New Data for Dumortierite

G. F. Claringbull and M. H. Hey
Department of Mineralogy, British Museum.

Summary: New chemical, optical, and X-ray data have been obtained for dumortierite. The unit cell. space group Pemn, contains 4[(Al,Fe)7BSi3O18]. Brown gem quality material from Ceylon has α 1·6860, black, [001], β 1·722, deep redbrown, and γ, 1d7229, brown, with 2Vα 13° , γ > υ. X-ray powder data are given.

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1958 v. 31; no. 242; p. 901-907; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1958.031.242.02
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