Cyanotrichite R070405

Name: Cyanotrichite
RRUFF ID: R070405
Ideal Chemistry: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12(H2O)2
Locality: Springbok mine, Okiep Copper District, Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Source: Michael Scott S103915 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Matted aggregates of sky blue fibers
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Mineral Group: [ Cyanotrichite (4) ]
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070405
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 25% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Cyanotrichite

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]

Glocker E F (1839) 17. Kupferlasur. Anhang. 1. Der noch wenig gelannte Cyanotrichit, in Grundrib der Mineralogie, mit Einschlub der Geognosie und Petrefactenkunde Schrag Nurnberg 585-587   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1967) Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 36, 131-136   [view file]

Kolitsch U, Götzinger M (2000) Einige Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald: Eulytin, Namibit, Volborthit, Gearksutit, Spertiniit, Monazit-(La), Protasit, Sainfeldit, Cyanotrichit und Vauquelinit, Der Erzgräber, 14, 33-47

Frost R L, Williams P A, Martens W, Leverett P, Kloprogge J T (2004) Raman spectroscopy of basic copper (II) and some complex copper (II) sulfate minerals: Implications for hydrogen bonding, American Mineralogist, 89, 1130-1137   [view file]

Hager S L, Leverett P, Williams P A (2009) Possible structural and chemical relationships in the cyanotrichite group, The Canadian Mineralogist, 47, 635-648   [view file]

Mills S J, Christy A G, Colombo F, Price J R (2015) The crystal structure of cyanotrichite, Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 321-335