Cuprite R050384

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Name: Cuprite
RRUFF ID: R050384
Ideal Chemistry: Cu2O
Locality: Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 9678 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Deep red to nearly black cubes
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050384.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu2.00O
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Sample is oriented and mounted onto a pin.
Pin ID: M00339
Orientation: Laser parallel to  b*  (0 1 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  c   [0 0 1].
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RRUFF ID: R050384
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050384.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050384.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.2700(2)Å    b: 4.2700(2)Å    c: 4.2700(2)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 77.855(9)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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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 Cuprite

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]

Haidinger W (1845) Zweite Klasse: Geogenide. XI. Ordnung. Erze. III. Kupfererz. Cuprit., in Handbuch der Bestimmenden Mineralogie Bei Braumüller and Seidel Wien 546-555   [view file]

Pinsker Z G, Imamov R M (1964) Production and investigation of thin films of Cu2O, Soviet Physics - Crystallography, 9, 334-335   [view file]

Kirfel A, Eichhorn K (1990) Accurate structure analysis with synchrotron radiation. The electron density in Al2O3 and Cu2O, Acta Crystallographica, A46, 271-284

Lippmann T, Schneider J R (2000) Topological analyses of cuprite, Cu2O, using high-energy synchrotron-radiation data, Acta Crystallographica, A56, 575-584

Beccara S, Dalba G, Fornasini P, Grisenti R, Sanson A, Rocca F (2002) Local thermal expansion in a cuprite structure: the case of Ag2O, Physical Review Letters, 89, 025503-4

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

Bowles J F W, Suárez S, Prichard H M, Fisher P C (2018) The mineralogy, geochemistry and genesis of the alluvial platinum-group minerals of the Freetown Layered Complex, Sierra Leone, Mineralogical Magazine, 82, S223-S246

Markl G, Keim M F, Bayerl R (2019) Unusual mineral diversity in hydrothermal vein-type deposit: The Clara mine, SW Germany, as a type example, The Canadian Mineralogist, 57, 427-456