Skorpionite R060938



Name: Skorpionite
RRUFF ID: R060938
Ideal Chemistry: Ca3Zn2(PO4)2(CO3)(OH)2·H2O
Locality: Skorpion Zinc deposit, west of Rosh Pinah, southern Namibia
Source: William W. Pinch [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pale green to colorless acicular crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R060938
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060938.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 19.04(1)Å    b: 9.319(5)Å    c: 6.525(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 92.73(2)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1156(1)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 Skorpionite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Krause W, Effenberger H, Bernhardt H-J, Medenbach O (2008) Skorpionite, Ca3Zn2(PO4)2CO3(OH)2·H2O, a new mineral from Namibia: description and crystal structure, European Journal of Mineralogy, 20, 271-280   [view file]

Poirier G, Ercit T S, Tait K T, Piilonen P C, Rowe R (2009) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 94, 399-408   [view file]