Herbertsmithite R060387

Name: Herbertsmithite
RRUFF ID: R060387
Ideal Chemistry: Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
Locality: San Francisco mine, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta, Chile
Source: Michael Scott S100103 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Greenish-blue thin hexagonal plates associated with hemimorphite, anglesite, and quartz
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Atacamite (16) ]
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RRUFF ID: R060387.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Cu2.98Zn0.02)Σ=3Zn1.00(OH)6Cl2.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R060387
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060387.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.8263(3)Å    b: 6.8263(3)Å    c: 14.0666(8)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 567.67(6)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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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 Herbertsmithite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Braithwaite R S W, Mereiter K, Paar W H, Clark A M (2004) Herbertsmithite, Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2, a new species and the definition of paratacamite, Mineralogical Magazine, 68, 527-539   [view file]

Mandarino J A (2004) New minerals, The Canadian Mineralogist, 42, 1901-1927   [view file]

Jambor J L, Grew E S, Roberts A C (2005) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 90, 518-522   [view file]

Clissold M E, Leverett P, Williams P A, Hibbs D E, Nickel E H (2007) The structure of gillardite, the Ni-analogue of herbertsmithite, from Widgiemooltha, Western Australia, The Canadian Mineralogist, 45, 317-320   [view file]

Helton J S, Matan K, Shores M P, Nytko E A, Bartlett B M, Yoshida Y, Takano Y, Suslov A, Qiu Y, Chung J H, Nocera D G, Lee Y S (2007) Spin dynamics of the spin-1/2 Kagome lattice antiferromagnet ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2, Physical Review Letters, 98, 107204-4

Misguich G, Sindzingre P (2007) Magnetic susceptibility and specific heat of the spin-1/2 Heisenberg model on the kagome lattice and experimental data on ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2, The European Physical Journal B, 59, 305-309

Freedman D E, Han T H, Prodi A, Müller P, Huang Q Z, Chen Y S, Webb S M, Lee Y S, McQueen T M, Nocera D G (2010) Site specific X-ray anomalous dispersion of the geometrically frustrated Kagomé magnet, herbertsmithite, ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, 16185-16190

Malcherek T, Bindi L, Dini M, Ghiara M R, Molina Donoso A, Nestola F, Rossi M, Schlüter J (2014) Tondiite, Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2, the Mg-analogue of herbertsmithite, Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 583-590

Sciberras M J, Leverett P, Williams P A, Schlüter J, Malcherek T, Welch M D, Downes P J, Hibbs D E, Kampf A R (2017) Structural and compositional variations of basic Cu(II) chlorides in the herbertsmithite and gillardite structure field, Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 123-134