Tinsleyite R070706

Name: Tinsleyite
RRUFF ID: R070706
Ideal Chemistry: KAl2(PO4)2(OH)·2H2O
Locality: Tip Top mine, Fourmile, Custer District, Custer County, South Dakota, USA
Source: Michael Scott S102504 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pinkish red prismatic crystal fragment
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Leucophosphite (3) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070706
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070706.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.531(5)Å    b: 9.515(6)Å    c: 9.565(6)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 103.02(2)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 845.1(8)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 Tinsleyite

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]

Dunn P J, Rouse R C, Campbell T J, Roberts W L (1984) Tinsleyite, the aluminum analogue of leucophosphite, from the Tip Top pegmatite in South Dakota, American Mineralogist, 69, 374-376   [view file]

Dick S (1999) Über die struktur von synthetischem tinsleyit K[Al2(PO4)2(OH)(H2O)]·(H2O), Zeitschrift für Naturforschung B Chemical Science, 54, 1385-1390

Yakubovich O V, Massa W, Dimitrova O V (2012) A novel potassium-rich variant of tinsleyite, |K1.5(H2O)0.5|[Al2(OH){(OH)0.5(H2O)0.5}(PO4)2], The Canadian Mineralogist, 50, 559-569   [view file]