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Camaronesite

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Formula:
[Fe3+(H2O)2(PO3OH)]2(SO4) · 1–2H2O
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
Lavender
Name:
Named for the type locality.
Structurally related to taranakite and synthetic NASICON-type compounds.

Classification of Camaronesite

Approved 2012
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Type Occurrence of Camaronesite

Physical Properties of Camaronesite

Colour:
Lavender

Crystallography of Camaronesite

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 2 - Trapezohedral
Space Group:
R3 2
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.0833(5) Å, c = 42.944(3) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 4.728
Unit Cell Volume:
V 3068.5 ų
Z:
9
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
7.74 (45)
7.415 (100)
4.545 (72)
4.426 (26)
3.862 (32)
3.298 (93)
3.179 (25)
2.818 (25)

Chemical Properties of Camaronesite

Formula:
[Fe3+(H2O)2(PO3OH)]2(SO4) · 1–2H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Camaronesite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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

References for Camaronesite

Reference List:
Kampf, A. R., Mills, S. J., Nash, B. P., Housley, R. M., Rossman, G. R., Dini, M. and Gatta G.D. (2013): Camaronesite, [Fe3+(H2O)2(PO3OH)]2(SO4)•1–2H2O, a new phosphate-sulfate from the Camarones Valley, Chile, structurally related to taranakite. Mineral. Mag. 77, 453-465.

Internet Links for Camaronesite

Localities for Camaronesite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
Chile (TL)
 
  • Arica and Parinacota Region
    • Arica Province
      • Los Camarones
Kampf, A. R., Mills, S. J., Nash, B. P., Housley, R. M., Rossman, G. R., Dini, M. and Gatta G.D. (2013): Camaronesite, [Fe3+(H2O)2(PO3OH)]2(SO4)•1–2H2O, a new phosphate-sulfate from the Camarones Valley, Chile, structurally related to taranakite. Mineral. Mag. 77, 453-465.
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