Variscite R040180

Name: Variscite
RRUFF ID: R040180
Ideal Chemistry: Al(PO4)·2H2O
Locality: de Linde mine, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 12853 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Indistinct green crystals forming a glassy crust
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
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RRUFF ID: R040180.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Al0.98P1.00O4·2H2O
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R040180
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R040180.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.778(4)Å    b: 8.531(2)Å    c: 9.586(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 799.6(5)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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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 Variscite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Taxer K, Bartl H (2004) On the dimorphy between the variscite and clinovariscite group: refined finestructural relationship of strengite and clinostrengite, Fe(PO4)·2H2O, Crystal Research and Technology, 39, 1080-1088

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Rossi M, Rizzi R, Vergara A, Capitelli F, Altomare A, Bellatreccia F, Saviano M, Ghiara R M (2017) Compositional variation of turquoise-group minerals from the historical collection of the Real Museo Mineralogico of the University of Naples, Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1405-1429