Kovdorskite R050505

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Name: Kovdorskite
RRUFF ID: R050505
Ideal Chemistry: Mg2(PO4)(OH)·3H2O
Locality: Kovdor Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Source: Bob Downs
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless prismatic crystals, slightly pink in color when viewed in bulk. This sample was used in the structural study by Morrison et al (2012)
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Not in a structural group (133) ]
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RRUFF ID: R050505.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Mg2.00P1.00O4(OH)ยท2.67H2O ; trace amounts of Mn; H2O estimated by difference
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050505
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050505.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050505.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.3189(5)Å    b: 12.9374(4)Å    c: 4.7294(2)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 101.199(4)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 619.35(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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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Kovdorskite

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]

Kapustin Y L, Bykova A V, Pudovkina Z V (1980) Kovdorskite - a new mineral, Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 109, issue 3 341-347   [view file]

Ovchinnikov V E, Soloveva L P, Pudovkina Z V, Kapustin Y L, Belov N V (1980) The crystal structure of kovdorskite Mg2(PO4)(OH)·3(H2O), Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 255, 351-354   [view file]

Fleischer M, Pabst A (1981) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 66, 436-439   [view file]

Ponomareva E V (1990) New data on kovdorskite, Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 119, issue 6 92-100   [view file]

Morrison S M, Downs R T, Yang H (2012) Redetermination of kovdorskite, Mg2PO4(OH)·3H2O, Acta Crystallographica, E68, i12-i13   [view file]