Chalcanthite R050354

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Name: Chalcanthite
RRUFF ID: R050354
Ideal Chemistry: Cu(SO4)·5H2O
Locality: Utah, USA
Source: California Institute of Technology W-3954
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Group of blue parallel prismatic crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Chalcanthite (8) ]
Quick search: [ All Chalcanthite samples (4) ]
RRUFF ID: R050354.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu1.00S1.00O4·5H2O
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050354
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050354.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050354.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.1161(3)Å    b: 10.7129(7)Å    c: 5.9593(4)Å
alpha: 82.376(5)°    beta: 107.301(5)°    gamma: 102.593(4)°   Volume: 362.86(3)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Chalcanthite

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]

Dioscorides P, [Translated by Cornarius J, 1557] (70) Chalcantum, in De materia medica Libri V. Froben Basileae 451-453   [view file]

Kupffer A F (1826) Ueber die Krystallisation des Kupfervitriols, nebst allgemeinen Betrachtungen über das ein- und eingliedrige oder tetartoprismatische System, Annalen der Physik, 84, 215-230   [view file]

Beudant F S (1832) Cyanose, in Traité Élémentaire de Minéralogie, 2nd Edition Paris 486-486   [view file]

von Kobell F (1853) Chalkanthit, in Die Mineral-Namen und die Mineralogische Nomenklatur J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung München 80-80   [view file]

Lakshman S V J, Reddy B J (1973) Optical absorption spectra of Cu2+ in chalcanthite and malachite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 12, 207-210   [view file]

Bacon G E, Titterton D H (1975) Neutron-diffraction studies of CuSO4·5(H2O) and CuSO4·5(D2O), Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 141, 330-341   [view file]

Mestres L, Martinez M L, Rodriguez A (1987) The isomorphism between CuSeO4·5H2O and CuSO4·5H2O, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 180, 179-187   [view file]

Shannon R D, Shannon R C, Medenbach O, Fischer R X (2002) Refractive index and dispersion of flourides and oxides, Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 31, 931-970   [view file]