Valentinite R060516

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Name: Valentinite
RRUFF ID: R060516
Ideal Chemistry: Sb2O3
Locality: Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
Source: Michael Scott S100020 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless prismatic single crystals, adamantine luster, associated with pyrite and black metallic, elongated jamesonite.
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
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RRUFF ID: R060516.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Sb2.00O3
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R060516
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060516.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.9152(9)Å    b: 12.475(3)Å    c: 5.415(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 332.0(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 Valentinite

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]

Haidinger W (1845) Zweite Klasse: Geogenide. II. Ordnung. Baryte VIII. Antimonbaryt. Valentinit., in Handbuch der Bestimmenden Mineralogie Bei Braumüller and Seidel Wien 499-506   [view file]

Buerger M J, Hendricks S B (1938) The crystal structure of valentinite (orthorhombic Sb2O3), Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 98, 1-30   [view file]

Mason B, Vitaliano C J (1952) The mineralogy of the antimony oxides and antimonates, Mineralogical Magazine, 30, 100-112   [view file]

Svensson C (1974) The crystal structure of orthorhombic antimony trioxide, Sb2O3, Acta Crystallographica, B30, 458-461

International Mineralogical Association (1980) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 1053-1055   [view file]

Whitten AE, Dittrich B, Spackman MA, Turner P, Brown TC (2004) Charge density analysis of two polymorphs of antimony(III) oxide, Dalton Transactions, 2004, 23-29

Kolitsch U, Rieck B, Brandstätter F, Schreiber F, Fabritz K H, Blaß G, Gröbner J (2014) Neufunde aus dem altem Bergbau und den Schlacken von Lavrion (II), Mineralien Welt, 25, 82-95   [view file]