Weddellite R050242

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Name: Weddellite
RRUFF ID: R050242
Ideal Chemistry: Ca(C2O4)·2H2O
Locality: Biggs, Wasco County, Oregon, USA
Source: Marcus Origlieri
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Isolated yellowish brown crystal
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050242.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ca1.00(C2O4)·2H2O ; C not measured
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R050242
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 40% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050242.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050242.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.3693(4)Å    b: 12.3693(4)Å    c: 7.3567(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1125.58(6)Å3    Crystal System: tetragonal
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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 Weddellite

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]

Bannister F A, Hey M H (1936) Report on some crystalline components of the Weddell Sea deposits, Discovery Reports, 13, 60-69   [view file]

Frondel C, Prien E L (1942) Carbonate-apatite and hydroxyl-apatite in urinary calculi, Science, 95, 431-431

Sterling C (1965) Crystal-structure analysis of weddellite, CaC2O4·(2+x)H2O, Acta Crystallographica, 18, 917-921

Tazzoli V, Domeneghetti C (1980) The crystal structures of whewellite and weddellite: re-examination and comparison, American Mineralogist, 65, 327-334   [view file]

Mandarino J A (1983) Weddellite from Lutterworth Township, Haliburton County, Ontario, The Canadian Mineralogist, 21, 509-511   [view file]

Mandarino J A, Witt N V (1983) Weddellite from Biggs, Oregon, U.S.A., The Canadian Mineralogist, 21, 503-508   [view file]

Frost R L, Weier M L (2003) Thermal treatment of weddellite--a Raman and infrared emission spectroscopic study, Thermochimica Acta, 406, 221-232

Garvie L A J (2003) Decay-induced biomineralization of the saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea), American Mineralogist, 88, 1879-1888   [view file]

Echigo T, Kimata M, Kyono A, Shimizu M, Hatta T (2005) Re-investigation of the crystal structure of whewellite [Ca(C2O4)·H2O] and the dehydration mechanism of caoxite [Ca(C2O4)·3H2O], Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 77-88   [view file]

Hernanz A, Gavira-Vallejo J M, Ruiz-Lopez J F (2007) Calcium oxalates and prehistoric paintings. The usefulness of these biominerals, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 9, 512-521

Echigo T, Kimata M (2010) Crystal chemistry and genesis of organic minerals: A review of oxalate and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon minerals, The Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 1329-1358   [view file]

Izatulina A, Gurzhiy V, Frank-Kamenetskaya O (2014) Weddellite from renal stones: Structure refinement and dependence of crystal chemical features on H2O content, American Mineralogist, 99, 2-7

Sturm E V, Frank-Kamenetskaya O, Vlasov D, Zelenskaya M, Sazanova K, Rusakov A, Kniep R (2015) Crystallization of calcium oxalate hydrates by interaction of calcite marble with fungus aspergillus niger, American Mineralogist, 100, 2559-2565

Mills S J, Christy A G (2016) The Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928–29: The crystal structure and occurrence of weddellite, ideally CaC2O4·2.5H2O, from the Low Isles, Queensland, Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 399-406

Piro O E, Baran E J (2018) Crystal chemistry of organic minerals-salts of organic acids: the synthetic approach, Crystallography Reviews, 24, 149-175