Tamarugite R061060

Name: Tamarugite
RRUFF ID: R061060
Ideal Chemistry: NaAl(SO4)2·6H2O
Locality: El Desierto mine fumaroles, Potosí, Bolivia
Source: Michael Scott S100782 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless thin tabular crystals associated with yellow sulfur and colorless potassium alum
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Tamarugite (1) ]
RRUFF ID: R061060.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R061060
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R061060.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.370(1)Å    b: 25.210(6)Å    c: 6.098(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 94.823(7)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1129.1(7)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 Tamarugite

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]

Schulze H (1889) Mineralogisches aus Tarapacá, Verhandlungen des Deutschen Wissenschaftlichen Vereines zu Santiago, 2, 49-60   [view file]

Robinson P D, Fang J H, Bloss F D (1966) Cell dimensions and space group of tamarugite, American Mineralogist, 51, 1805-1807   [view file]

Robinson P D, Fang J H (1969) Crystal structures and mineral chemistry of double-salt hydrates: I. Direct determination of the crystal structure of tamarugite, American Mineralogist, 54, 19-30   [view file]

Bariand P, Cesbron F, Berthelon J-P (1977) Les sulfates de fer de Saghand près de Yazd (Iran), Mémoire Hors-Série de la Société Géologique de France, 8, 77-85   [view file]

Lombardi G, Sposato A (1981) Tamarugite from Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy, The Canadian Mineralogist, 19, 403-407   [view file]

Mereiter K (2013) Redetermination of tamarugite, NaAl(SO4)2·6H2O, Acta Crystallographica, E69, i63-i64   [view file]