Turquoise R050225



Name: Turquoise
RRUFF ID: R050225
Ideal Chemistry: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Locality: Badger Prospect, Lander County, Nevada, USA
Source: Marcus Origlieri
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Light blue massive
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ turquoise (9) ]
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050225.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu1.00(Al5.83Fe3+0.17)Σ=6(P1.00O4)4(OH)8·4H2O
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R050225
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050225.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050225.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: PIKE GladiATR - Far-IR on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050225.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.401(4)Å    b: 7.639(8)Å    c: 9.948(6)Å
alpha: 68.94(5)°    beta: 69.46(5)°    gamma: 64.93(5)°   Volume: 462.1(3)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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Calculated diffraction file.

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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 Turquoise

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]

Erd R C, Foster M D, Proctor P D (1953) Faustite, a new mineral, the zinc analogue of turquois, American Mineralogist, 38, 964-972   [view file]

Fleischer M (1961) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 46, 1513-1520   [view file]

Cid-Dresdner H (1965) Determination and refinement of the crystal structure of turquois, CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 121, 87-113   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1967) Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 36, 131-136   [view file]

Foord E E, Taggart J E (1998) A reexamination of the turquoise group: the mineral aheylite, planerite (redefined), turquoise and coeruleolactite, Mineralogical Magazine, 62, 93-111   [view file]

Kolitsch U, Giester G (2000) The crystal structure of faustite and its copper analogue turquoise, Mineralogical Magazine, 64, 905-913   [view file]

Abdu Y A, Hull S K, Fayek M, Hawthorne F C (2011) The turquoise-chalcosiderite Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O solid-solution series: A Mössbauer spectroscopy, XRD, EMPA, and FTIR study, American Mineralogist, 96, 1433-1442   [view file]