Liroconite R050535

Name: Liroconite
RRUFF ID: R050535
Ideal Chemistry: Cu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4·4H2O
Locality: Wheal Gorland, St. Day, Cornwall, England
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 291 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Blue tabular crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Liroconite (1) ]
RRUFF ID: R050535.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050535
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050535.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050535.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.6647(4)Å    b: 7.5839(6)Å    c: 9.9041(8)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 91.186(3)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 951.07(7)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 Liroconite

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]

Mohs F (1822) IV. Malachite. II. Lirokon-malachit., in Grund-Riβ der Mineralogie, Volume 1 Arnoldischen buchhandlung Dresden 544-547

Mohs F, translated into English by Haidinger W (1825) IV. Order. Malachite. II. Lirocone-malachite, in Treatise on Mineralogy, Volume 1 Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh 416-418   [view file]

Church A H (1895) A chemical study of some native arsenates and phosphates, Mineralogical Magazine, 11, 1-12   [view file]

Berry L G (1951) Observations on chonichalcite, cornwallite, euchroite liroconite and olivenite, American Mineralogist, 36, 484-503   [view file]

Kolesova R V, Fesenko E G (1968) Determination of the crystal structure of liroconite, Cu2Al[AsO4](OH)4·4H2O, Soviet Physics - Crystallography, 13, 324-328   [view file]

Burns P C, Eby R K, Hawthorne F C (1991) Refinement of the structure of liroconite, a heteropolyhedral framework oxysalt mineral, Acta Crystallographica, C47, 916-919

Plumhoff A M, Plášil J, Dachs E, Benisek A, Sejkora J, Števko M, Rumsen M S, Majzlan J (2020) Thermodynamic properties, crystal structure and phase relations of pushcharovskite [Cu(AsO3OH)(H2O) · 0.5H2O], geminite [Cu(AsO3OH)(H2O)] and liroconite [Cu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 · 4H2O], European Journal of Mineralogy, 32, 285-304