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About MinrecorditeHide

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White, colourless
3½ - 4
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Member of:
Named for the Mineralogical Record, a magazine started in 1970 by John White (whiteite). It is the authoritative English language magazine for mineral collectors, with articles detailing worldwide localitities, fine minerals and collections, and the history of mineral collecting. The named was for the Mineralogical Record being "a worthy magazine in promoting both a better knowledge of Tsumeb minerals and a more beneficial interaction between professional and amateur mineralogists."

Classification of MinrecorditeHide

Approval year:
First published:

A : Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
B : Alkali-earth (and other M2+) carbonates

2 : AB(XO3)2

11 : Carbonates
6 : Carbonates of Zn and Cd

Pronounciation of MinrecorditeHide

PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of MinrecorditeHide

White, colourless
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale
Very Good
on {1014}
3.45(2) g/cm3 (Measured)    3.445 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of MinrecorditeHide

Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.734 - 1.750 nε = 1.542 - 1.550
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.192 - 0.200
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of MinrecorditeHide


Crystallography of MinrecorditeHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3 - Rhombohedral
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.8183(4) Å, c = 16.0296(10) Å
a:c = 1 : 3.327
Unit Cell V:
322.29 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Mosaic rhombohedral crystals to 0.5mm. saddle-shaped, strongly twisted

Type Occurrence of MinrecorditeHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Institute of Mineralogy, Bari University, Bari, Italy
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Hydrothermal polymetallic deposit.
Garavelli, C.G., Vurro, F., Fioravanti, G.C. (1982) Minrecordite a new mineral from Tsumeb. The Mineralogical Record: 13: 131-136.

Synonyms of MinrecorditeHide

Other Language Names for MinrecorditeHide

Relationship of Minrecordite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
NorsethiteBaMg(CO3)2Trig. 3 2 : R3 2

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
33 photos of Minrecordite associated with DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
8 photos of Minrecordite associated with DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
7 photos of Minrecordite associated with CalciteCaCO3
5 photos of Minrecordite associated with MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
4 photos of Minrecordite associated with CerussitePbCO3
2 photos of Minrecordite associated with ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.AB.05CalciteCaCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05GaspéiteNiCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05MagnesiteMgCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05OtaviteCdCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
5.AB.05RhodochrositeMnCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05SideriteFeCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05SmithsoniteZnCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05SpherocobaltiteCoCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.10AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.10DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.10KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.15AragoniteCaCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.AB.15CerussitePbCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.AB.15StrontianiteSrCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.AB.15WitheriteBaCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.AB.20VateriteCaCO3Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
5.AB.25HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4Trig. 3 2 : R3 2
5.AB.30NorsethiteBaMg(CO3)2Trig. 3 2 : R3 2
5.AB.40OlekminskiteSr(Sr,Ca,Ba)(CO3)2Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
5.AB.45BarytocalciteBaCa(CO3)2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.AB.50Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2Orth. mm2
5.AB.55BenstoniteBa6Ca6Mg(CO3)13Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.60JuangodoyiteNa2Cu(CO3)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 3 : R3,Mg)(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3 3 : R3

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.6.1SmithsoniteZnCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
11.6.2HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
11.6.3Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
11.6.5Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6Mon. 2/m : P21/m
11.6.6Claraite(Cu,Zn)15(CO3)4(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)14 · 7H2OTric.
11.6.8Loseyite(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10Mon. 2/m
11.6.9SclariteZn7(CO3)2(OH)10Mon. 2/m : B2/b
11.6.10OtaviteCdCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m)

Other InformationHide

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 MinrecorditeHide

Reference List:
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Garavelli, C.G., Vurro, F., Fioravanti, G.C. (1982) Minrecordite a new mineral from Tsumeb. The Mineralogical Record: 13: 131-136.
Fleischer, M., Pabst, A. (1983) New mineral names. American Mineralogist 68, 280-283.
Southwood, M. (2020) Minrecordite, Tsumeb, Namibia. Rocks & Minerals, 95(1), 42-47.

Internet Links for MinrecorditeHide

Localities for MinrecorditeHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Laghouat Province
    • Hassi R'Mel District
      • Hassi Delaa
Belhai, D., Sahoui, R., & Devouard, B. (2012, March). New Studies about the Maadna Impact Crater (Talemzane, Algeria). In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 43).
  • Manitoba
    • Wellburns Creek
Bamburak, J.D. 2007: Manitoba Geological Survey’s Stratigraphic Corehole Drilling Program, 2007 (parts of NTS 62N1, 16, 63C1); in Report of Activities 2007, Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 166–174.
  • Leinster
    • Meath County
      • Navan (An Uaimh)
Kucha, H., & Wieczorek, A. (1984) Sulfide—carbonate relationships in the Navan (Tara) Zn-Pb deposit, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita, 19(3), 208-216.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
  • Coahuila
    • Sierra Mojada Municipality
J.R. de Wet and J.D. Singleton (2008) Development of a viable process for the recovery of zinc from oxide ores. The Journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 108:253-259
Namibia (TL)
  • Oshikoto Region
    • Tsumeb
Garavelli, C.G., Vurro, F., Fioravanti, G.C. (1982) Minrecordite a new mineral from Tsumeb. The Mineralogical Record: 13: 131-136.
  • Pasco
    • Pasco Province
      • Simón Bolívar District
7th Biennial, SGA, Athens, 2003
  • Lesser Poland Voivodeship
    • Olkusz County
      • Gmina Olkusz
J. Cabala, B. Zogala, R. Dubiel (2008) Geochemical and Geophysical Study of Historical Zn-Pb Ore Processing Waste Dump Areas (Southern Poland). Polish J. of Environ. Stud. Vol. 17, No. 5, 693-700
  • Silesian Voivodeship
    • Dąbrowa Górnicza
Cabała, J.; Warchulski, R.; Rozmus, D.; Środek, D.; Szełęg, E. (2020) Pb-Rich Slags, Minerals, and Pollution Resulted from a Medieval Ag-Pb Smelting and Mining Operation in the Silesian-Cracovian Region (Southern Poland). Minerals 10, 28.
  • Beja
    • Moura
      • Sobral da Adiça
Pimentel, R., Nunes, R. & De Ascenção, R.(2007): Les minéraux d'altération de plomb (Pb) et zinc (Zn) du massif de Preguiça, Moura, Portugal. Le Règne Minéral, 75, 19-26.
  • Missouri
    • Iron Co.
WALTER, Jessica (2011) MINERALOGICAL COMPOSITION OF DIABASE AND ALTERED DOLOMITE NEAR ANNAPOLIS, MISSOURI. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 620
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • Eureka
R&M 68:6 p406-416
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