Electron-Optical Data for Crystals of Scarbroite1

G. W. Brindley and J. J. Comer
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
1Contribution No. 59-21 from the college of Mineral Industries, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

Summary: Electron micrographs of scarbroite show thin platy crystals of about 1 μ size, having rhombic outlines with angles 66° ± 1° and 113° ± 1°. Single-crystal electron-diffraction patterns show rectangular net patterns, with d100 = 9·90 Å., d010 = 14·67 Å., γ* = 90° ± 0·05°. Strong hk0 reflections show a pseudohexagonal arrangement, but true symmetry is probably orthorhombic or monoclinic. Faces outlining rhombic forms are of type {11l}, {1¯1l}.

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1960 v. 32; no. 248; p. 363-365; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1960.032.248.02
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