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Mroseite

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About MroseiteHide

Mary E. Mrose
Formula:
CaTe4+(CO3)O2
Colour:
Colorless to white
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
4
Specific Gravity:
4.35
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
For Mary Emma Mrose (1910-2003), USGS mineralogist.
This page provides mineralogical data about Mroseite.


Classification of MroseiteHide

Approved
4.JL.15

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
L : Tellurites with additional anions, without H2O
34.8.4.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
8 : Compound Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites
28.3.6

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
3 : Tellurites

Physical Properties of MroseiteHide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Colorless to white
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Density:
4.35 g/cm3 (Measured)    4.171 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of MroseiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.790 nβ = 1.850 nγ = 1.890
2V:
Measured: 74° , Calculated: 76°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.100
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r << v perceptible

Chemical Properties of MroseiteHide

Formula:
CaTe4+(CO3)O2
IMA Formula:
CaTe4+O2(CO3)

Crystallography of MroseiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pbca
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.988(15) Å, b = 11.201(10) Å, c = 10.566(10) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.624 : 1 : 0.943
Unit Cell V:
827.03 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
8
Morphology:
elongated, small, commonly radiating structures, massive.

Type Occurrence of MroseiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Royal Ontario Museum, Ottawa, Canada M33757
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Hydrothermal Au-Te deposit

Synonyms of MroseiteHide

Other Language Names for MroseiteHide

German:Mroseit
Russian:Мрозит
Spanish:Mroseita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Tellurite3 photos of Mroseite associated with Tellurite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JL.05RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)ClTric. 1 : P1
4.JL.10MackayiteFe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
4.JL.20PingguiteBi6Te4+2O13Orth.
4.JL.25TlapalliteH6(Ca,Pb)2(Cu,Zn)3(TeO3)4(TeO6)(SO4)
4.JL.30GirditeH2Pb3(Te4+O3)(Te6+O6)Mon. m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

28.3.1BalyakiniteCu(TeO3)Orth.
28.3.2RajiteCu(Te4+2O5)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
28.3.3GraemiteCu[TeO3] · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmma
28.3.4TeineiteCu2+(Te4+O3) · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
28.3.5CesbroniteCu2+3Te6+O4(OH)4Orth.
28.3.7QuetzalcoatliteZn6Cu3(TeO6)2(OH)6 · AgxPbyClx+2yTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
28.3.8ZemanniteMg0.5ZnFe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
28.3.9KinichiliteMg0.5Mn2+Fe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
28.3.10Denningite(Mn2+,Ca,Zn)Te4+2O5Tet.
28.3.11SpiroffiteMn2+2Te4+3O8Mon. 2/m : B2/b
28.3.12WinstanleyiteTiTe4+3O8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
28.3.13FairbankitePb(TeO3)Tric.
28.3.14PlumbotelluritePb(TeO3)Orth.
28.3.15Choloalite(Cu,Sb)3(Pb,Ca)3(TeO3)6Cl
28.3.16SmirniteBi2Te4+O5Orth. mm2
28.3.17ChekhovichiteBi2Te4+4O11Mon. 2/m
28.3.18Cliffordite(UO2)Te4+3O7Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
28.3.19Schmitterite(UO2)(TeO3)Orth.
28.3.20MoctezumitePb(UO2)(TeO3)2Mon.
28.3.21EmmonsiteFe3+2(TeO3)3 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
28.3.22BlakeiteFe3+2[TeO3]3 (?)
28.3.23MackayiteFe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
28.3.24PoughiteFe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2OOrth.
28.3.25SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2OMon.
28.3.26RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)ClTric. 1 : P1
28.3.27EztlitePb2+2Fe3+3(Te4+ O3)3(SO4)O2ClMon.
28.3.28KeystoneiteMg0.5Ni2+Fe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex.

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 MroseiteHide

Reference List:
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Fischer, R., Pertlik, F., and Zemann, J. (1975): The crystal structure of Mroseite, CaTeO2(CO3). Canadian Mineralogist 13, 383-387.
American Mineralogist (1975): 60: 946.
American Mineralogist (1976): 61: 339.

Internet Links for MroseiteHide

Localities for MroseiteHide

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.
Mexico (TL)
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
      • Moctezuma
Geol.Soc.Amer.Abstr.Progr.(1975) 7, no. 6, 814-815
Panczner (1987): 280.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Tombstone Hills
        • Tombstone District
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 307.
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