Austinite R060703



Name: Austinite
RRUFF ID: R060703
Ideal Chemistry: CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Locality: Gold Hill mine, Tooele County, Utah, USA
Source: Bob Jenkins [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Radial sprays of colorless bladed crystals, associated with adamite
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Adelite (17) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060703.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ca1.00Zn1.00(As1.00O4)(OH) ; = darker phase. The lighter phase is adamite Zn2.00(As1.00O4)(OH)
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R060703
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060703.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.501(1)Å    b: 9.028(2)Å    c: 5.923(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 401.1(1)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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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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REFERENCES for Austinite

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]

Staples L W (1935) Austinite, a new arsenate mineral, from Gold Hill, Utah, American Mineralogist, 20, 112-119   [view file]

Richmond W E (1940) Crystal chemistry of the phosphates, arsenates and vanadates of the type A2XO4(Z), American Mineralogist, 25, 441-478   [view file]

Fleischer M (1945) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 30, 548-550   [view file]

Sumin de Portilla V I (1974) Infrared spectroscopic investigation of the structure of some natural arsenates and the nature of H-bonds in their structures, The Canadian Mineralogist, 12, 262-268   [view file]

Jambor J L, Owens D R, Dutrizac J E (1980) Solid solution in the adelite group of arsenates, The Canadian Mineralogist, 18, 191-195   [view file]

Giuseppetti G, Tadini C (1988) The crystal structure of austinite, CaZn(AsO4)(OH), from Kamareza, Laurion (Greece), Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1988, 159-166

Clark L A, Pluth J J, Steele I, Smith J V, Sutton S R (1997) Crystal structure of austinite, CaZn(AsO4)OH, Mineralogical Magazine, 61, 677-683   [view file]

Martens W, Frost R L, Williams P A (2003) Molecular structure of the adelite group of minerals - a Raman spectroscopic study, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 34, 104-111