SAMPLE_ID: HS349.1B, HS349.2B, HS349.3B, HS349.4B
MINERAL: Anorthite (Plagioclase, Ca end member, Feldspar group)
COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Grass Valley, California
ORIGINAL_DONOR: Hunt and Salisbury Collection
CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory
ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Laboratory
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.
The authors reported that they removed most of the pyroxene from the original sample, and none is obvious in the visible-NIR spectrum. There are a few dark grains in the bulk sample, but << 1%. The authors also reported that original sample contained some diopside and magnetic impurities but that the magnetic impurities were removed.
Some alteration is evident by the 2.3-µm region absorption bands in the spectrum. Roger N. Clark
Grain size fractions are indicated by the extension after the sample number:
.1B = <5 µm
.2B = <74 µm
.3B = 74-250 µm
.4B = 250-1200 µm
Anorthite + (medium) Chlorite + (small) 9.4 Angstrom peak + 2.778 Angstrom (Microcline?) - by Norma Vergo
Notes: the microscopic analysis shows that the impurities can't be detected, so the sample should be spectrally pure in the visible. There is a 2.3-µm band and weak 1.4 band, so some impurities do show there.
COMPOSITIONAL_ANALYSIS_TYPE: None # XRF, EPMA, ICP(Trace), WChem
Clean, clear to frosted rectangular grains. Very pure, no visible alteration, synthetic twining. G. Swayze
avg. grain size = 280µm
Notes: XRD indicated chlorite and others present, but they can't be detected optically, so the vis spectrum should be spectrally pure. There is a 2.3-µm band and weak 1.4 band, so some impurities do show weakly in the NIR.
SPECTRAL_PURITY: 1c2_3_4_ # HS349.1B # 1= 0.2-3, 2= 1.5-6, 3= 6-25, 4= 20-150 microns
SPECTRAL_PURITY: 1c2_3_4_ # HS349.2B # 1= 0.2-3, 2= 1.5-6, 3= 6-25, 4= 20-150 microns
SPECTRAL_PURITY: 1c2c3c4c # HS349.3B # 1= 0.2-3, 2= 1.5-6, 3= 6-25, 4= 20-150 microns
SPECTRAL_PURITY: 1c2_3_4_ # HS349.4B # 1= 0.2-3, 2= 1.5-6, 3= 6-25, 4= 20-150 microns