Calaverite R070164

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Name: Calaverite
RRUFF ID: R070164
Ideal Chemistry: AuTe2
Locality: Vindicator mine, Cripple Creek, Teller County, Colorado, USA
Source: Michael Scott S102751 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Loose pale gold colored metallic fragments associated with quartz, used to define ICDD pattern
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Melonite (4) ]
Quick search: [ All Calaverite samples (3) ]
RRUFF ID: R070164.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Au0.90Ag0.10)Σ=1Te2.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070164
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070164.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 8.825(6)Å    b: 4.437(3)Å    c: 10.156(7)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 125.21(4)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 324.9(2)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Calaverite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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Hillebrand W F (1895) Calaverite from Cripple Creek, Colorado, American Journal of Science, 150, 128-131   [view file]

Hillebrand W F (1895) Chemical composition of calaverite from Cripple Creek, Colorado, Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey, 16, 133-135   [view file]

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Van Tendeloo G, Gregoriades P, Amelinckx S, (1983) Electron microscopy studies of modulated structures in (Au, Ag)Te2: Part I. Calaverite AuTe2, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 50, 321-334

Pertlik F (1984) Kristallchemie natürlicher telluride III: Die kristallstruktur des minerals calaverit, AuTe2, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 169, 227-236   [view file]

Dam B, Janner A, Donnay J D H (1985) Incommensurate morphology of calaverite (AuTe2) crystals, Physical Review Letters, 55, 2301-2304   [view file]

Schutte W J, de Boer J L (1988) Valence fluctuations in the incommensurately modulated structure of calaverite AuTe2, Acta Crystallographica, B44, 486-494

Reithmayer K, Steurer W, Schulz H, de Boer J L (1993) High-pressure single-crystal structure study on calaverite, AuTe2, Acta Crystallographica, B49, 6-11

Wagner F E, Sawicki J A, Friedl J, Mandarino J A, Harris D C, Cabri L J (1994) 197Au Mössbauer study of the gold–silver ditellurides sylvanite, krennerite and calaverite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 32, 189-201   [view file]

Stanek J (1995) 197Au Mössbauer study of the gold-silver ditellurides sylvanite, krennerite and calaverite: discussion, The Canadian Mineralogist, 33, 185-185   [view file]

Wagner F E, Sawicki J A, Friedl J (1995) 197Au Mössbauer study of the gold-silver ditellurides sylvanite, krennerite and calaverite: reply, The Canadian Mineralogist, 33, 187-188   [view file]

Chapuis G (2003) Crystallographic excursion in superspace, Crystal Engineering, 6, 187-195   [view file]

Bindi L, Arakcheeva A, Chapuis G (2009) The role of silver on the stabilization of the incommensurately modulated structure in calaverite, AuTe2, American Mineralogist, 94, 728-736   [view file]