Bobierrite R060681



Name: Bobierrite
RRUFF ID: R060681
Ideal Chemistry: Mg3(PO4)2·8H2O
Locality: Kovdor Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Source: Michael Scott S101377 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless sectile tabular crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Vivianite (16) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060681.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Mg2.94Fe0.05Mn0.01)Σ=3(P1.00O4)2·8H2O; H2O estimated by difference
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R060681
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060681.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.674(4)Å    b: 27.877(3)Å    c: 10.060(10)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 104.93(7)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 1266(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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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Bobierrite

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]

Dana J D, Brush G J (1868) Bobierrite, in A System of Mineralogy, Fifth Edition John Wiley and Sons New York 795-795   [view file]

Frazier A W, Lehr J R, Smith J P (1963) The magnesium phosphates hannayite, schertelite and bobierrite, American Mineralogist, 48, 635-641   [view file]

Takagi S, Mathew M, Brown W E (1986) Crystal structures of bobierrite and synthetic Mg3(PO4)2·8H2O, American Mineralogist, 71, 1229-1233   [view file]

Frost R L, Martens W, Williams P A, Kloprogge J T (2002) Raman and infrared spectroscopic study of the vivianite-group phosphates vivianite, baricite, and bobierrite, Mineralogical Magazine, 66, 1063-1073   [link]   [view file]

Dyar M D, Jawin E R, Breves E, Marchand G, Nelms M, Lane M D, Mertzman S A, Bish D L and Bishop J L (2014) Mössbauer parameters of iron in phosphate minerals: Implications for interpretation of martian data, American Mineralogist, 99, 914-942   [view file]