Orthoserpierite R050292

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Name: Orthoserpierite
RRUFF ID: R050292
Ideal Chemistry: CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2O
Locality: Platosa mine, Bermijillo, Durango, Mexico
Source: Peter Megaw
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Turquoise-blue bladed crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050292.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ca1.00(Cu3.19Zn0.81)Σ=4(S1.00O4)2(OH)6·3H2O
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RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R050292
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050292
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050292.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 21.8905(7)Å    b: 6.2234(4)Å    c: 20.354(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 2772.9(2)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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REFERENCES for Orthoserpierite

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]

Sarp H (1985) Orthoserpiérite Ca(CuZn)4(SO4)2(OH)6·3H2O, un nouveau minéral de la Mine de Chessy, France, polymorphe de la serpiérite, Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 65, 1-7

Hawthorne F C, Jambor J L, Bladh K W, Burke E A J, Grice J D, Phillips D, Roberts A C, Schedler R A, Shigley J E (1987) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 72, 1023-1028   [view file]

Krause W, Täuber H (1992) Zum Kenntnisstand der Minerale Serpierit, Orthoserpierit und Devillin, Aufschluss, 43, 1-25