Brochantite R060133

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Name: Brochantite
RRUFF ID: R060133
Ideal Chemistry: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Locality: Shattuck mine, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 13625 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Deep green thick prismatic crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060133.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu4.00S1.00O4(OH)6
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R060133
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060133.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.7568(5)Å    b: 9.8657(6)Å    c: 6.0334(3)Å
alpha: 89.09(4)°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 759.23(6)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 Brochantite

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]

Levy A (1824) On a new mineral substance, The Annals of Philosophy, 8, 241-245   [view file]

Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 305-321   [view file]

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

Cocco G, Mazzi F (1959) La struttura della brochantite, Periodico di Mineralogia, 28, 121-149

Mrose M E, Reichen L E (1965) Mineralogical notes: evidence for the identity of kamarezite with brochantite, Cu4(SO4)(OH)6, American Mineralogist, 50, 1450-1457   [view file]

Fleischer M (1973) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 58, 560-562   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1980) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 1053-1055   [view file]

Helliwell M, Smith J V (1997) Brochantite, Acta Crystallographica, C53, 1369-1371

Frost R L (2003) Raman spectroscopy of selected copper minerals of significance in corrosion, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 59, 1195-1204

Martens W, Frost R L, Kloprogge J T, Williams P A (2003) Raman spectroscopic study of the basic copper sulphates - implications for copper corrosion and ‘bronze disease’, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 34, 145-151

Merlino S, Perchiazzi N, Franco D (2003) Brochantite, Cu4SO4(OH)6: OD character, polytypism and crystal structures, European Journal of Mineralogy, 15, 267-275

Frost R L, Williams P A, Martens W, Leverett P, Kloprogge J T (2004) Raman spectroscopy of basic copper (II) and some complex copper (II) sulfate minerals: Implications for hydrogen bonding, American Mineralogist, 89, 1130-1137   [view file]

Lane M D (2007) Mid-infrared emission spectroscopy of sulfate and sulfate-bearing minerals, American Mineralogist, 92, 1-18   [view file]

Mills S J, Kampf A R, Pasero M, Merlino S (2010) Discreditation of "orthobrochantite" (IMA 78-64) as the MDO1 polytype of brochantite, European Journal of Mineralogy, 22, 453-457   [view file]

Girgsdies F, Behrens M (2012) On the structural relations of malachite. II. The brochanite MDO polytypes, Acta Crystallographica, B68, 571-577