MINERAL: Alunite (Alunite group)

FORMULA: Na,K)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6

FORMULA_HTML: Na,K)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6

COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Summitville, Colorado, USA

ORIGINAL_DONOR: Roger Stoffregen

CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory

ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory

SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION:

Alunite RES-9 (Na40) Sample is from the Summitville Mine in SW Colorado, probably from drill core samples. Sample composition is 40 mole % Na from atomic absorption 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_SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION.

XRD_ANALYSIS:

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

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 strong vibrational features between 1.4 - 1.5, 1.76, and 2.0 - 2.24, 2.32, and a complex centered at 2.5 microns.

END_SPECTROSCOPIC_DISCUSSION.

SPECTRAL_PURITY: 1b2_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 702 1.3-5.3µm 200 g.s.=


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