Shilovite R060941

Name: Shilovite
RRUFF ID: R060941
Ideal Chemistry: Cu(NH3)4(NO3)2
Locality: mine floor near explosive storage, Quebrada Blanca mine, Iquique, Chile
Source: Bob Jenkins
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Purple transparent
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
RRUFF ID: R060941.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060941
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 25% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060941.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.859(9)Å    b: 23.68(2)Å    c: 6.911(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1777(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 Shilovite

Karovičová M, Maďar J (1960) A contribution to the crystal structure of Cu(NH3)4(NO3)2, Czechoslovak Journal of Physics, 10, 258-258

Morosin B (1976) The crystal structure of copper(II) tetraammine nitrate, Acta Crystallographica, B32, 1237-1240

Bhatia S N, O'Connor C J, Carlin R L, Algra H A, de Jongh L J (1977) Magnetic investigation of Cu(NH3)4(NO3)2, Chemical Physics Letters, 50, 353–357

Williams P A, Hatert F, Pasero M, Mills S J (2014) IMA Commission on new minerals, nomenclature and classification (CNMNC) Newsletter 21. New minerals and nomenclature modifications approved in 2014, Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 797-804   [view file]

Chukanov N V, Britvin S N, Möhn G, Pekov I V, Zubkova N V, Nestola F, Kasatkin A V, Dini M (2015) Shilovite, natural copper(II) tetrammine nitrate, a new mineral species, Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 613-623   [view file]

Belakovskiy D I, Cámara F, Gagné O C (2016) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 101, 2355-2360   [view file]