Wheatleyite R160084

Name: Wheatleyite
RRUFF ID: R160084
Ideal Chemistry: Na2Cu(C2O4)2·2H2O
Locality: Rowley mine, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Source: Danielle Sotomayor and Keith Wentz
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Aggregates of parallel pale blue thin bladed crystals, associated with blue to dark blue tabular antipinite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Oxalate (13) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R160084
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R160084.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.5928(76)Å    b: 9.5236(93)Å    c: 3.6017(43)Å
alpha: 81.832(48)°    beta: 103.813(49)°    gamma: 108.114(45)°   Volume: 239.73(18)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic

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REFERENCES for Wheatleyite

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]

Chananont P, Nixon P E, Waters J M, Water T N (1980) The structure of disodium catena-bis(µ-oxalato)-cuprate(II) dihydrate, Acta Crystallographica, B36, 2145-2147

Gleizes A, Maury F, Galy J (1980) Crystal structure and magnetism of solum bis(oxalato)cuprate(II) dihydrate, Na2Cu(C2O4)2·2H2O. A deductive proposal for the structure of copper oxalate, CuC2O4·xH2O (0 < x < 1), Inorganic Chemistry, 19, 2074-2078

Rouse R C, Peacor D R, Dunn P J, Simmons W B, Newbury D (1986) Wheatleyite, Na2Cu(C2O4)2·2H2O, a natural sodium copper salt of oxalic acid, American Mineralogist, 71, 1240-1242   [view file]

Echigo T, Kimata M (2010) Crystal chemistry and genesis of organic minerals: A review of oxalate and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon minerals, The Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 1329-1358   [view file]

Piro O E, Baran E J (2018) Crystal chemistry of organic minerals-salts of organic acids: the synthetic approach, Crystallography Reviews, 24, 149-175