Articles | Volume 34, issue 4
Research article
17 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 17 Aug 2022

Tomsquarryite, NaMgAl3(PO4)2(OH)6 8H2O, a new crandallite-derivative mineral from Tom's phosphate quarry, Kapunda, South Australia

Peter Elliott, Ian E. Grey, William G. Mumme, Colin M. MacRae, and Anthony R. Kampf

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Cited articles

Blount, A. M.: The crystal structure of crandallite, Am. Mineral., 59, 41–47, 1974. 
Elliott, P.: Jahnsite-(CaFeMg), a new mineral from Tom's quarry, South Australia: description and crystal structure, Eur. J. Mineral., 28, 991–996,, 2016. 
Elliott, P., Peisley, V., and Mills, S. J.: The phosphate deposits of South Australia, Aust. J. Mineral., 17, 3–32, 2013. 
Elliott, P., Grey, I. E., and Willis, A. C.: Redefinition of the formula for aldermanite, [Mg(H2O)6][Na(H2O)2Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)6]  H2O, and its crystal structure, Mineral. Mag., 85, 348–353, 2021. 
Elliott, P., Grey, I. E., MacRae, C. M., Kampf, A. R., and Davidson, C.: Penriceite, [Mg(H2O)6][Na(H2O)2Al3(PO4)2F6]  H2O, the F-analogue of aldermanite, from the Penrice marble quarry, South Australia, Aust. J. Mineral., 23, 6–12, 2022. 
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This paper describes the characterisation of a new mineral from a South Australian phosphate quarry. The characterisation included chemical analyses, infrared spectroscopy, and a determination and refinement of the crystal structure. The results showed that the mineral has a unique crystal chemistry, but it is closely related to the well-known phosphate mineral crandallite.