Mercallite R070072

Name: Mercallite
RRUFF ID: R070072
Ideal Chemistry: KH(SO4)
Locality: crater of Mount Vesuvius, Campagnano di Roma, Italy
Source: Michael Scott S105078 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Globular aggregate of white grains, similar in appearance to a snowball
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070072
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Mercallite

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]

Carobbi G (1935) «Mercallite» nuovo minerale fra i prodotti dell'attivita fumarolica vesuviana del 1933, Rendiconti, Reale Accademia dei Lincei, 21, 385-393   [view file]

Loopstra L H, MacGillavry V H (1958) The crystal structure of KHSO4 (mercallite), Acta Crystallographica, 11, 349-354

Cruickshank D W J (1964) Refinements of structures containing bonds between Si, P, S or Cl and O or N. VIII. KHSO4 (mercallite), Acta Crystallographica, 17, 682-683

Cotton F A, Frenz B A, Hunter D L (1975) The structure of potassium hydrogen sulfate, Acta Crystallographica, B31, 302-304

Payan F, Haser R (1976) On the hydrogen bonding in potassium hydrogen sulphate. Comparison with a previous crystal structure determination, Acta Crystallographica, B32, 1875-1879