Mopungite R140229

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Name: Mopungite
RRUFF ID: R140229
Ideal Chemistry: NaSb5+(OH)6
Locality: Desert Peak, Nevada, USA
Source: Rock Currier [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless or pale yellow tabular or prismatic crystals, associated with yellowish cervantite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Perovskite (44) ]
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R140229
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 780nm @ 100% of 600mW
RRUFF ID: R140229
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.0129(5)Å    b: 8.0129(5) Å    c: 7.8813(5)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 506.03(5) Å3    Crystal System: tetragonal

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REFERENCES for Mopungite

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]

Schrewelius N (1938) Röntgenuntersuchung der verbindungen NaSb(OH)6, NaSb6, NaSbO3 und gleichartiger stoffe, Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, 238, 241-254   [view file]

Dunn P J, Ferraiolo J A, Fleischer M, Gobel V, Grice J D, Langley R H, Shigley J E, Vanko D A, Zilczer J A (1985) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 70, 1329-1335   [view file]

Williams S A (1985) Mopungite a new mineral from Nevada, The Mineralogical Record, 16, 73-74   [view file]

Rintoul L, Bahfenne S, Frost R L (2011) Single-crystal Raman spectroscopy of brandholzite Mg[Sb(OH)6]2·6H2O and bottinoite Ni[Sb(OH)6]2·6H2O and the polycrystalline Raman spectrum of mopungite Na[Sb(OH)6], Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 42, 1147-1153

Bittarello E, Cámara F, Ciriotti M E, Marengo A (2015) Ottensite, brizziite and mopungite from Pereta mine (Tuscany, Italy): new occurrences and crystal structure refinement of mopungite, Mineralogy and Petrology, 109, 431-442

Mitchell R H, Welch M D, Chakhmouradian A R (2017) Nomenclature of the perovskite supergroup: A hierarchical system of classification based on crystal structure and composition, Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 411-461   [view file]

Roper A J, Leverett P, Murphy T D, Williams P A (2018) The stability of the rare sodium antimonate, brizziite, and it's role in Sb mobility, Mineralogical Magazine, 82, 89-93