Schumacherite R060759

Name: Schumacherite
RRUFF ID: R060759
Ideal Chemistry: Bi3O(VO4)2(OH)
Locality: Pucher shaft, Schneeberg district, Sachsen, Germany
Source: Michael Scott S101217 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dirty yellow platy aggregates associated with reddish-brown pucherite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
RRUFF ID: R060759.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample.

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RRUFF ID: R060759
Sample Description: Unoriented sample.
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060759.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.09(2)Å    b: 7.47(1)Å    c: 6.95(1)Å
alpha: 87.82(5)°    beta: 115.55(4)°    gamma: 110.81(5)°   Volume: 437(2)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic

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REFERENCES for Schumacherite

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]

Walenta K, Dunn P J, Hentschel G, Mereiter K (1983) Schumacherit, ein neues Wismutmineral von Schneeberg in Sachsen, Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 31, 165-173

Dunn P J, Gobel V, Grice J D, Puziewicz J, Shigley J E, Vanko D A, Zilczer J (1985) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 70, 436-441   [view file]

Krause W, Belendorff K, Bernhardt H J (1993) Petitjeanite, Bi3O(OH)(PO4)2, a new mineral, and additional data for the corresponding arsenate and vanadate, preisingerite and schumacherite, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1993, 487-503

Frost R L, Henry D A, Weier M L, Martens W (2006) Raman spectroscopy of three polymorphs of BiVO4: clinobisvanite, dreyerite and pucherite, with comparisons to (VO4)3-bearing minerals: namibite, pottsite and schumacherite, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 37, 722-732