Reichenbachite R060867



Name: Reichenbachite
RRUFF ID: R060867
Ideal Chemistry: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Locality: Old Gunnislake mine, Gunnislake, Cornwall, England
Source: Michael Scott S100853 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Green spherical aggregates forming a coating on quartz
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R060867
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Reichenbachite

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]

Anderson J B, Shoemaker G L, Kostiner E, Ruszala F A (1977) The crystal structure of synthetic Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4, a polymorph of pseudomalachite, American Mineralogist, 62, 115-121   [view file]

Sieber N H W, Tillmanns E, Medenbach O (1987) Hentschelite, CuFe2(PO4)2(OH)2, a new member of the lazulite group, and reichenbachite, Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4, a polymorph of pseudomalachite, two new copper phosphate minerals from Reichenbach, Germany, American Mineralogist, 72, 404-408   [view file]

Frost R L, Kloprogge T, Williams P A, Martens W, Johnson T E, Leverett P (2002) Vibrational spectroscopy of the basic copper phosphate minerals: pseudomalachite, ludjibaite and reichenbachite, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 58, 2861-2868   [link]

Frost R L, Williams P A, Martens W, Kloprogge J T, Leverett P (2002) Raman spectroscopy of the basic copper phosphate minerals cornetite, libethenite, pseudomalachite, reichenbachite and ludjibaite, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 33, 260-263   [link]

Martens W N, Frost R L, Williams P A (2003) The basic copper phosphate minerals pseudomalachite, ludjibaite and reichenbachite: an infrared emission and Raman spectroscopic study, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 2003, 337-362