Carrollite R050089

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Name: Carrollite
RRUFF ID: R050089
Ideal Chemistry: CuCo2S4
Locality: Kambove, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Source: Rock Currier
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Steel-gray octahedral crystal associated with calcite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Spinel (66) ]
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RRUFF ID: R050089.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Cu0.96Fe2+0.04)Σ=1Co2.00S4.00 ; the vein is pyrite: (Fe0.99Co0.01)Σ=1S2.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: L00215
Orientation: Laser parallel to  a*  (1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  b   [0 1 0].

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RRUFF ID: R050089
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050089.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050089.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 9.4717(4)Å    b: 9.4717(4)Å    c: 9.4717(4)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 849.7(1)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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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 Carrollite

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]

Faber W L (1852) On carrollite, a new cobalt mineral, American Journal of Science and Arts, 13, 418-419   [view file]

Foshag W F (1928) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 13, 32-34   [view file]

Riedel E, Horvath E (1973) Kationen-anionen-abstände in kupfer- und chrom-thiospinellen, Materials Research Bulletin, 8, 973-982

Williamson D P, Grimes N W (1974) An X-ray diffraction investigation of sulphide spinels, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 7, 1-6

Wagner T, Cook N J (1999) Carrollite and related minerals of the linnaeite group: Solid solutions and nomenclature in the light of new data from the Siegerland District, Germany, The Canadian Mineralogist, 37, 545-558   [view file]

Pattrick R A D, Coker V S, Pearce C I, Telling N D, van der Laan G (2008) The oxidation state of copper and cobalt in carrollite, CuCo2S4, The Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 1317-1322   [view file]

Buckley A N, Skinner W M, Harmer S L, Pring A, Fan L J (2009) Electronic environments in carrollite, CuCo2S4, determined by soft X-ray photoelectron absorption spectroscopy, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 4452-4467

Hazen R M, Hystad G, Golden J J, Hummer D R, Liu C, Downs R T, Morrison S M, Ralph J, Grew E S (2017) Cobalt mineral ecology, American Mineralogist, 102, 108-116   [view file]

Bosi F, Biagioni C, Pasero M (2019) Nomenclature and classification of the spinel supergroup, European Journal of Mineralogy, 31, 183-192   [view file]