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Zincrosasite

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Formula:
(Zn,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
White, light blue
Hardness:
Member of:
Name:
Named as the zincian analogue of rosasite.
Rosasite Group.
Reinvestigation by modern methods needed. The crystal structure of its Cu analogue, rosasite, has been solved by Perchiazzi (2006).

Classification of Zincrosasite

Questionable/Doubtful
5.BA.10

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
A : With Cu, Co, Ni, Zn, Mg, Mn
16a.3.1.4

16a : ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
3 : (AB)2(XO3)Zq
11.6.4

11 : Carbonates
6 : Carbonates of Zn and Cd
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First Recorded Occurrence of Zincrosasite

Year of Discovery:
1959

Physical Properties of Zincrosasite

Colour:
White, light blue
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Zincrosasite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Optical Data of Zincrosasite

Type:
Biaxial
Dispersion:
relatively strong

Chemical Properties of Zincrosasite

Formula:
(Zn,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Zincrosasite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of Group:
Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
ParádsasváriteZn2(CO3)(OH)2
PokrovskiteMg2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
5.BA.05AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
5.BA.10GeorgeiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2 · 6H2O
5.BA.10Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
5.BA.10Kolwezite(Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
5.BA.10MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
5.BA.10Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
5.BA.10NullaginiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2
5.BA.10PokrovskiteMg2(CO3)(OH)2
5.BA.10Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
5.BA.10ChukanoviteFe22+(CO3)(OH)2
5.BA.15Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
5.BA.15HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
5.BA.20HoldawayiteMn6(CO3)2(OH)7(Cl,OH)
5.BA.25DeferniteCa6(CO3)2-x(SiO4)x(OH)7(Cl,OH)1-2x (x<0.5)
5.BA.25UM1977-03-COSiO:CaClHCa10(SiO4)(CO3)7(Cl,OH)2
5.BA.30Loseyite(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
5.BA.30Sclarite(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
11.6.1SmithsoniteZnCO3
11.6.2HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
11.6.3Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
11.6.5Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
11.6.6Claraite(Cu,Zn)3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O
11.6.7MinrecorditeCaZn(CO3)2
11.6.8Loseyite(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
11.6.9Sclarite(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
11.6.10OtaviteCdCO3

Other Names for Zincrosasite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Zincrosasite

Reference List:
Fortschritte der Mineral (1959): 37: 87-90.

American Mineralogist (1959): 44: 1373.

BLAß, G. & GRAF, H. W. (1995): Neufunde von bekannten Fundstellen (13). Mineralien-Welt 6 (3), 47-51. [Cu-free end-member, PXRD- and EDS-analysed]

Perchiazzi, N. (2006): Crystal structure determination and Rietveld refinement of rosasite and mcguinnessite. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Suppl. No. 23, 505-510. [http://www.atypon-link.com/OLD/doi/pdf/10.1524/zksu.2006.suppl_23.505]

Internet Links for Zincrosasite

Localities for Zincrosasite

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill
[MinRec 19:432]; Australian Min. 3:1 (1997)
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills)
        • Clarendon
Bywater, S. (1987): Minerals from the Mount Malvern mine. Mineralogical News (Journal of the Mineralogical Society of South Australia), 7 (1), 41.; Kolitsch, U. and Elliott, P. (1999): Mineralogy of the Mount Malvern Mine near Clarendon, South Australia. Australian J. Mineral. 5, 3-17.
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Vysočina Region
Houzar, S., Novák, M., Doležalová, H., Hrazdil, V., Pfeiferová, A.: Přehled mineralogie, petrografie a geologie nedvědických mramorů, svratecké krystalinikum. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. geol., 2006, roč. 91, s. 3-77.
France
 
  • Alsace
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Cernay
        • Steinbach
          • Silberthal
Mines, mineurs et minéralogie du Silberthal, Tomes 1 et 2
  • Languedoc-Roussillon
    • Gard
      • Saint-Laurent-le-Minier
Minéralogie de la mine des malines (Daniel Gol, Alain Martaud, Nicolas Meisser, Pascal Chollet) - Le regne minéral, H.S. XVI, pp 49-86.
- Gol, D, Martaud, A., Meisser, N. & Chollet, P. (2010): Minéralogie des Malines, Gard. Le Règne Minéral, HS XVI, 49-88.
  • Midi-Pyrénées
    • Lot
      • Cuzac
Vincent Bourgoin collection
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Münstertal
        • Belchen
Lapis 21(12), 44 (1996)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Iserlohn
        • Letmathe
BLAß, G. & GRAF, H. W. (1995): Neufunde von bekannten Fundstellen (13). Mineralien-Welt 6 (3), 47-51. [Cu-free end-member, PXRD- and EDS-analysed]
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
No reference listed
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Rudabányai Mts
      • Rudabánya
Szakáll: Minerals of Rudabánya, 2001
  • Fejér Co.
    • Velencei Mts
      • Pátka
Szakáll-Gatter-Szendrei: Mineral species of Hungary, 2005
  • Heves Co.
    • Mátra Mts
      • Parádsasvár (Üveghuta)
Szakáll - Gatter: Minerals of Hungary
Iran
 
  • Esfahan Province (Isfahan Province; Aspadana Province)
    • Nain County (Nayin County)
      • Anarak District
Manfred Kampf collection
Italy
 
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Valsugana
        • Levico Terme
Canal, A., Fassina, B., Ferretti, P., Gasparetto, P., Pegoraro, S., Tosato, F., Zammatteo, P. (2012): Compet, galleria a quota 1358 ms.l.m., Monte Fronte, Vetriolo, Trento. Micro, 1-2012, 1-48.
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Montieri
        • Gerfalco
Batacchi, C., Cadoni, M., Ciriotti, M.E. (2011): Murdochite di Fosso Mandromicci, Gerfalco, Toscana: primo ritrovamento italiano. Micro (Periodico dell'AMI). 2011 (3), 101-112
Mexico
 
  • Durango
    • Mun. de Mapimí
      • Mapimí
Mineralogical Record (2003) 34:5 The Ojuela Mine
Namibia (FRL)
 
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Fortschritte Min.(1959) 37, 87-90; Neues Jahrb.Min.,Mh.(1986) 523-527
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Tarragona
      • Priorat
        • El Molar
Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Anniviers Valley
      • Saint-Luc
Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Lake Co.
      • Leadville District
        • Upper Iowa Gulch
Tony Nikischer specimen and analysis
    • Park Co.
      • Horseshoe Basin District
Rocks & Minerals 81:356-361
  • Montana
    • Granite Co.
      • Philipsburg District (Flint Creek District)
Min News 21:7 p 1,3, 4
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