Magnesiochlorophoenicite R140719

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Name: Magnesiochlorophoenicite
RRUFF ID: R140719
Ideal Chemistry: Mg3Zn2(AsO4)(OH,O)6
Locality: Sterling mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Source: Rock Currier [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Radial tufts of vitreous white acicular crystals on typical Franklin Hill zinc ore. The crystals are twinned by a 2-fold axis parallel to a*.
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Chlorophoenicite (2) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R140719
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R140719.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 23.149(13)Å    b: 3.2908(19)Å    c: 7.4029(49)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 106.371(40)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 541.08(27)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic

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REFERENCES for Magnesiochlorophoenicite

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]

Palache C (1935) The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 180, 123-124   [view file]

Moore P B (1968) The crystal structure of chlorophoenicite, American Mineralogist, 53, 1110-1119   [view file]

Dunn P J (1981) Magnesium-chlorophoenicite redefined and new data on chlorophoenicite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 19, 333-336   [view file]

Fleischer M, Cabri L J, Chao G Y, Mandarino J A, Pabst A (1982) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 67, 1074-1082   [view file]

Burke E A J (2008) Tidying up mineral names: an IMA-CNMNC scheme for suffixes, hyphens and diacritical marks, The Mineralogical Record, 39, 131-135   [view file]