Turquoise R050418

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Name: Turquoise
RRUFF ID: R050418
Ideal Chemistry: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Locality: Panoche Valley, San Benito County, California, USA
Source: Marcus Origlieri
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pale-blue botryoidal crust on colorless quartz
Status: The identification of this mineral has been determined only by Raman spectroscopy
Mineral Group: [ turquoise (9) ]
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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REFERENCES for Turquoise

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]

Erd R C, Foster M D, Proctor P D (1953) Faustite, a new mineral, the zinc analogue of turquois, American Mineralogist, 38, 964-972   [view file]

Fleischer M (1961) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 46, 1513-1520   [view file]

Cid-Dresdner H (1965) Determination and refinement of the crystal structure of turquois, CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 121, 87-113   [view file]

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

Guthrie GD, Bish DL (1991) Refinement of the turquoise structure and determination of the hydrogen positions., Geological Society of America, Abstracts Annual Meetings, 23, issue 5 A158   [view file]

Foord E E, Taggart J E (1998) A reexamination of the turquoise group: the mineral aheylite, planerite (redefined), turquoise and coeruleolactite, Mineralogical Magazine, 62, 93-111   [view file]

Kolitsch U, Giester G (2000) The crystal structure of faustite and its copper analogue turquoise, Mineralogical Magazine, 64, 905-913   [view file]

Abdu Y A, Hull S K, Fayek M, Hawthorne F C (2011) The turquoise-chalcosiderite Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O solid-solution series: A Mössbauer spectroscopy, XRD, EMPA, and FTIR study, American Mineralogist, 96, 1433-1442   [view file]

Rossi M, Rizzi R, Vergara A, Capitelli F, Altomare A, Bellatreccia F, Saviano M, Ghiara R M (2017) Compositional variation of turquoise-group minerals from the historical collection of the Real Museo Mineralogico of the University of Naples, Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1405-1429

Queffelec A, Fouéré P, Paris C, Stouvenot C, Bellot-Gurlet L (2018) Local production and long-distance procurement of beads and pendants with high mineralogical diversity in an early Saladoid settlement of Guadeloupe (French West Indies), Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 21, 275-288