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Rorisite

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Formula:
CaFCl
Colour:
Colorless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
From Latin, "roris," for "dew."
Matlockite Group.

Unstable in air, leaving a residue of fluorite.


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Classification of RorisiteHide

Approved
3.DC.25

3 : HALIDES
D : Oxyhalides, hydroxyhalides and related double halides
C : With Pb (As,Sb,Bi), without Cu
9.2.11.2

9 : NORMAL HALIDES
2 : AX2
8.4.11

8 : Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates
4 : Halides of the alkaline earths and Mg

Physical Properties of RorisiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colorless
Hardness:

Optical Data of RorisiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.668 nε = 1.635
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.033
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of RorisiteHide

Formula:
CaFCl
IMA Formula:
CaClF
Common Impurities:
Mg

Crystallography of RorisiteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.89 Å, c = 6.81 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.751
Unit Cell V:
103.05 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of RorisiteHide

Synonyms of RorisiteHide

Other Language Names for RorisiteHide

German:Rorisit
Spanish:Rorisita

Relationship of Rorisite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Bismoclite(BiO)ClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
LaurionitePbCl(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
MatlockitePbFClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Zavaritskite(BiO)FTet.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

3.DC.05LaurionitePbCl(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.DC.05ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
3.DC.10FiedleritePb3FCl4(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m
3.DC.15PenfielditePb2Cl3(OH)Hex. 6 : P6
3.DC.20LaurelitePb7F12Cl2Hex. 6 : P6
3.DC.25Bismoclite(BiO)ClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
3.DC.25Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
3.DC.25MatlockitePbFClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
3.DC.25Zavaritskite(BiO)FTet.
3.DC.25ZhangpeishaniteBaFClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
3.DC.30NadoritePbSbClO2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
3.DC.30PeritePbBiClO2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
3.DC.35AravaipaitePb3AlF9 · H2OTric.
3.DC.37CalcioaravaipaitePbCa2AlF9Tric. 1
3.DC.40ThorikositePb3Cl2(OH)(SbO3,AsO3)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
3.DC.45MereheaditePb47Cl25(OH)13O24(CO3)(BO3)2Mon. m
3.DC.50BlixitePb2(O,OH)2ClOrth.
3.DC.55PinalitePb3WO5Cl2Orth.
3.DC.60SymesitePb10(SO4)O7Cl4 · H2OTric. 1 : P1
3.DC.65EcdemitePb6Cl4(As2O7)Tet.
3.DC.65HeliophyllitePb6Cl4(As2O7)Orth.
3.DC.70MendipitePb3Cl2O2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
3.DC.75DamaraitePb3Cl(OH)O2Orth. mm2 : Pmc21
3.DC.80OnoratoiteSb8Cl2O11Tric. 1 : P1
3.DC.85CotunnitePbCl2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.DC.90PseudocotunniteK2PbCl4Orth.
3.DC.95BarstowitePb4Cl6(CO3) · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

9.2.11.1MatlockitePbFClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
9.2.11.3ZhangpeishaniteBaFClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

8.4.1SellaiteMgF2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
8.4.2NeighboriteNaMgF3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
8.4.3BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.4.4KorshunovskiteMg2Cl(OH)3 · 4H2OTric.
8.4.5CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
8.4.6TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2OTrig.
8.4.7FluoriteCaF2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
8.4.8SinjariteCaCl2 · 2H2OTet.
8.4.9AntarcticiteCaCl2 · 6H2OTrig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
8.4.10ChlorocalciteKCaCl3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
8.4.12JarliteNa(Sr,Na)7MgAl6F32(OH,H2O)2Mon. 2/m
8.4.13CalcjarliteNa(Ca,Sr)3Al3(OH)2F14Mon.
8.4.14TikhonenkoviteSr[AlF4(OH)(H2O)]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.4.15AcuminiteSr[AlF4(OH)(H2O)]Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.4.16FrankdicksoniteBaF2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
8.4.17UsoviteBa2CaMgAl2F14Mon.
8.4.18BøgvaditeNa2SrBa2Al4F20Mon. 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 RorisiteHide

Reference List:
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I. V. Kulikov, V. E. Devyatov, and A. V. Gromov (1982): A new natural compound-calcium fluoride-chloride. Izvest. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Geol. Razved., 25, 120-122 (in Russian). [abs. in Am. Mineral. 68 (1983), http://rruff.info/rruff_1.0/uploads/AM68_642.pdf]
American Mineralogist (1991): 76: 1731.
New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 119(3): 73-76.

Internet Links for RorisiteHide

Localities for RorisiteHide

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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.
Russia
 
  • Northern Caucasus Region
    • Kabardino-Balkarian Republic
      • Baksan Valley
I. V. Kulikov, V. E. Devyatov, and A. V. Gromov (1982): A new natural compound-calcium fluoride-chloride. Izvest. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Geol. Razved., 25, 120-122 (in Russian). [abs. in Am. Mineral. 68 (1983), http://rruff.info/rruff_1.0/uploads/AM68_642.pdf]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Chelyabinsk coal basin
Cesnokov, B., M. Kotrly, and T. Nisanbajev (1998): Brennende Abraumhalden und Aufschlüsse im Tscheljabinsker Kohlenbecken - eine reiche Mineralienküche. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (3), 54-63 (in German).
ZVMO (1990) 119, n3, 73-76; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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