Erythrite R050073

Name: Erythrite
RRUFF ID: R050073
Ideal Chemistry: Co3(AsO4)2·8H2O
Locality: Bou Azzer, Morocco
Source: Rock Currier
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Crimson flattened crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Vivianite (16) ]
RRUFF ID: R050073.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Co0.65Mg0.35)3(As1.00O4)2·8H2O
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: M00408
Orientation: Laser parallel to  a*  (1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  b   [0 1 0].

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RRUFF ID: R050073
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 65% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050073.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050073.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.273(2)Å    b: 13.4342(6)Å    c: 4.7543(9)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 105.11(2)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 633.4(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 Erythrite

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]

Beudant F S (1832) Érythrine, cobalt arséniaté, in Traité Élémentaire de Minéralogie, 2nd Edition Paris 596-597   [view file]

Faye G H, Nickel E H (1968) The origin of pleochroism in erythrite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 9, 492-504   [view file]

Jambor J L, Dutrizac J E (1995) Solid solutions in the annabergite - erythrite - hörnesite synthetic system, The Canadian Mineralogist, 33, 1063-1071   [view file]

Wildner M, Giester G, Lengauer C L, McCammon C A (1996) Structure and crystal chemistry of vivianite-type compounds: Crystal structures of erythrite and annabergite with a Mössbauer study of erythrite, European Journal of Mineralogy, 8, 187-192

Frost R L, Kloprogge T, Weier M L, Martens W N, Ding Z, Edwards H G H (2003) Raman spectroscopy of selected arsenates - implications for soil remediation, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 59, 2241-2246   [link]

Frost R L, Martens W, Williams P A, Kloprogge J T (2003) Raman spectroscopic study of the vivianite arsenate minerals, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 34, 751-759   [link]

Martens W N, Kloprogge J T, Frost R L, Rintoul L (2004) Single crystal Raman study of erythrite, Co3(AsO4)2·8H2O, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 35, 208-216   [link]

Capitelli F, Elaatmani M, Lalaoui M D, Piniella J F (2007) Crystal structure of a vivianite-type mineral: Mg-rich erythrite, (Co2.16Ni0.24Mg0.60)(AsO4)2 · 8 H2O, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 222, 676-679

Hazen R M, Hystad G, Golden J J, Hummer D R, Liu C, Downs R T, Morrison S M, Ralph J, Grew E S (2017) Cobalt mineral ecology, American Mineralogist, 102, 108-116