Lazulite R050110

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Name: Lazulite
RRUFF ID: R050110
Ideal Chemistry: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Locality: Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
Source: Rock Currier
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Azure-blue stubby crystals with complex terminations
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Lazulite (6) ]
Quick search: [ All Lazulite samples (3) ]
RRUFF ID: R050110.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Mg0.84Fe0.16)Al2.00(P1.00O4)2(OH)2
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: L00471
Orientation: Laser parallel to  -b*  (0 -1 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  -c   [0 0 -1].

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RRUFF ID: R050110
Sample Description: Raman on the unoriented primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050110.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050110.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.1451(4)Å    b: 7.2767(9)Å    c: 7.2294(5)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 120.522(4)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 323.79(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 Lazulite

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]

Klaproth M H (1795) Prüfung eines smalteblauen Fossils, von Vorau, Beiträge zur Chemischen Kenntniss der Mineralkörper, 1, 197-202   [view file]

Pecora W T, Fahey J J (1950) The lazulite-scorzalite isomorphous series, American Mineralogist, 35, 1-18   [view file]

Gheith M A (1953) Lipscombite: a new synthetic \"iron lazulite\", American Mineralogist, 38, 612-628   [view file]

Lindberg M L, Christ C L (1959) Crystal structures of the isostructural minerals lazulite, scorzalite and barbosalite, Acta Crystallographica, 12, 695-697

Fleischer M (1964) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 49, 1774-1778   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1967) Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 36, 131-136   [view file]

Giuseppetti G, Tadini C (1983) Lazulite, (Mg,Fe)Al2(OH)2(PO4)2: structure refinement and hydrogen bonding, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1983, 410-416

Dyar M D, Jawin E R, Breves E, Marchand G, Nelms M, Lane M D, Mertzman S A, Bish D L and Bishop J L (2014) Mössbauer parameters of iron in phosphate minerals: Implications for interpretation of martian data, American Mineralogist, 99, 914-942   [view file]

Gatta G D, Vignola P, Rotiroti N, Meven M (2019) H-bonding in lazulite: a single-crystal neutron diffraction study at 298 and 3 K, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 46, 449-458   [view file]