Published online by Cambridge University Press: 05 July 2018
The crystal structure of carminite, PbFe2(AsO4)2(OH)2 has been refined. The mineral is orthorhombic, Cccm with a = 16.591(2), b = 7.580(1), c = 12.285(1) Å, Z = 8; the structure has been refined to a conventional R = 3.3% using 913 observed reflections [I>2σ(I)]. The structure contains stepped chains of edge-sharing pairs of Fe(O,OH)6 octahedra; these chains are linked by AsO4 tetrahedra and Pb atoms in distorted square antiprismatic co-ordination. The hydrogen bonding network in the structure has been modelled using bond valence calculations.
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