Cafarsite R080118



Name: Cafarsite
RRUFF ID: R080118
Ideal Chemistry: (Ca,Na,   )19Ti8Fe3+4Fe2+4(AsO3)28F
Locality: Monte Cervandone, Val Devero, Piedmont, Italy
Source: Renato and Adriana Pagano [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark reddish-brown pseudocubic crystals associated with black clinochlore and white orthoclase
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R080118
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R080118.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 15.9857(8)Å    b: 15.9857(8)Å    c: 15.9857(8)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 4085.0(2)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Cafarsite

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]

Graeser S (1966) Asbecasit und Cafarsit, zwei neue Mineralien aus dem Binnatal (Kt. Wallis), Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 46, 367-375

Fleischer M (1967) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 52, 1579-1589   [view file]

Fleischer M (1969) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 54, 326-330   [view file]

Edenharter A, Nowacki W, Weibel M (1977) Zur Struktur und Zusammensetzung von Cafarsit, Cafarsit ein As(III)-oxid, kein Arsenat, Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 57, 1-16

Fleischer M, Pabst A, White J S (1978) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 63, 793-796   [view file]

Roth P (2007) Cafarsite, in Minerals first discovered in Switzerland and minerals named after Swiss individuals Kristallografik Verlag Achberg Germany 48-49

Cametti G, Nagashima M, Fisch M, Armbruster T (2018) New data on cafarsite: reinvestigation of its crystal structure and chemical composition, European Journal of Mineralogy, 30, 859-868

Gatta G D, Rotiroti N, Cámara F, Meven M (2018) On the labyrinthine world of arsenites: a single-crystal neutron and X-ray diffraction study of cafarsite, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 45, 819-829

Hålenius U, Hatert F, Pasero M, Mills S J (2018) IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC) Newsletter 46. New minerals and nomenclature modifications approved in 2018, Mineralogical Magazine, 82, 1369-1379   [view file]