Clinoatacamite R090062

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Record 813 of 4037  


Name: Clinoatacamite
RRUFF ID: R090062
Ideal Chemistry: Cu2Cl(OH)3
Locality: Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Arizona
Source: William W. Pinch [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark green blocky crystals associated with green acicular atacamite, blue claringbullite, R090016, and cuprite. Some crystals are tabular, and these are untwinned.
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Atacamite (16) ]
Quick search: [ All Clinoatacamite samples (4) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R090062
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu2.01Cl0.98(OH)3
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R090062
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 25% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R090062.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.171(2)Å    b: 6.809(2)Å    c: 9.119(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 99.66(2)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 377.7(1)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 Clinoatacamite

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]

Grice J D, Szymanski J T, Jambor J L (1996) The crystal structure of clinoatacamite, a new polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl, The Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 73-78   [view file]

Jambor J L, Dutrizac J E, Roberts A C, Grice J D, Szymanski J T (1996) Clinoatacamite, a new polymorph of Cu2(OH)3Cl, and its relationship to paratacamite and "anarkite", The Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 61-72   [view file]

Jambor J L, Kovalenker V A, Puziewics J, Roberts A C (1996) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 81, 1282-1286   [view file]

Scott D A (2000) A review of copper chlorides and related salts in bronze corrosion and as painting pigments, Studies in Conservation, 45, 39-53

Frost R L (2003) Raman spectroscopy of selected copper minerals of significance in corrosion, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 59, 1195-1204

Martens W, Frost R L, Williams P A (2003) Raman and infrared spectroscopic study of the basic copper chloride minerals - implications for the study of the copper and brass corrosion and "bronze disease", Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen, 178, 197-215

Zheng X G, Kawae T, Kashitani Y, Li C S, Tateiwa N, Takeda K, Yamada H, Xu C N, Ren Y (2005) Unconventional magnetic transitions in the mineral clinoatacamite, Physical Review B, 71, 052409-4

Wills A S, Henry J Y (2008) On the crystal and magnetic ordering structures of clinoatacamite, Υ-Cu2(OD)3Cl, a proposed valence bond solid, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 20, 472206

Malcherek T, Schlüter J (2009) Structures of the pseudo-trigonal polymorphs of Cu2(OH)3Cl, Acta Crystallographica, B65, 334-341