Mundrabillaite; a new cave mineral from Western Australia

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Authors:Bridge, P. J.; Clarke, R. M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Gov. Chem. Lab., Perth, W. Aust. 6000, Australia
Volume Title:Mineralogical Magazine
Source:Mineralogical Magazine, 47(1), p.80-81. Publisher: Mineralogical Society, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0026-461X
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English. 2 refs.; illus. incl. table
Summary:The full characterization of naturally occurring (NH4)2Ca(HPO4)2. H2O allows it to be recognized as a new mineral, named mundrabillaite for the pastoral lease, Mundrabilla Station, which is near the Petrogale Cave where this phase occurs as tiny crystals with archerite, biphosphammite and numerous other phosphates. Indexed XRD data are tabulated; strongest lines 4.279(10), 3.106(6), 3.687(4), 8.60(3), 2.873(3) A; a 8.643, b 8.184, c 6.411 A, beta 98.0°; Z = 2. Mundrabillaite is colourless with an earthy lustre; the properties of synthetic material are given. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Caves; Mineralogy; Minerals; New minerals; Phosphates; Australasia; Australia; Western Australia; Ammonium minerals; Calcium minerals; Mundrabillaite; Petrogale Cave
Abstract Numbers:83M/1955
Record ID:1984005696
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom, Reference includes data from PASCAL, Institute de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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