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Zincrosasite

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Formula:
(Zn,Cu)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
System:MonoclinicColour:White, light blue
Hardness:
Member of:Rosasite Group
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

IMA status:Questionable/Doubtful
Strunz 8th edition ID:5/C.01-90
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:5.BA.10

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
A : With Cu, Co, Ni, Zn, Mg, Mn
Dana 8th edition ID:16a.3.1.4

16a : ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
3 : (AB)2(XO3)Zq
Hey's CIM Ref.:11.6.4

11 : Carbonates
6 : Carbonates of Zn and Cd
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Type Occurrence of Zincrosasite

Type Locality:Tsumeb Mine (Tsumcorp Mine), Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto), Namibia
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
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:(Zn,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Essential elements:C, H, O, Zn
All elements listed in formula:C, Cu, H, O, Zn

Relationship of Zincrosasite to other Species

Member of:Rosasite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Glaukosphaerite
(Cu,Ni)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
Mcguinnessite
(Mg,Cu)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
Parádsasvárite
Zn
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
Pokrovskite
Mg
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
Rosasite
(Cu,Zn)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
5.BA.05Azurite
Cu
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
5.BA.10Georgeite
Cu
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
5.BA.10Glaukosphaerite
(Cu,Ni)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
5.BA.10Kolwezite
(Cu,Co)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
5.BA.10Malachite
Cu
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
5.BA.10Mcguinnessite
(Mg,Cu)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
5.BA.10Nullaginite
Ni
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
5.BA.10Pokrovskite
Mg
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
5.BA.10Rosasite
(Cu,Zn)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
5.BA.10Chukanovite
Fe
2+
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
5.BA.15Aurichalcite
(Zn,Cu)
 
5
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
5.BA.15Hydrozincite
Zn
 
5
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
5.BA.20Holdawayite
Mn
 
6
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
7
(Cl,OH)
5.BA.25Defernite
Ca
 
6
(CO
 
3
)
 
2-x
(SiO
 
4
)
 
x
(OH)
 
7
(Cl,OH)
 
1-2x
(x<0.5)
5.BA.25UM1977-03-COSiO:CaClH
Ca
 
10
(SiO
 
4
)(CO
 
3
)
 
7
(Cl,OH)
 
2
5.BA.30Loseyite
(Mn
2+
 
,Zn,Mg)
 
4
Zn
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
10
5.BA.30Sclarite
(Zn,Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
4
Zn
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
10
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
11.6.1Smithsonite
ZnCO
 
3
11.6.2Hydrozincite
Zn
 
5
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
11.6.3Rosasite
(Cu,Zn)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
11.6.5Aurichalcite
(Zn,Cu)
 
5
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
11.6.6Claraite
(Cu,Zn)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
11.6.7Minrecordite
CaZn(CO
 
3
)
 
2
11.6.8Loseyite
(Mn
2+
 
,Zn,Mg)
 
4
Zn
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
10
11.6.9Sclarite
(Zn,Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
4
Zn
 
3
(CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
10
11.6.10Otavite
CdCO
 
3

Other Names for Zincrosasite

Other Languages:
German:Zincrosasit
Zinkrosasit
Spanish:Zincrosasita

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 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 [Link Broken? Sep 2014]]

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  • Localities for Zincrosasite

    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.
    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 Mtns
        • Rudabánya
    Szakáll: Minerals of Rudabánya, 2001
    • Fejér Co.
      • Velencei Mtns
        • Pátka
    Szakáll-Gatter-Szendrei: Mineral species of Hungary, 2005
    • Heves Co.
      • Mátra Mtns
        • 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
      • 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
        • 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
     
    • 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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