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Rosickýite

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Formula:
S
Colour:
Colourless, pale yellow with green tint
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
2 - 3
Specific Gravity:
2.02 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Member of:
Name:
After Professor Vojtĕch Rosický (October 30, 1880 Praha – † February 9, 1942 Mauthausen), former Director of the Mineralogical and Petrological Institute of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
Polymorph of:
Sulphur Group.
The densest form of solid S. Can be prepared by slowly cooling molten sulfur that has been heated above 150°C.
Dimorphous with both sulphur (α-sulphur), to which it changes in time at room temperature, and β-sulphur.


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Classification of RosickýiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
1.CC.05

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
C : Metalloids and Nonmetals
C : Sulfur-selenium-iodine
Dana 7th ed.:
1.3.4.2
1.3.5.2

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
3 : Semi-metals and non-metals
1.52

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)

Physical Properties of RosickýiteHide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Colourless, pale yellow with green tint
Hardness:
2 - 3 on Mohs scale
Density:
2.02 g/cm3 (Calculated)
Comment:
value from Meisser et al 2000

Optical Data of RosickýiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
Dispersion:
relatively weak

Chemical Properties of RosickýiteHide

Crystallography of RosickýiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P2/b
Setting:
P2/c
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.455(3) Å, b = 13.052(2) Å, c = 9.267(3) Å
β = 124.89(3)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.648 : 1 : 0.71
Unit Cell V:
838.8 ų
Z:
4
Comment:
Non-standard unit cell; other cell given: a = 8.476(2), b = 13.088(3), c = 9.270(2), beta = 124.92(2)°.

Type Occurrence of RosickýiteHide

Synonyms of RosickýiteHide

Other Language Names for RosickýiteHide

Simplified Chinese:斜自然硫
Spanish:Rosickyita

Relationship of Rosickýite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
SulphurS8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
Sulphur-βS8Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Sulphur4 photos of Rosickýite associated with Sulphur on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.CC.05SulphurS8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
1.CC.10SeleniumSeTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
1.CC.10TelluriumTeHex.

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

1.3.5.1SulphurS8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

1.1CopperCuIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.2SilverAgIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.5GoldAuIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.6AuricuprideCu3AuOrth.
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCuTet.
1.8ZincZnHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.9CadmiumCdHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2Iso.
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZnIso.
1.12MercuryHgTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6Iso.
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2Iso.
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9Hex.
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2Orth.
1.18LuanheiteAg3HgHex.
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.20IndiumInTet.
1.21AluminiumAlIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2Tet.
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)AlOrth.
1.24DiamondCIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
1.25GraphiteCHex. 6mm : P63mc
1.26ChaoiteCHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm
1.27LonsdaleiteCHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSnTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
1.30LeadPbIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.31AnyuiiteAuPb2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mcm
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
1.33ArsenicAsTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.34ArsenolampriteAsOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
1.35PaxiteCuAs2Mon.
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2Hex.
1.37DomeykiteCu3AsIso. 4 3m : I4 3d
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10Mon.
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7 Iso.
1.41AntimonySbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.42StibarsenAsSbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3AsMon. 2 : B2
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)Hex.
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
1.48DyscrasiteAg3SbOrth. mm2 : Pmm2
1.49BismuthBiTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.50MaldoniteAu2BiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
1.51SulphurS8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
1.53SeleniumSeTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
1.54TelluriumTeHex.
1.55ChromiumCrIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.56RheniumReHex.
1.57IronFeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-xIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)Iso.
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.64TetrataeniteFeNiTet.
1.65AwaruiteNi3FeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHgTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
1.68PaolovitePd2SnOrth.
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2Hex.
1.70CabriitePd2CuSnOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
1.71Taimyrite(Pd,Cu,Pt)3SnOrth.
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3SnIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74ZvyagintsevitePd3PbIso.
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2Hex.
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)Iso.
1.82PlatinumPtIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.83HongshiitePtCuTrig.
1.84NiggliitePtSnHex.
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3FeIso.
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFeTet.
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFeTet.
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNiTet.
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)Iso.

