Strunzite R050619

Name: Strunzite
RRUFF ID: R050619
Ideal Chemistry: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·6H2O
Locality: Hagendorf, Germany
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 16075 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pale yellow acicular crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Strunzite (2) ]
RRUFF ID: R050619.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Mn2+0.52Fe2+0.43Mg0.05)Σ=1Fe3+2.00(P1.00O4)2(OH)2·6H2O
Sample Description: Unoriented Sample

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RRUFF ID: R050619
Sample Description: Unoriented Sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 50% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050619.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050619.1
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.21(2)Å    b: 9.83(2)Å    c: 7.31(1)Å
alpha: 91.00(4)°    beta: 98.09(4)°    gamma: 117.28(5)°   Volume: 643(3)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Strunzite

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]

Fleischer M (1958) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 43, 790-798   [view file]

Frondel C (1958) Strunzite, a new mineral, Naturwissenschaften, 45, 37-38

Fanfani L, Tomassini M, Zanazzi P F, Zanzari A R (1978) The crystal structure of strunzite, a contribution to the crystal chemistry of basic ferric-manganous hydrated phosphates, Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 25, 77-87

Frost R L, Martens W N, Kloprogge T, Williams P A (2002) Vibrational spectroscopy of the basic manganese and ferric phosphate minerals: strunzite, ferrostrunzite and ferristrunzite, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 2002, 481-496

Grey I E, Macrae C M, Keck E, Birch W D (2012) Aluminium-bearing strunzite derived from jahnsite at the Hagendorf-Süd pegmatite, Germany, Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1165-1174   [view file]

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]

Grey I E, Keck E, MacRae C M, Glenn A M, Kampf A R, Nash B P, Mills S J (2017) Crystal chemistry of zinc incorporation in strunzite-group minerals containing zeolitic water, Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1051-1062

Grey I E, Kampf A R (2018) Zeolitic water in strunzite-group minerals, Mineralogical Magazine, 82, 291-299