Hydrozincite R050635

Name: Hydrozincite
RRUFF ID: R050635
Ideal Chemistry: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Locality: Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 13438 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Sample is coated with colorless thin bladed crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
RRUFF ID: R050635.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: Zn5.00(CO3)2(OH)6
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 785nm @ 100% of 500 mW
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RRUFF ID: R050635.9
Sample Description: Powder, cell parameters are from single crystal
Cell Refinement Output: a: 13.54(1)Å    b: 6.287(6)Å    c: 5.382(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 95.74(5)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 456.0(4)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Hydrozincite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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