Rapidcreekite R070287

Name: Rapidcreekite
RRUFF ID: R070287
Ideal Chemistry: Ca2(SO4)(CO3)·4H2O
Locality: Locality 1 (Crosscut Creek), Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
Source: Mark Mauthner 3357 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Radiating aggregate of thin bladed to acicular colorless to white crystals on iron oxide stained quartz crystals.
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070287
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070287.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 15.526(3)Å    b: 19.198(4)Å    c: 6.173(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1839.85(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 Rapidcreekite

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]

Roberts A C, Ansell H G, Jonasson I R, Grice J D, Ramik R A (1986) Rapidcreekite, a new hydrated calcium sulfate-carbonate from the Rapid Creek area, Yukon Territory, The Canadian Mineralogist, 24, 51-54   [view file]

Hawthorne F C, Bladh K W, Burke E A J, Grew E S, Langley R H, Puciewicz J, Roberts A C, Schedler R A, Shigley J E, Vanko D A (1987) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 72, 222-230   [view file]

Cooper M A, Hawthorne F C (1996) The crystal structure of rapidcreekite, Ca2(SO4)(CO3)(H2O)4, and its relation to the structure of gypsum, The Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 99-106   [view file]

Onac B P, Effenberger H S, Wynn J G, Povară I (2013) Rapidcreekite in the sulfuric acid weathering environment of Diana Cave, Romania, American Mineralogist, 98, 1302-1309