Volborthite R050216



Name: Volborthite
RRUFF ID: R050216
Ideal Chemistry: Cu3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O
Locality: Monument Valley, White Canyon-Monument Valley District, Apache & Navajo Counties, Arizona, USA
Source: Marcus Origlieri
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Green rosettelike aggregate of hexagonal scaly crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Volborthite (4) ]
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050216.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu3.00V2.00O7(OH)2ยท2H2O
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R050216
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 50% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050216.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050216.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: PIKE GladiATR - Far-IR on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050216.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.6080(6)Å    b: 5.8731(5)Å    c: 7.2041(6)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 94.963(9)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 447.15(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 Volborthite

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]

Volborth A, Hess H (1838) Ueber (das Volborthit), ein neues Vanadhaltiges Mineral, Bulletin Scientifique publié par L'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg, 4, 21-23   [view file]

Genth F A (1878) On some tellurium and vanadium minerals, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 17, 113-123   [view file]

Hillebrand W F, Merwin H E (1913) Two varieties of caciovolborthite (?) from eastern Utah, American Journal of Science, 35, 441-445   [view file]

Fleischer M (1965) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 50, 2096-2111   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1968) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 36, 1143-1145   [view file]

Kashaev AA, Bakakin V V (1968) Crystal structure of volborthite Cu3(OH)2V2O7·2H2O, Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 181, 967-969   [view file]

Leonardsen E S, Petersen O V (1974) The unit cell of volborthite, American Mineralogist, 59, 372-373   [view file]

Basso R, Palenzona A, Zefiro L (1988) Crystal structure refinement of volborthite from Scrava Mine (Eastern Liguria, Italy), Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1988, 385-394

Lafontaine M A, Le Bail A, Férey G (1990) Copper-containing minerals - I. Cu3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O: The synthetic homolog of volborthite; Crystal structure determination from X-ray and neutron data; Structural correlations, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 85, 220-227

Jambor J L, Puziewicz J (1991) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 76, 665-671   [view file]

Kolitsch U, Götzinger M (2000) Einige Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald: Eulytin, Namibit, Volborthit, Gearksutit, Spertiniit, Monazit-(La), Protasit, Sainfeldit, Cyanotrichit und Vauquelinit, Der Erzgräber, 14, 33-47

Kashaev A A, Rozhdestvenskaya I V, Bannova I I, Sapozhnikov A N, Glebova O D (2008) Balance, uniformity, and asymmetry of the structure of volborthite Cu3(OH)2(V2O7)·2H2O, Journal of Structural Chemistry, 49, 708-711

Frost R L, Palmer S J, Čejka J, Sejkora J, Plášil J, Bahfenne S, Keefe E C (2011) A Raman spectroscopic study of the different vanadate groups in solid-state compounds - model case: mineral phases vésigniéite [BaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2] and volborthite{Cu3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O], Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 42, 1701-1710

Ishikawa H, Yamaura J, Okamoto Y, Yoshida H, Nilsen G J, Hiroi Z (2012) A novel crystal polymorph of volborthite, Cu3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O, Acta Crystallographica, C68, i41-i44

Yoshida H, Yamaura J, Isobe M, Okamoto Y, Nilsen G J, Hiroi Z (2012) Orbital switching in a frustrated magnet, Nature Communications, 3 Article 860, 1-5