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

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TITLE: Anorthite HS201 Plagioclase DESCRIPT

DOCUMENTATION_FORMAT: MINERAL

SAMPLE_ID: HS201

MINERAL_TYPE: Tectosilicate

MINERAL: Anorthite (Plagioclase, Ca end member)(Feldspar group)

FORMULA: CaAl2Si2O8

FORMULA_HTML: CaAl2Si2O8

COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Japan

ORIGINAL_DONOR: Hunt and Salisbury Collection

CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory

ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory

SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION:

The original sample and vis-nir spectrum was described in:

Hunt, G.R., J.W. Salisbury, and C.J. Lenhoff, 1973, Visible and near-infrared spectra of minerals and rocks: VI. Additional silicates. Modern Geology, v. 4, p. 85-106.

However, the sample measured here was purified using a Franz separator and hand picked by Gregg Swayze. The resulting sample and spectrum appear pure (see microscopic examination).

END_SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION.

XRD_ANALYSIS:

40 kV - 30 mA, 6.5-9.5 keV
File: anort201_mdi, *.out (smear mount on quartz plate)
References: J.V. Smith (198-), p.212-3
Found: Calcic- plagioclase consistent with anorthite

Comment: Strong, narrow reflections indicate excellent crystallinity and compositional heterogeneity. This pattern demonstrates the resolving power of the powder diffractometer method.

END_XRD_ANALYSIS.

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

COMPOSITION_TRACE: None

COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION:

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MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION:

END_MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION.

SPECTROSCOPIC_DISCUSSION:

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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: splib04a r 467 0.2-3.0µm 200 g.s.= 76 µm
LIB_SPECTRA: splib05a r 1087 0.2-3.0µm 200 g.s.=


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