Ziesite R070482

Name: Ziesite
RRUFF ID: R070482
Ideal Chemistry: Cu2V5+2O7
Locality: Izalco Volcano, Sonsonate Department, El Salvador
Source: Michael Scott S103064 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark brown to black poorly-formed grains scattered over white efflorescent material, co-type material, associated with well-formed crystals of fingerite, R070614
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
RRUFF ID: R070482.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070482
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 90% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070482.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.697(3)Å    b: 8.037(3)Å    c: 10.107(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 110.33(1)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 586.3(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 Ziesite

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]

Hughes J M, Birnie R W (1980) Ziesite, ß-Cu2V2O7, a new copper vanadate and fumarole temperature indicator, American Mineralogist, 65, 1146-1149   [view file]

Hughes J M, Brown M A (1989) The crystal structure of ziesite, β-Cu2V2O7, a thortveitite-type structure with a non-linear X-O-X inter-tetrahedral bond, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1989, 41-47

Krivovichev S V, Filatov S K, Cherepansky P N, Armbuster T, Pankratova O Y (2005) Crystal structure of γ-Cu2V2O7 and its comparison to blossite (α-Cu2V2O7) and ziesite (β-Cu2V2O7), The Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 671-677   [view file]

Yashima M, Suzuki R O (2009) Electronic structure and magnetic properties of monoclinic β-Cu2V2O7: A GGA+U study, Physical Review B, 79, 125201-6