Boleite R050022

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Name: Boleite
RRUFF ID: R050022
Ideal Chemistry: KAg9Pb26Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Locality: Amelia mine, Boleo, Baja California, Mexico
Source: Eugene Schlepp
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark blue colored interpenetrating cubes
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction.
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050022.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
RRUFF ID:
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: L00323
Orientation: Laser parallel to  c*  (0 0 1).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  a   [1 0 0].
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RRUFF ID: R050022
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050022.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050022.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 15.2890(3)Å    b: 15.2890(3)Å    c: 15.2890(3)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 3573.8(2)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Boleite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Mallard F E, Cumenge E (1891) Sur une nouvelle espèce minérale, la boléite, Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie, 14, 283-293   [view file]

Mallard F E (1893) Sur la boléite, la cumengéite et la percylite, Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie, 16, 184-195   [view file]

Lacroix A (1895) Sur quelques minéraux des mines du Boléo (Basse-Californie), Bulletin du Muséum D'Histoire Naturelle, 1, 39-42   [view file]

Rouse R C (1973) The crystal structure of boleite - a mineral containing silver atom clusters, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 6, 86-92

Bailey S W (1977) Report of the I.M.A-I.U.Cr. Joint Committee on Nomenclature, American Mineralogist, 62, 411-415   [view file]

Cooper M A, Hawthorne F C (2000) Boleite: resolution of the formula, KPb26 Ag9 Cu24 Cl62 (OH)48, The Canadian Mineralogist, 38, 801-808   [view file]

Jambor J L, Roberts A C (2001) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 86, 767-770   [view file]

Frost R L, Williams P A, Martens W (2003) Raman spectroscopy of the minerals boléite, cumengéite, diaboléite and phosgenite - implications for the analysis of cosmetics of antiquity, Mineralogical Magazine, 67, 103-111   [view file]

Frost R L, Williams P A (2004) Raman spectroscopy of some basic chloride containing minerals of lead and copper, Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 60, 2071-2077