Nissonite R100068

Name: Nissonite
RRUFF ID: R100068
Ideal Chemistry: Cu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2·5H2O
Locality: Boss mine, Goodsprings district, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Source: Bob Jenkins [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pale blue bladed crystals associated with green malachite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Sample Description: Unoriented Sample

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RRUFF ID: R100068
Sample Description: Unoriented Sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R100068.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 22.495(6)Å    b: 5.015(2)Å    c: 10.500(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 99.70(1)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1167.6(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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REFERENCES for Nissonite

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]

Mrose M E, Meyrowitz R, Alfors J T, Chesterman C W (1966) Nissonite, CuMg(PO4)(OH)·2½H2O, a new hydrous copper magnesium phosphate mineral from the Panoche Valley, California·, Geological Society of America, Abstracts Annual Meetings, 1966, 145-146   [view file]

Fleischer M (1967) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 52, 925-929   [view file]

Fleischer M (1969) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 54, 326-330   [view file]

Bayliss P (1986) X-ray powder data for nissonite and waylandite, Powder Diffraction, 1, 331-333

Groat L A, Hawthorne F C (1990) The crystal structure of nissonite, American Mineralogist, 75, 1170-1175   [view file]