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Lusernaite-(Y)

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Formula:
Y
 
4
Al(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
10
F · 6H
 
2
O
System:Orthorhombic
This page provides mineralogical data about Lusernaite-(Y).

Classification of Lusernaite-(Y)

IMA status:Approved 2012
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Type Occurrence of Lusernaite-(Y)

Type Locality:Seccarezze quarries, Luserna Valley Quarries, Luserna San Giovanni, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Università di Pisa, Calci (Pisa), Italy, catalogue number 19445, and the Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Turin, Italy, catalogue number 15901

Crystallography of Lusernaite-(Y)

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:Pnma
Space Group Setting:Pnma
Cell Parameters:a = 7.839(2) Å, b = 11.023(2) Å, c = 11.383(2) Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.711 : 1 : 1.033
Unit Cell Volume:V 983.60 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Comment:New structure type
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
11.02 (100)
7.90 (49)
6.41 (15)
5.66 (25)
5.06 (24)
4.258 (33)
3.195 (27)
3.095 (21)

Chemical Properties of Lusernaite-(Y)

Formula:
Y
 
4
Al(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
10
F · 6H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:Y4Al(CO3)2(OH)10F·6H2O
Essential elements:Al, C, F, H, O, Y
All elements listed in formula:Al, C, F, H, O, Y

Other Names for Lusernaite-(Y)

Synonyms:
IMA2011-108
Other Languages:

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Lusernaite-(Y)

Reference List:

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Biagioni, C., Bonaccorsi, E., Cámara, F., Cadoni, M., Ciriotti, M.E., Bersani, D., Kolitsch, U. (2012) Lusernaite-(Y), IMA 2011-108. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 811; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817.

C. Biagioni, E. Bonaccorsi, F. Cámara, M. Cadoni, M. E. Ciriotti, D. Bersani and U. Kolitsch (2012): Lusernaite-(Y), Y4Al(CO3)2(OH)10F∙6H2O, a new mineral from Piedmont, Italy. M&M7, 7th Intern. Conf. on Mineralogy & Museums, Dresden, Germany, August 27 - 29, 2012; Program and Abstracts Volume, 85-86.

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  • Localities for Lusernaite-(Y)

    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Italy
     
    • Piedmont
      • Cuneo Province
        • Bagnolo Piemonte
          • Ortieul
    Giuseppe Finello 06/2012 - Confirmed by SEM EDS and SXRD
      • Torino Province
        • Luserna San Giovanni
          • Luserna Valley Quarries
    Biagioni, C., Bonaccorsi, E., Cámara, F., Cadoni, M., Ciriotti, M.E., Bersani, D., Kolitsch, U. (2012) Lusernaite-(Y), IMA 2011-108. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 811; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817.
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