Leverettite R160009

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Name: Leverettite
RRUFF ID: R160009
Ideal Chemistry: Cu3CoCl2(OH)6
Locality: Torrecillas mine, Salar Grande, Iquique Provence, Chile
Source: Robert Jenkins [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark green rhombohedral, as well as apple green druse
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Atacamite (16) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R160009.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu3(Cu0.68Co0.19Ni0.04Mg0.02)Σ=0.93Cl1.98(OH)6
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R160009
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: none 532nm @ 100% of mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R160009.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.8700(31)Å    b: 6.8700(31)Å    c: 14.1388(98)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 577.90(17)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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REFERENCES for Leverettite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Kampf A R, Sciberras M J, Williams P A, Dini M, Molina Donoso A A (2013) Leverettite from the Torrecillas mine, Iquique Provence, Chile: the Co-analogue of herbertsmithite, Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3047-3054

Williams P A, Hatert F, Pasero M, Mills S J (2013) IMA Commission on new minerals, nomenclature and classification (CNMNC) Newsletter 16. New minerals and nomenclature modifications approved in 2013, Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2695-2709   [view file]

Belakovskiy D I, Cámara F (2016) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 101, 487-492   [view file]

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