Saléeite R070618

Name: Saléeite
RRUFF ID: R070618
Ideal Chemistry: Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2(H2O)10
Locality: Shinkolobwe mine, near Kolweze, Katanga, Zaire
Source: James Shigley [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Lemon-yellow platy aggregates, associated with green metatorbernite
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
RRUFF ID: R070618.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Mg1.00(UO2)1.96(PO4)2.04ยท5.01H2O
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070618
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070618.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.00(1)Å    b: 19.97(3)Å    c: 9.91(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 134.98(4)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 980(1)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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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 Saléeite

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]

Thoreau J, Vaes J F (1932) La saléite, nouveau minéral uranifère, Bulletin de la Societé belge de Géologie, 42, 96-99

Foshag W F (1934) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 19, 35-36   [view file]

Frondel C (1951) Studies of uranium minerals (IX): saléeite and novacekite, American Mineralogist, 36, 680-686   [view file]

Miller S A, Taylor J C (1986) The crystal structure of saleeite, Mg(UO2PO4)2·10H2O, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 177, 247-253   [view file]

Frost R L, Weier M L (2004) Hot-stage Raman spectroscopic study of the thermal decomposition of saléeite, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 35, 299-307

Yakubovich O V, Steele I M, Atencio D, Menezes L A, Chukanov (2008) Crystal structure of the (Mg,Fe)[UO2(P,As)O4]2·10H2O solid solution- a novel mineral variety of saléeite, Crystallography Reports, 53, issue 5 764-770

Plášil J, Sejkora J, Čejka J, Škoda R, Goliáš V (2009) Supergene mineralization of the Medvedín uranium deposit, Krkonoše Mountains, Czech Republic, Journal of Geosciences, 54, 15-56

Dal Bo F, Hatert F, Mees F, Philippo S, Baijot M, Fontaine F (2016) Crystal structure of bassetite and saléeite: new insight into autunite-group minerals, European Journal of Mineralogy, 28, 663-675