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Minrecordite

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Formula:
CaZn(CO3)2
Colour:
White, colourless
Lustre:
Pearly
Hardness:
3½ - 4
Specific Gravity:
3.45
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Member of:
Name:
For the Mineralogical Record magazine (1970-)
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Classification of MinrecorditeHide

Approved
5.AB.10

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
A : Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
B : Alkali-earth (and other M2+) carbonates
14.2.1.4

14 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
2 : AB(XO3)2
11.6.7

11 : Carbonates
6 : Carbonates of Zn and Cd

Pronounciation of MinrecorditeHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of MinrecorditeHide

Pearly
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
White, colourless
Hardness:
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Very Good
on {1014}
Density:
3.45(2) g/cm3 (Measured)    3.445 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of MinrecorditeHide

Type:
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:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of MinrecorditeHide

Formula:
CaZn(CO3)2

Crystallography of MinrecorditeHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 - Rhombohedral
Space Group:
R3
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.8183(4) Å, c = 16.0296(10) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 3.327
Unit Cell V:
322.29 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
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.

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
KutnohoriteCa(Mn,Mg,Fe)(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
NorsethiteBaMg(CO3)2Trig. 3 2 : R3 2

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Dioptase33 photos of Minrecordite associated with Dioptase on mindat.org.
Duftite8 photos of Minrecordite associated with Duftite on mindat.org.
Calcite7 photos of Minrecordite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Malachite5 photos of Minrecordite associated with Malachite on mindat.org.
Cerussite4 photos of Minrecordite associated with Cerussite on mindat.org.
Conichalcite2 photos of Minrecordite associated with Conichalcite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.AB.05CalciteCaCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05GaspéiteNi(CO3)Hex.
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.10KutnohoriteCa(Mn,Mg,Fe)(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.35AlstoniteBaCa(CO3)2Tric.
5.AB.40OlekminskiteSr(Sr,Ca,Ba)(CO3)2Trig.
5.AB.40ParalstoniteBaCa(CO3)2Trig.
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

14.2.1.1DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
14.2.1.2AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
14.2.1.3KutnohoriteCa(Mn,Mg,Fe)(CO3)2Trig. 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
11.6.4Zincrosasite(Zn,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon.
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
11.6.9Sclarite(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)4Zn3(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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Mineralogical Record (1982): 13: 131-136.
American Mineralogist (1983): 68: 281.

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.
Algeria
 
  • Laghouat Province
    • 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).
Canada
 
  • 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.
Ireland
 
  • Co. Meath
    • 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.
Mexico
 
  • Coahuila
    • Mun. de Sierra Mojada
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)
 
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Min.Rec.(1982) 13, 131-136
Peru
 
  • Pasco Department
    • Pasco Province
      • Simón Bolívar District
7th Biennial, SGA, Athens, 2003
Poland
 
  • Małopolskie
    • Olkusz District
      • 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
Portugal
 
  • Beja District
    • 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.
USA
 
  • 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.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • Tintic District
          • Eureka
R&M 68:6 p406-416
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