Dioptase R040028

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Name: Dioptase
RRUFF ID: R040028
Ideal Chemistry: CuSiO3·H2O
Locality: Tantara mine, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 8501 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Bluish green coarsely crystallized fragment
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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RRUFF ID: R040028.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu1.00Si1.00O3┬ĚH2O; H2O estimated by difference
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: M00307
Orientation: Laser parallel to  a*  (1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  b   [0 1 0].

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RRUFF ID: R040028
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040028.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R040028.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 14.5757(2)Å    b: 14.5757(2)Å    c: 7.7810(2)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 120.°   Volume: 1431.62(4)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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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Dioptase

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]

Delamétherie J C (1793) De la cristallisation d'une émeraude, Observations sur la Physique, sur l’Histoire Naturelle et sur les Arts, 42, 154-154   [view file]

Haüy R J (1797) Dioptase (N.N.), c'est-à-dire, visible au travers, Journal des Mines, 5, 274-275   [view file]

Hauy C (1798) Sur la dioptase, Bulletin des Science, par la Société Philomathique, 1798, 101-101   [view file]

Vauquelin L N (1798) De la dioptase de Hauy, émeraudine de delamétherie. Essai dur la dioptase, Observations sur la Physique, sur l’Histoire Naturelle et sur les Arts, 46, 301-302   [view file]

Belov N V (1957) New silicate structures, Acta Crystallographica, 10, 757-758

Adams D M, Gardner I R (1974) Single-crystal vibrational spectra of beryl and dioptase, Dalton Transactions, 1974, 1502-1505

Belov N V, Maksimov B A, Nozik Y Z, Muradyan L A (1978) The refinement of the crystal structure of dioptase Cu6(Si6O18)(H2O)6 by the X-ray and neutron diffraction methods, Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 239, 842-845   [view file]

McKeown D A, Kim C C, Bell M I (1995) Vibrational analysis of dioptase Cu6Si6O18·6(H2O) and its puckered six-member ring, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 22, 137-144

Goryainov S V (1996) Dehydration-induced changes in the vibrational states of dioptase, Journal of Structural Chemistry, 37, 58-64

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]

Stebbins F J (2017) Toward the wider application of 29Si NMR spectroscopy to paramagnetic transition metal silicate minerals: copper (II) silicates, American Mineralogist, 102, 2406-2414

Qin F, Wu X, Qin S, Zhang D, Prakapenka V B, Jacobsen S D (2018) Pressure-induced dehydration of dioptase: A single-crystal X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy study, Comptes Rendus Geoscience, In Press, 1-8   [link]