Moorhouseite R130745

Name: Moorhouseite
RRUFF ID: R130745
Ideal Chemistry: Co(SO4)·6H2O
Locality: Bou Azer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-DraĆ¢ Region, Morocco
Source: Donald Doell
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Light-pinkish fine grains, associated with pink or dark pink spherocobaltite.
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Hexahydrite (4) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R130745
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R130745.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.079(3)Å    b: 7.250(2)Å    c: 24.372(6)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 98.34(1)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1762(1)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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REFERENCES for Moorhouseite

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]

Zalkin A, Ruben H, Templeton D H (1962) The crystal structure of cobalt sulfate hexahydrate, Acta Crystallographica, 15, 1219-1224

Fleischer M (1965) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 50, 805-813   [view file]

Jambor J L, Boyle R W (1965) Moorhouseite and aplowite, new cobalt minerals from Walton, Nova Scotia, The Canadian Mineralogist, 8, 166-171   [view file]

Elerman Y (1988) Refinement of the crystal structure of CoSO4·6H2O, Acta Crystallographica, C44, 599-601

Hazen R M, Hystad G, Golden J J, Hummer D R, Liu C, Downs R T, Morrison S M, Ralph J, Grew E S (2017) Cobalt mineral ecology, American Mineralogist, 102, 108-116   [view file]