Phosphosiderite R070519

Name: Phosphosiderite
RRUFF ID: R070519
Ideal Chemistry: Fe3+(PO4)·2H2O
Locality: Stewart mine, Pala, San Diego County, California, USA
Source: James Shigley [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Bluish-purple fine-grained botryoidal and tabular crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Phosphosiderite (6) ]
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070519
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070519.9
Sample Description: Powder, using Mo radiation
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.298(3)Å    b: 9.806(1)Å    c: 8.720(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 91.02(6)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 453.0(3)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Phosphosiderite

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]

Bruhns W, Busz K (1890) Phosphosiderit, ein neues Mineral von der Grube Kalterborn bei Eiserfeld im Siegenschen, Zeitschrift für Krystallographie und Mineralogie, 17, 555-560   [view file]

Palache C, Berman H, Frondel C (1951) Metastrengite [FePO4·2H2O], in The System of Mineralogy, Volume II, Seventh Edition John Wiley and Sons, Inc New York 769-771   [view file]

Fleischer M (1952) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 37, 359-362   [view file]

Moore P B (1966) The crystal structure of metastrengite and its relationship to strengite and phosphophyllite, American Mineralogist, 51, 168-176   [view file]

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

International Mineralogical Association (1980) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 1053-1055   [view file]

Shigley J E, Brown G E (1985) Occurance and alteration of phosphate minerals at the Stewart Pegmatite, Pala District, San Diego County, California, American Mineralogist, 70, 395-408   [view file]

Frost R L, Weier M L, Erickson K L, Carmody O, Mills S J (2004) Raman spectroscopy of phosphates of the variscite mineral group, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 35, 1047-1055   [link]

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

Dyar M D, Jawin E R, Breves E, Marchand G, Nelms M, Lane M D, Mertzman S A, Bish D L and Bishop J L (2014) Mössbauer parameters of iron in phosphate minerals: Implications for interpretation of martian data, American Mineralogist, 99, 914-942   [view file]

Birch W D (2018) Minerals in the arrojadite, alluaudite and jahnsite-whiteite groups from the Mount Wills pegmatite field, Victoria, Australia, European Journal of Mineralogy, 30, 635-645