Calcioferrite R120092

Name: Calcioferrite
RRUFF ID: R120092
Ideal Chemistry: Ca4MgFe3+4(PO4)6(OH)4·12H2O
Locality: Moculta quarry, Angastan, South Australia, Australia
Source: Bob Jenkins [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Clusters of pale yellow, micaceous crystals. Used in the Lafuente et al (2014) structural study.
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Calcioferrite (5) ]
RRUFF ID: R120092.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Ca3.78Sr0.07)Σ=3.85Mg0.98(Fe3+2.82Al1.03)Σ=3.85(PO4)6.00(OH)4·14.21H2O
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R120092
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R120092.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.1946(8)Å    b: 24.199(2)Å    c: 6.3225(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 91.156(5)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1559.4(3)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 Calcioferrite

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]

Blum J R (1858) Mineralogische Mittheilungen, Calcioferrit, eine neue Mineral-Spezies, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefakten-Kunde, 1858, 287-293   [view file]

Palache C, Berman H, Frondel C (1951) 42.8.9 Calcioferrite [Ca3Fe3(PO4)4(OH)3·8H2O], in The System of Mineralogy, Volume II, Seventh Edition John Wiley and Sons, Inc New York 976-977   [view file]

Mead C W, Mrose M E (1968) Solving problems in phosphate mineralogy with the electron probe, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 600-D, D204-D206   [view file]

Fleischer M (1969) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 54, 990-994   [view file]

Dunn P J, Roberts W L, Campbell T J, Leavens P B (1983) Red montgomeryite and associated minerals from the Tip Top Pegmatite with notes on kingsmountite and calcioferrite, The Mineralogical Record, 14, 195-197

Henderson W A, Peisley V (1985) Calcioferrite from the Moculta quarry near Angaston South Australia, The Mineralogical Record, 16, 477-480

Keklikoglou P, Stergiou A C, Kalogirou O (2000) Crystallographic study of hydrated polycrystalline M-(β”,β)-ferrites (M = K+, Mg2+, Ca2+), Solid State Ionics, 136-137, 441-446

Lafuente B, Downs R T, Yang H and Jenkins R A (2014) Calcioferrite with composition (Ca3.94Sr0.06)Mg1.01(Fe2.93Al1.07)(PO4)6(OH)4·12H2O, Acta Crystallographica, E70, i16-i17   [view file]