Pseudomalachite R050264

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Name: Pseudomalachite
RRUFF ID: R050264
Ideal Chemistry: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Locality: Cerro Morita, 27 km southwest of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico
Source: Marcus Origlieri [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Blue powdery crust
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R050264.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Cu4.91Al0.04   0.03Ca0.02)Σ=5((P1.98S0.02)Σ=1O4)2(OH)4 ; = light phase
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R050264
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R050264.9
Sample Description: Powder, using Mo radiation
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REFERENCES for Pseudomalachite

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]

Hausmann J F L (1813) Pseudomalachit, in Handbuch der Mineralogie, Volume 3 Göttingen 1036-1041   [view file]

Berry L G (1950) On pseudomalachite and cornetite, American Mineralogist, 35, 365-385   [view file]

Anderson J B, Shoemaker G L, Kostiner E, Ruszala F A (1977) The crystal structure of synthetic Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4, a polymorph of pseudomalachite, American Mineralogist, 62, 115-121   [view file]

Shoemaker G L, Anderson J B, Kostiner E (1977) Refinement of the crystal structure of pseudomalachite, American Mineralogist, 62, 1042-1048   [view file]

Jambor J L, Bladh K W, Ercit T S, Grice J D, Grew E S (1988) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 73, 927-935   [view file]

Frost R L, Kloprogge T, Williams P A, Martens W, Johnson T E, Leverett P (2002) Vibrational spectroscopy of the basic copper phosphate minerals: pseudomalachite, ludjibaite and reichenbachite, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 58, 2861-2868   [link]

Frost R L, Williams P A, Martens W, Kloprogge J T, Leverett P (2002) Raman spectroscopy of the basic copper phosphate minerals cornetite, libethenite, pseudomalachite, reichenbachite and ludjibaite, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 33, 260-263   [link]

Martens W, Frost R L (2003) An infrared spectroscopic study of the basic copper phosphate minerals: cornetite, libethenite, and pseudomalachite, American Mineralogist, 88, 37-46   [view file]

Martens W N, Frost R L, Williams P A (2003) The basic copper phosphate minerals pseudomalachite, ludjibaite and reichenbachite: an infrared emission and Raman spectroscopic study, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 2003, 337-362

Plášil J, Sejkora J, Cejka J, Škoda R, Goliáš V (2009) Supergene mineralization of the Medvedín uranium deposit, Krkonoše Mountains, Czech Republic, Journal of Geosciences, 54, 15-56

Majzlan J, Zittlau A H, Grevel K, Schliesser J, Woodfield B F, Dachs E, Števko M, Chovan M, Plášil J, Sejkora J, Milovská S (2015) Thermodynamic properties and phase equilibria of the secondary copper minerals libethenite, olivenite, pseudomalachite, kröhnkite, cyanochroite, and devilline, The Canadian Mineralogist, 53, 937-960

Ciesielczuk J, Janeczek J, Dulski M, Krzykawski T (2016) Pseudomalachite-cornwallite and kipushite-philipsburgite solid solutions: chemical composition and Raman spectroscopy, European Journal of Mineralogy, 28, 555-569

Makovicky E (2019) The pseudomalachite-ludjibaite-reichenbachite conundrum: OD description, The Canadian Mineralogist, 57, 571-581