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Camaronesite

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Formula:
[Fe
3+
 
(H
 
2
O)
 
2
(PO
 
3
OH)]
 
2
(SO
 
4
) · 1–2H
 
2
O
System:TrigonalColour:Lavender
Name:Named for the type locality.


Structurally related to taranakite and synthetic NASICON-type compounds.

Classification of Camaronesite

IMA status:Approved 2012
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Type Occurrence of Camaronesite

Type Locality:Cuya, Los Camarones, Arica Province, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile

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:
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:
[Fe
3+
 
(H
 
2
O)
 
2
(PO
 
3
OH)]
 
2
(SO
 
4
) · 1–2H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:[Fe3+(H2O)2(PO3OH)]2(SO4)·1–2H2O
Essential elements:Fe, H, O, P, S
All elements listed in formula:Fe, H, O, P, S

Other Names for Camaronesite

Synonyms:
IMA2012-094
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 Camaronesite

Reference List:

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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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  • Localities for Camaronesite

    The 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. ? 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
     
    • 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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