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

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TITLE: Kaolinite KL502 (pxl) DESCRIPT

DOCUMENTATION_FORMAT: MINERAL

SAMPLE_ID: KL502

MINERAL_TYPE: Phyllosilicate

MINERAL: Kaolinite (Kaolinite-Serpentine group)

FORMULA: Al2Si2O5(OH)4

FORMULA_HTML: Al2Si2O5(OH)4

COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Cripple Creek, CO

ORIGINAL_DONOR: Dan Taranik

CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: CSES/CIRES, Univ. of CO, Boulder

ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: CSES/CIRES, Univ. of CO, Boulder

SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION:

END_SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION.

XRD_ANALYSIS:

Single phase, veinlet.

Kruse, F.A., and P.L. Hauff, eds., 1992, The IGCP-264 Spectral Properties Database. IUGS/UNESCO, Special Publication, 211 p., (in press).

END_XRD_ANALYSIS.

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

COMPOSITION_TRACE:

COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION:

END_COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION.

MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION:

mode:
90 vol% kaolinite
5 vol% opaques
5 vol% feldspar or quartz
average grain size= 15 µm

Grains have mottled extinction probably from fibrous habit. G. Swayze.

END_MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION.

SPECTROSCOPIC_DISCUSSION:

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: splib04a r 2563 0.2-3.0µm 200 g.s.= 15 µm
LIB_SPECTRA: splib05a r 4028 0.2-3.0µm 200 g.s.=


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