Taranakite R140802


Name: Taranakite
RRUFF ID: R140802
Ideal Chemistry: K3Al5(PO3OH)6(PO4)2·18H2O
Locality: Parwan lava caves, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
Source: Rock Currier [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Tan massive
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Taranakite (2) ]
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R140802.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.6972(8)Å    b: 8.6972(8)Å    c: 95.05(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 6220(2)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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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 Taranakite

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]

Richmond H (1866) A new phosphatic mineral, taranaki, New Zealand Exhibition, 1865. Reports and Awards of the Jurors, 1866, 423-425   [view file]

Murray J W, Dietrich R V (1956) Brushite and taranakite from Pig Hole Cave, Giles County, Virginia, American Mineralogist, 41, 616-626   [view file]

Fiore S, Lavanio R (1991) Brushite, hydroxylapatite, and taranakite from Apulian caves (southern Italy): New mineralogical data, American Mineralogist, 76, 1722-1727   [view file]

Dick S, Gossner U, Weiss A, Robl C, Grossman G, Ohms G, Zeiske T (1998) Taranakite - the mineral with the longest crystallographic axis, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 269, 47-57

Dick S, Zeiske T (1998) Francoanellit K3Al5HPO4)6(PO4) 2·12H2O: Struktur und Synthese durch topochemische Entwässerung von Taranakit, Zeitschrift für Naturforschung B Chemical Science, 53, 711-719   [view file]

Jambor J L, Kovalenker V A, Roberts A C (1998) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 83, 1117-1121   [view file]

Kampf A R, Mills S J, Nash B P, Housley R M, Rossman G R, Dini M (2013) Camaronesite, [Fe3+(H2O)2(PO3OH)]2(SO4)·1–2H2O, a new phosphate-sulfate from the Camarones Valley, Chile, structurally related to taranakite, Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 453-465