Natrochalcite R050152



Name: Natrochalcite
RRUFF ID: R050152
Ideal Chemistry: NaCu2(SO4)2(OH)·H2O
Locality: Fortuna mine, Baquedano, Chile
Source: Jim McGlasson
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Bright emerald green pyramidal crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Natrochalcite (12) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050152.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Na1.00Cu2.00(S1.00O4)2(OH)┬ĚH2O
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R050152
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050152.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.802(1)Å    b: 6.181(1)Å    c: 7.503(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 118.71(2)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 358.04(5)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 Natrochalcite

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]

Palache C, Warren C H (1908) Kröhnkite, Natrochalcite, American Journal of Science, 26, 342-348   [view file]

Giester G, Zemann J (1987) The crystal structure of the natrochalcite-type compounds Me+Cu2(OH)(zO4)2·H2O [Me+=Na,K,Rb; z=S,Se], with special reference to the hydrogen bonds, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 179, 431-442   [view file]

Chevrier G, Giester G, Zemann J (1993) Neutron refinements of NaCu2(H3O2)(SO4)2 and RbCu2(H3O2)(SeO4)2: Variation of the hydrogen bond system in the natrochalcite-type series, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 206, 7-14   [view file]

Frost R L, Kloprogge J T, Martens W N (2004) Raman spectroscopy of the arsenates and sulphates of the tsumcorite mineral group, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 35, 28-35

Frost R L, Weier M (2004) Raman and infrared spectroscopy of tsumcorite mineral group, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 2004, 317-336

Krickl R, Wildner M (2007) Crystal chemistry of synthetic Co- and Ni-analogues of natrochalcite - the shortest known hydrogen bonds among mineral-type compounds. Part I: single-crystal X-ray structures, European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 805-816