Montroydite R140877

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Name: Montroydite
RRUFF ID: R140877
Ideal Chemistry: HgO
Locality: Terlingua, Texas, USA
Source: Tom Loomis [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Red crystals with good cleavage, associated with yellow terlinguaite (R130878).
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R140877
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 1% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R140877.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.585(6)Å    b: 5.469(6)Å    c: 3.495(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 125.85(2)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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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 Montroydite

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]

Moses A J (1904) Eglestonit, Terlinguaït und Montroydit, neue Quecksilbermineralien von Terlingua in Texas, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 39, 3-13   [view file]

Aurivillius K (1956) The crystal structure of mercury(II)oxide, Acta Crystallographica, 9, 685-686

Aurivillius K (1964) Least-squares refinement of the crystal structures of orthorhombic HgO and of Hg2O2NaI, Acta Chemica Scandinavica, 18, 1305-1306

Yan J, Chen B, Raju S V, Godwal B K, MacDowell A A, Knight J, Ma H, Williams Q (2012) HgO at high pressures: the transition to the NaCl structure (HgO-III) and the equation of state of tetragonal HgO-II, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 39, 269-275