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 RosickýiteHide

Reference List:
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Sekanina, J. (1931) Rosickyit, die natürliche γ-Schwefelmodifikation. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 80: 174-189. [in German]
Palache, C., Berman, H., Frondel, C. (1944) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 145-146.
Watanabe, Y. (1974) Crystal structure of monoclinic γ-sulfur. Acta Crystallographica: 30: 1396-1401.
Gallacher, A.C., Pinkerton, A.A. (1993) A redetermination of monoclinic γ-sulfur. Acta Crystallographica: C49: 125-126.
Meisser, N., Schenk, K.J., Spangenberg, J.E. (2000) Rosickýite (monoclinic γ-sulphur) from La Presta asphalt mine, Neuchâtel, Switzerland: new X-ray powder diffraction data. Schweizer Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 80: 299-303.

Internet Links for RosickýiteHide

Localities for RosickýiteHide

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.
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí Department
    • Daniel Campos Province
      • San Pablo de Napa
[www.hedegaard.com]
Canada
 
  • Nunavut
    • Ellesmere Island
Gleeson, D. F., Williamson, C., Grasby, S. E., Pappalardo, R. T., Spear, J. R., & Templeton, A. S. (2011). Low temperature S0 biomineralization at a supraglacial spring system in the Canadian High Arctic. Geobiology, 9(4), 360-375.
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • South Moravia Region
      • Hodonín
Kruťa T. (1944): Nález nové recentní síry a salmiaku v Kelčanech na Moravě. Věda přírodní, 23, 61.
      • Letovice (Lettowitz)
Zeitschr.Krist.(1931) 80, 174-189
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Clausthal-Zellerfeld
        • Bockswies veins
          • Oberschulenberg
Lapis, 11 (1), 9-18+42
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Ruhr Coal Mining area
      • Kamp-Lintfort
Ingendahl, J. (2016): Tief im Westen - Mineralienfunde aus dem Steinkohlebergwerk West. Mineralien-Welt, 27 (4), 61-72.
    • Siegerland
      • Wilnsdorf
Lapis, 12 (1), 11-18+42.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Westerwald
      • Linz am Rhein
        • Rheinbreitbach
Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
      • Wied Iron Spar District
        • Neuwied
          • Puderbach
Lapis, 9 (9), 31-38.
  • Thuringia
    • Gera
      • Ronneburg U deposit
T. Witzke & F. Rüger: Lapis 1998(7/8), 26-64
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Plaka
          • Plaka Mines
No reference listed
No reference listed
Iceland
 
  • Northeastern Region
    • Myvatn
Italy
 
  • Sicily
    • Messina Province
      • Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands)
        • Lipari
          • Vulcano Island
PANICHI U. (1924): Contributo allo studio dei minerali dell'Isola di Vulcano. - Memorie della Società Italiana delle Scienze (detta dei XL) - serie 3 – 19, 3-55.
New Zealand
 
  • North Island
    • Waikato
      • Taupo
Unpublished drill log report to NZ Dept of Mines by sulphur mining operator
Russia
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
Cesnokov, B., Kotrly, M. and Nisanbajev, T. (1998): Brennende Abraumhalden und Aufschlüsse im Tscheljabinsker Kohlenbecken - eine reiche Mineralienküche. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (3), 54-63 (in German).
Switzerland
 
  • Neuchâtel
    • Travers
Meisser, N., Schenk, K. J. & Spangenberg, J. E. (2000): Rosickýite, (monoclinic γ-Sulfur), from La Presta Asphalt Mine, Neuchâtel, Switzerland: New X-ray powder diffraction diagram. Swiss Bulletin of Mineralogy and Petrology, 80, 299-303.
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Le Trient Valley
      • Les Marécottes
- Meisser, N. (2012): La minéralogie de l'uranium dans le massif des Aiguilles Rouges. Matér. Géol. Suisse, Sér. géotech. 96, 183 p.
USA
 
  • California
    • Inyo Co.
      • Death Valley
Douglas, S. (2005). Mineralogical footprints of microbial life. American Journal of Science, 305(6-8), 503-525.
    • Lake Co.
      • Sulphur Creek District (Sulfur Creek District; Wilbur Springs District)
        • Clear Lake Oaks
www.mineralsocal.org
    • Santa Barbara Co.
      • Carpinteria
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 53.
    • Ventura Co.
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