Zincolivenite R050583

Name: Zincolivenite
RRUFF ID: R050583
Ideal Chemistry: CuZn(AsO4)(OH)
Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otavi District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 14754 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Green crystals associated with keyite, R050585, and schultenite, R050584
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Andalusite (17) ]
RRUFF ID: R050583.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Zn1.04Cu0.96)Σ=2(As1.00O4)(OH)
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050583
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R050583.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.509(3)Å    b: 8.552(3)Å    c: 5.924(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 431.1Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Zincolivenite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Toman K (1978) Ordering in olivenite-adamite solid solutions, Acta Crystallographica, B34, 715-721

Chisholm J E (1985) Cation segregation and the O-H stretching vibration of the olivenite-adamite series, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 12, 185-190

Chukanov N V, Pushcharovsky D Y, Zubkova N V, Pekov I V, Pasero M, Merlino S, Möckel S, Rabadanov M Kh, Belakovskiy D I (2007) Zincolivenite CuZn(AsO4)(OH): a new adamite-group mineral with ordered distribution of Cu and Zn, Doklady Earth Sciences, 415A, 841-845   [view file]

Braithwaite R S W, Green D I, Tindle A G (2009) The distribution and composition of adamite and zincolivenite in Britian and Ireland, Journal of the Russell Society, 12, 3-9