Chalcosiderite R060339



Name: Chalcosiderite
RRUFF ID: R060339
Ideal Chemistry: CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Locality: Gunheath Pit, St. Austell, Cornwall, England
Source: Michael Scott S100184 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Sheafs of green platy crystals associated with white leucophosphite, R060338, and orange cyrilovite, R060504
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ turquoise (9) ]
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060339.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu1.00(Fe3+4.84Al1.16)Σ=6(P1.00O4)4(OH)8·4H2O; H2O estimated by difference; (OH) by charge balance
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R060339
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060339.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.68(2)Å    b: 7.89(2)Å    c: 10.23(3)Å
alpha: 67.70(8)°    beta: 69.26(8)°    gamma: 65.02(9)°   Volume: 505.71(1.0)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Chalcosiderite

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]

Ullmann J C (1814) 95. Der als besondere gattung aufgeführte chalkosiderit, in Systematisch-Tabellarische Uebersicht der Mineralogisch-Einfachen Fossilien Cassel und Marburg 323-325   [view file]

Larsen E S (1921) The microscopic determination of the nonopaque minerals, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 671, 5-294   [view file]

Fleischer M (1958) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 43, 1219-1225   [view file]

Giuseppetti G, Mazzi F, Tadini C (1989) The crystal structure of chalcosiderite, CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1989, 227-239

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]

Dyar M D, Jawin E R, Breves E, Marchand G, Nelms M, Lane M D, Mertzman S A, Bish D L and Bishop J L (2014) Mössbauer parameters of iron in phosphate minerals: Implications for interpretation of martian data, American Mineralogist, 99, 914-942   [view file]

Rossi M, Rizzi R, Vergara A, Capitelli F, Altomare A, Bellatreccia F, Saviano M, Ghiara R M (2017) Compositional variation of turquoise-group minerals from the historical collection of the Real Museo Mineralogico of the University of Naples, Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1405-1429