Leiteite R040011

Name: Leiteite
RRUFF ID: R040011
Ideal Chemistry: ZnAs3+2O4
Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otavi District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Source: Dave Bunk Minerals
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Transparent tan colored flexible lamellar crystal
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
RRUFF ID: R040011.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Zn1.00As3+2.00O4
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R040011
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040011.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R040011.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.5443(4)Å    b: 5.0143(3)Å    c: 17.6107(7)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.751(4)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 401.26(4)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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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 Leiteite

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]

Cesbron F P, Erd R C, Czamanski G K, Vachey H (1977) Leiteite: a new mineral from Tsumeb, The Mineralogical Record, 8, 95-97   [view file]

Fleischer M, Cabri L J, Pabst A (1977) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 62, 1259-1262   [view file]

Ghose S, Sen Gupta P K, Schlemper E O (1987) Leiteite, ZnAs2O4: a novel type of tetrahedral layer structure with arsenite chains, American Mineralogist, 72, 629-632   [view file]

Bahfenne S, Rintoul L, Frost R L (2011) Single-crystal Raman spectroscopy of natural leiteite (ZnAs2O4) and comparison with the synthesised mineral, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 42, 659-666