Vergasovaite R061141

Name: Vergasovaite
RRUFF ID: R061141
Ideal Chemistry: Cu3O(MoO4)(SO4)
Locality: Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
Source: Michael Scott S105130 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark green prismatic, co-type material, associated with apple green euchlorine
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Vergasovaite (1) ]
RRUFF ID: R061141.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Cu2.97Zn0.03)Σ=3O(Mo0.98S0.02)Σ=1O4(S1.00O4); trace amounts of Fe
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R061141
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R061141.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.420(1)Å    b: 6.8139(9)Å    c: 13.503(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 682.7(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 Vergasovaite

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]

Bykova E Y, Berlepsch P, Kartashov P M, Brugger J, Armbruster T, Criddle A J (1998) Vergasovaite Cu3O[(Mo,S)O4][SO4], a new copper-oxy-molybdate-sulfate from Kamchatka, Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 78, 479-488

Berlepsch P, Armbruster T, Brugger J, Bykova E Y, Kartashov P M (1999) The crystal structure of vergasovaite Cu3O[(Mo,S)O4SO4], and its relation to synthetic Cu3O[MoO4]2, European Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 101-110

Jambor J L, Roberts A C (2000) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 85, 263-266   [view file]

Pekov I V (2007) New minerals from former Soviet Union countries, 1998-2006: new minerals approved by the IMA commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Almanac, 11, 9-51   [view file]