Ashburtonite R200012

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Name: Ashburtonite
RRUFF ID: R200012
Ideal Chemistry: HCu4Pb4Si4O12(HCO3)4(OH)4Cl
Locality: Ashburton Downs Station, Western Australia, Australia
Source: Bob Jenkins
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Blue prismatic crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Cerchiaraite (4) ]
Quick search: [ All Ashburtonite samples (3) ]
RRUFF ID: R200012.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Bright phase is duftite.
RRUFF ID: R200012
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 14.266(3)Å    b: 14.266(3)Å    c: 6.089(1) Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1239.2(4)Å3    Crystal System: tetragonal

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REFERENCES for Ashburtonite

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]

Grice J D, Nickel E H, Gault R A (1991) Ashburtonite, a new bicarbonate-silicate mineral from Ashburton Downs, Western Australia: Description and structure determination, American Mineralogist, 76, 1701-1707   [view file]

Kampf A R, Pluth J J, Chen Y S, Roberts A C, Housley R M (2013) Bobmeyerite, a new mineral from Tiger, Arizona, USA, structurally related to cerchiaraite and ashburtonite, Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 81-91   [view file]