Spherocobaltite R060497

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Name: Spherocobaltite
RRUFF ID: R060497
Ideal Chemistry: Co(CO3)
Locality: Bou Azzer, Anti Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Source: Michael Scott S100046 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Group of red rhombohedral crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
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RRUFF ID: R060497.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Co0.68Mg0.15Ni0.07Ca0.05Fe0.04Mn0.01)Σ=1CO3 ; C not measured but estimated by difference and stoichiometry
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060497
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060497.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.656(2)Å    b: 4.656(2)Å    c: 15.024(9)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 282.04(8)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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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 Spherocobaltite

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]

Weisbach A (1877) Mineralogische Mittheilungen, Jahrbuch für das Berg- und Hüttenwesen im Königreiche Sachsen, 1877, 42-53   [view file]

Palache C, Berman H, Frondel C (1951) Cobaltocalcite [CoCO3], in The System of Mineralogy, Volume II, Seventh Edition John Wiley and Sons, Inc New York 175-176   [view file]

Rutt H N, Nicola J H (1974) Raman spectra of carbonates of calcite structure, Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 7, 4522-4528

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

Pertlik F (1986) Structures of hydrothermally synthesized cobalt(II) carbonate and nickel(II) carbonate, Acta Crystallographica, C42, 4-5

Tareen J A K, Fazeli A R, Basavalingu, Bhandage G T (1991) Hydrothermal decomposition curves and thermodynamic data for spherocobaltite (CoCO3) and gaspeite (NiCO3), European Journal of Mineralogy, 3, 501-505

Barton I F, Yang H, Barton M D (2014) The mineralogy, geochemistry, and metallurgy of cobalt in the rhombohedral carbonates, The Canadian Mineralogist, 52, 653-669

Hazen R M, Hystad G, Golden J J, Hummer D R, Liu C, Downs R T, Morrison S M, Ralph J, Grew E S (2017) Cobalt mineral ecology, American Mineralogist, 102, 108-116