Faustite R060891

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Name: Faustite
RRUFF ID: R060891
Ideal Chemistry: ZnAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Locality: Bingham Copper mine, Salt Lake County, Utah
Source: Michael Scott S101025 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Aggregate of pale green spheres
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Mineral Group: [ turquoise (9) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060891
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Faustite

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]

Erd R C, Foster M D, Proctor P D (1953) Faustite, a new mineral, the zinc analogue of turquois, American Mineralogist, 38, 964-972   [view file]

Fleischer M (1954) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 39, 402-408   [view file]

Kolitsch U, Giester G (2000) The crystal structure of faustite and its copper analogue turquoise, Mineralogical Magazine, 64, 905-913   [view file]

Rossi M, Rizzi R, Vergara A, Capitelli F, Altomare A, Bellatreccia F, Saviano M, Ghiara R M (2017) Compositional variation of turquoise-group minerals from the historical collection of the Real Museo Mineralogico of the University of Naples, Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1405-1429