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Rosickýite

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Formula:
S
System:MonoclinicColour:Colourless, pale yellow ...
Hardness:2 - 3
Member of:Sulphur Group
Name:After Professor Vojtĕch Rosický (1880–1942), former Director of the Mineralogical and Petrological Institute of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
Polymorph of:β-Sulphur, Sulphur


Sulphur Group.
The densest form of solid S. Can be prepared by slowly cooling molten sulfur that has been heated above 150°C.
Dimorphous with both sulphur (α-sulphur), to which it changes in time at room temperature, and β-sulphur.

Classification of Rosickýite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:1/B.03-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:1.CC.05

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
C : Metalloids and Nonmetals
C : Sulfur-selenium-iodine
Dana 7th edition ID:1.3.4.2
Dana 8th edition ID:1.3.5.2

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
3 : Semi-metals and non-metals
Hey's CIM Ref.:1.52

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)
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Type Occurrence of Rosickýite

Type Locality:Havírna, Letovice (Lettowitz), South Moravia Region, Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic
Year of Discovery:1930

Physical Properties of Rosickýite

Lustre:Adamantine
Colour:Colourless, pale yellow with green tint
Hardness (Mohs):2 - 3

Crystallography of Rosickýite

Crystal System:Monoclinic
Class (H-M):2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:P2/b {P1 1 2/b} {P2/c} {P1 2/c 1}{P2/a}
Space Group Setting:P2/c
Cell Parameters:a = 8.455(3) Å, b = 13.052(2) Å, c = 9.267(3) Å
β = 124.89(3)°
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.648 : 1 : 0.71
Unit Cell Volume:V 838.8 ų
Z:4
Comment:Non-standard unit cell; other cell given: a = 8.476(2), b = 13.088(3), c = 9.270(2), beta = 124.92(2)°.

Optical Data of Rosickýite

Type:Biaxial (-)
Dispersion:relatively weak

Chemical Properties of Rosickýite

Formula:
S
Essential elements:S
All elements listed in formula:S

Relationship of Rosickýite to other Species

Member of:Sulphur Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
1.CC.05Sulphur
S
 
8
1.CC.10Selenium
Se
1.CC.10Tellurium
Te
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
1.1Copper
Cu
1.2Silver
Ag
1.5Gold
Au
1.6Auricupride
Cu
 
3
Au
1.7Tetra-auricupride
AuCu
1.8Zinc
Zn
1.9Cadmium
Cd
1.10Danbaite
CuZn
 
2
1.11Zhanghengite
CuZn
1.12Mercury
Hg
1.13Kolymite
Cu
 
7
Hg
 
6
1.14Moschellandsbergite
Ag
 
2
Hg
 
3
1.15Eugenite
Ag
 
11
Hg
 
2
1.16Schachnerite
Ag
 
1.1
Hg
 
0.9
1.17Paraschachnerite
Ag
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.18Luanheite
Ag
 
3
Hg
1.19Weishanite
(Au,Ag)
 
3
Hg
 
2
1.20Indium
In
1.21Aluminium
Al
1.22Khatyrkite
(Cu,Zn)Al
 
2
1.23Cupalite
(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24Diamond
C
1.25Graphite
C
1.26Chaoite
C
1.27Lonsdaleite
C
1.28Silicon
Si
1.29Tin
Sn
1.30Lead
Pb
1.31Anyuiite
Au(Pb,Sb)
 
2
1.31Novodneprite
AuPb
 
3
1.32Leadamalgam
Pb
 
0.7
Hg
 
0.3
1.33Arsenic
As
1.34Arsenolamprite
As
1.35Paxite
CuAs
 
2
1.36Koutekite
Cu
 
5
As
 
2
1.37Domeykite
Cu
 
3
As
1.38Algodonite
(Cu
 
1-x
As
 
x
)
1.39Novakite
Cu
 
20
AgAs
 
10
1.40Kutinaite
Ag
 
6
Cu
 
14
As
 
7
1.41Antimony
Sb
1.42Stibarsen
AsSb
1.43Paradocrasite
Sb
 
3
As
1.44Horsfordite
Cu, Sb
1.45Cuprostibite
Cu
 
2
(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum
(Ag
 
1-x
Sb
 
x
)
1.47Aurostibite
AuSb
 
2
1.48Dyscrasite
Ag
 
3
Sb
1.49Bismuth
Bi
1.50Maldonite
Au
 
2
Bi
1.51Sulphur
S
 
8
1.53Selenium
Se
1.54Tellurium
Te
1.55Chromium
Cr
1.56Rhenium
Re
1.57Iron
Fe
1.58Chromferide
Fe
 
3
Cr
 
1-x
(x=0.6)
1.59Ferchromide
Cr
 
3
Fe
 
1-x
1.60Wairauite
CoFe
1.61Nickel
Ni
1.62Kamacite
(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite
(Fe,Ni)
1.64Tetrataenite
FeNi
1.65Awaruite
Ni
 
