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Rosickýite

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

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
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 ed.:
1.3.4.2
1.3.5.2

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
3 : Semi-metals and non-metals
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

Year of Discovery:
1930

Physical Properties of Rosickýite

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
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:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Rosickýite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of Group:
1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZn
1.12MercuryHg
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.20IndiumIn
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAu(Pb,Sb)2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.34ArsenolampriteAs
1.35PaxiteCuAs2
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenAsSb
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3Sb
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS8
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNi
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.64TetrataeniteFeNi
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFe
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFe
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)

Other Names for Rosickýite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:斜自然硫
Spanish:Rosickyita

Other Information

Health Risks:
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:
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.

Internet Links for Rosickýite

Localities for Rosickýite

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
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