Whelanite R050323



Name: Whelanite
RRUFF ID: R050323
Ideal Chemistry: Cu2Ca6[Si6O17(OH)](CO3)(OH)3·2H2O
Locality: Christmas mine, Christmas, Gila County, Arizona, USA
Source: Marcus Origlieri
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Light-blue thin, flat bladed fibers associated with colorless hydroxyapophyllite, blue kinoite, and light yellow andradite.
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050323.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R050323
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Almega 532nm @ 100% of mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050323.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.65(3)Å    b: 3.67(2)Å    c: 27.2(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 563(1)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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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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REFERENCES for Whelanite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Kampf A R, Mills S J, Merlino S, Pasero M, McDonald A M, Wray W B, Hindman J R (2012) Whelanite, Cu2Ca6[Si6O17(OH)](CO3)(OH)3(H2O)2, an (old) new mineral from the Bawana mine, Milford, Utah, American Mineralogist, 97, 2007-2015   [view file]