Azurite R050638



Name: Azurite
RRUFF ID: R050638
Ideal Chemistry: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Locality: Zacatecas, Mexico
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 13399 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Blue bladed crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050638.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu3.00(CO3)2(OH)2
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Sample is oriented and mounted on a pin
Pin ID: M00381
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: R050638
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050638.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050638.1
Sample Description: powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.00994(8)Å    b: 5.84723(8)Å    c: 10.3456(3)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 92.447(2)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 302.793(8)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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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 Azurite

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]

Jameson R (1805) Azurite, System of Mineralogy, II, Bell and Bradfute Edinburgh, U.K. 542-544   [view file]

Beudant F S (1832) Azurite, in Traité Élémentaire de Minéralogie, 2nd Edition Paris 373-374   [view file]

Zigan F, Schuster H D (1972) Verfeinerung der struktur von azurit, Cu3(OH)2(CO3)2, durch neutronenbeugung, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 135, 416-436   [view file]

Seguin M K (1975) Thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis of malachite and azurite in inert atmospheres and in air, The Canadian Mineralogist, 13, 127-132   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1980) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 1053-1055   [view file]

Belokoneva E L, Gubina Y K, Forsyth J B (2001) The charge density distribution and antiferromagnetic properties of azurite Cu3[CO3]2(OH)2, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 28, 498-507

Frost R L, Martens W N, Rintoul L, Mahmutagic E, Kloprogge J T (2002) Raman spectroscopic study of azurite and malachite at 298 and 77 K, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 33, 252-259

Buzgar N, Apopei A I (2009) The Raman study of certain carbonates, Analele Stiintifice Ale Universitatii, Al. I. Cuza Iasi Geologie, 55, 97-112   [view file]