3
Fe
1.66Palladium
(Pd,Pt)
1.67Potarite
PdHg
1.68Paolovite
Pd
 
2
Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite
(Pd,Cu)
 
3
Sn
 
2
1.70Cabriite
Pd
 
2
CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I
(Pd,Cu,Pt)
 
3
Sn
1.72Atokite
(Pd,Pt)
 
3
Sn
1.73Rustenburgite
(Pt,Pd)
 
3
Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite
(Pd,Pt,Au)
 
3
(Pb,Sn)
1.75Plumbopalladinite
Pd
 
3
Pb
 
2
1.76Osmium
(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium
(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82Platinum
Pt
1.83Hongshiite
PtCu
1.84Niggliite
PtSn
1.85Isoferroplatinum
Pt
 
3
Fe
1.86Tetraferroplatinum
PtFe
1.87Tulameenite
Pt
 
2
CuFe
1.88Ferronickelplatinum
Pt
 
2
FeNi
1.89Rhodium
(Rh,Pt)
Related Minerals - Dana Grouping):

- +
1.3.4.1Sulphur
S
 
8

Other Names for Rosickýite

Synonyms:
Gamma-SulfurGamma-Sulphurγ-Sulphur
Other Languages:
German:Gamma-Schwefel
Rosickyit
Russian:Розицкит
Simplified Chinese:斜自然硫
Spanish:Rosickyita

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 Rosickýite

Reference List:

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Sekanina, J. (1931): Rosickyit, die natürliche γ-Schwefelmodifikation. Zeits. Kristallogr., 80, 174-189 (in German).

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 145-146.

Watanabe, Y. (1974): Crystal structure of monoclinic γ-sulfur. Acta Crystallographica 30, 1396-1401.

Gallacher, A.C. and A.A. Pinkerton (1993): A redetermination of monoclinic γ-sulfur. Acta Crystallographica., C49, 125-126.

Meisser, N., K.J. Schenk, and J.E. Spangenberg (2000): Rosickýite (monoclinic γ-sulphur) from La Presta asphalt mine, Neuchâtel, Switzerland: new X-ray powder diffraction data. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt., 80, 299-303.

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  • Localities for Rosickýite

    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.
    Bolivia
     
    • Potosí Department
      • Daniel Campos Province
        • San Pablo de Napa
    [www.hedegaard.com]
    Czech Republic
     
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • South Moravia Region
        • Hodonín
    Kruťa T. (1944): Nález nové recentní síry a salmiaku v Kelčanech na Moravě. Věda přírodní, 23, 61.
        • Letovice (Lettowitz)
    Zeitschr.Krist.(1931) 80, 174-189
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    Germany
     
    • Lower Saxony
      • Harz
        • Clausthal-Zellerfeld
          • Bockswies veins
            • Oberschulenberg
    Lapis, 11 (1), 9-18+42
    • North Rhine-Westphalia
      • Siegerland
        • Wilnsdorf
    Lapis, 12 (1), 11-18+42.
    • Rhineland-Palatinate
      • Westerwald
        • Linz am Rhein
          • Rheinbreitbach
    Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
        • Wied Iron Spar District
          • Neuwied
            • Puderbach
    Lapis, 9 (9), 31-38.
    • Thuringia
      • Gera
        • Ronneburg U deposit
    T. Witzke & F. Rüger: Lapis 1998(7/8), 26-64
    Greece
     
    • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
      • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
        • Lavrion District Mines
          • Plaka
            • Plaka Mines
    No reference listed
    No reference listed
    Iceland
     
    • Northeastern Region
      • Myvatn
    Italy
     
    • Sicily
      • Messina Province
        • Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands)
          • Lipari
            • Vulcano Island
    PANICHI U. (1924): Contributo allo studio dei minerali dell'Isola di Vulcano. - Memorie della Società Italiana delle Scienze (detta dei XL) - serie 3 – 19, 3-55.
    New Zealand
     
    • North Island
      • Waikato
        • Taupo
    Unpublished drill log report to NZ Dept of Mines by sulphur mining operator
    Russia
     
    • Urals Region
      • Southern Urals
        • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
    Cesnokov, B., Kotrly, M. and Nisanbajev, T. (1998): Brennende Abraumhalden und Aufschlüsse im Tscheljabinsker Kohlenbecken - eine reiche Mineralienküche. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (3), 54-63 (in German).
    Switzerland
     
    • Neuchâtel
      • Travers
    Meisser, N., Schenk, K. J. & Spangenberg, J. E. (2000): Rosickýite, (monoclinic γ-Sulfur), from La Presta Asphalt Mine, Neuchâtel, Switzerland: New X-ray powder diffraction diagram. Swiss Bulletin of Mineralogy and Petrology, 80, 299-303.
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Le Trient Valley
        • Les Marécottes
    - Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
    USA
     
    • California
      • Lake Co.
        • Sulphur Creek District (Sulfur Creek District; Wilbur Springs District)
          • Clear Lake Oaks
    www.mineralsocal.org
      • Santa Barbara Co.
        • Carpinteria
    Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 53.
      • Ventura Co.
    RWMW specimen
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