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

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TITLE: Tincalconite GDS142 DESCRIPT

DOCUMENTATION_FORMAT: MINERAL

SAMPLE_ID: GDS142

MINERAL_TYPE: Hydrous Borate

MINERAL: Tincalconite

FORMULA: Na2B4O7*5H2O

FORMULA_HTML: Na2B4O7•5H2O

COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Processed, 20-mule-team Borax

ORIGINAL_DONOR: Jim Crowley

CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Reston, Virginia

ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Reston, Virginia

SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION:

"Twenty Mule Team" commercial borax

Spectrum originally published in: Crowley, J.K., 1991, Visible and Near-Infrared (0.4 - 2.5µm) Reflectance Spectra of Playa Evaporite Minerals: Journal of Geophysical Research, vol 96, no.B10, p. 16,231-16,240.

END_SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION.

XRD_ANALYSIS:

None done on this sample after dehydration.

END_XRD_ANALYSIS.

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

COMPOSITION_TRACE: None

COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION:

"Twenty Mule Team" commercial borax. Sample appears to be dehydrated borax which is Tincalconite.

END_COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION.

MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION:

END_MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION.

SPECTROSCOPIC_DISCUSSION:

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: splib04a r 4803 0.2-3.0µm 200 g.s.=
LIB_SPECTRA: splib05a r 6636 0.2-3.0µm 200 g.s.=


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