Petersite-(Y) R060538

Name: Petersite-(Y)
RRUFF ID: R060538
Ideal Chemistry: Cu6Y(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Locality: Laurel Hill, Secaucus, New Jersey, USA
Source: Michael Scott S100204 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Divergent sprays of pale green fibers
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Mineral Group: [ Mixite (10) ]
RRUFF ID: R060538.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample.
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 16% of 150mW
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REFERENCES for Petersite-(Y)

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Frost R L, Weier M, Martens W N (2005) Raman microscopy of synthetic goudeyite (YCu6(AsO4)2(OH)6ยท3H2O), Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 63, 685-689   [link]

Frost R L, Weier M, Martens W (2006) Using Raman spectroscopy to identify mixite minerals, Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 63, 60-65   [link]