Zálesíite R060228

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Name: Zálesíite
RRUFF ID: R060228
Ideal Chemistry: CaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6·3H2O
Locality: Hilarion mine, near Kamareza, Laurium, Attica Penninsula, Greece
Source: Michael Scott S100145 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Radiating light blue acicular crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Mixite (10) ]
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RRUFF ID: R060228.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Ca0.53La0.22Nd0.14Y0.11)Σ=1(Cu2+5.55Fe0.25Zn0.20)Σ=6(As1.00O4)2(As1.00O3.47(OH)0.53)(OH)6·3H2O; OH estimated by charge balance; H2O by difference;
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060228
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060228.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 13.63(2)Å    b: 13.63(2)Å    c: 5.929(8)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 954(2)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 Zálesíite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Aruga A, Nakai I (1985) Structure of Ca-rich agardite, (Ca0.40Y0.31Fe0.09Ce0.06La0.04Nd0.01)Cu6.19[(AsO4)2.42(HAsO4)0.49](OH)6.38·3H2O, Acta Crystallographica, C41, 161-163   [link]

Kolitsch U (1997) Neufunde von Mineralien aus einigen Vorkommen der Vogesen, Frankreich: Triembach, Bluttenberg und Val d'Ajol, Aufschluss, 48, 65-91

Sejkora J, Rídkošil T, Šrein V (1999) Zálesíite, a new mineral of the mixite group, from Zálesí, Rychlebské hory Mts., Czech Republic, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen, 175, 105-124

Jambor J L, Grew E S, Roberts A C (2000) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 85, 1561-1565   [view file]

Walenta K (2003) Mineralien der Mixitgruppe aus dem Schwarzwald, Der Erzgräber, 17, 46-51

Cejka J, Sejkora J, Plášil J, Keeffe E C, Bahfenne S, Palmer S J, Frost R L (2010) A Raman and infrared spectroscopic study of Ca2+ dominant members of the mixite group from the Czech Republic, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 42, 1154-1159