Callaghanite R050598

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Name: Callaghanite
RRUFF ID: R050598
Ideal Chemistry: Cu2Mg2(CO3)(OH)6·2H2O
Locality: Basic Refractories mine, Gabbs District, Nye County, Nevada, USA
Source: Marcus Origlieri
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Druse of blue pseudo-octahedral crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050598.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu2.00(Mg1.97Fe0.03)Σ=2CO3(OH)6·2H2O ; C and H not measured but estimated by stoichiometry
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R050598
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050598.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.999(3)Å    b: 11.747(4)Å    c: 8.210(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 107.385(12)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 920.2(1.3)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Callaghanite

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]

Beck C W, Burns J H (1954) Callaghanite, a new mineral, American Mineralogist, 39, 630-635   [view file]

Fleischer M (1955) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 40, 787-788   [view file]

Brunton G, Steinfink H, Beck C W (1958) The crystal structure of callaghanite, Cu8Mg8(CO3)4(OH)24·8H2O, Acta Crystallographica, 11, 169-174

Brunton G (1973) Refinement of the callaghanite structure, American Mineralogist, 58, 551-551   [view file]