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Atacamite: Crystal structure | Sample photo | Raman spectrum | References

Crystal structure of Atacamite



Crystal Data:

Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic

Point Group: 2/m

Cell Data:

Space Group: P 21/n , a = 9.29, b = 13.53, c = 6.57, β = 106.883°, Z = 16

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Density (calc.) = 3.60 and V = 790.22 Å3

Element color: Cu, Cl, OH
Atacamite sample

Sample no. 7625 from the "Mineralogy and Petrography Museum Grigore Cobălcescu" of "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iaşi.

Origin: Sacaramb – Chile.

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Raman spectrum of Atacamite
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Interpretation of Raman spectrum of Atacamite


• The Mineralogy Database [link]

• Crystal data (.cif file) from the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database [link]