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Roscherite Group

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About Roscherite GroupHide

Group of complex monoclinic or triclinic metal-beryllium phosphates (and one arsenate).
Crystal aggregates are often zoned.

Relationship of Roscherite Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Atencioite Ca2Fe2+3Mg2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
Footemineite Ca2Mn2+Mn2+2Mn2+2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1
Greifensteinite Ca2Fe2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon.
Guimarãesite Ca2Be4Zn5(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
Okruschite Ca2Mn2+5Be4(AsO4)6(OH)4·6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
Roscherite Ca2Mn2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Ruifrancoite Ca2(⃞,Mn)2(Fe3+,Mn,Mg)4Be4(PO4)6(OH)4(OH,H2O)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
Zanazziite Ca2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b

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 Roscherite GroupHide

Reference List:
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Atencio, D., Coutinho, J.M.V. & Menezes Filho, L. A. D. (2005): Roscherite-group minerals from Brazil. AXIS, 1 (6), 1-17. []
Chukanov, N.V., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Möckel, St., Zadov, A.E., and Levitskaya, L.A. (2006): The roscherite group and its new representative member atencioite, Ca2Fe2+□Mg2Fe2+2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4•6H2O. New Data on Minerals, 41, 18-25.

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Localities for Roscherite GroupHide

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.
  • Carinthia
    • Koralpe
      • Moschkogel - Weinebene area
        • Brandrücken
[Roscherite] G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
    • Millstatt lake ridge
      • Spittal
        • Millstatt lake
[Zanazziite] Walter, F. (1998): Exkursion E4 am 27.9.1998 - MinPet 98 (Pörtschach am Wörthersee/Kärnten) - Die Pegmatite des Millstätter See-Rückens. Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 143, 437-450. []
        • Wolfsberg
[Zanazziite] Pichler, A. (2009): Bergbau in Westkärnten, Eine Bestandsaufnahme der noch sichtbaren Merkmale der historischen Bergbaue in Westkärnten. Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Kärnten, Sonderheft 63, 1-416.
  • Minas Gerais
    • Água Boa
[Roscherite] Dunn, P.J., Leavens, P.B., Sturman, B.D.,Gaines, R.V. & Barbosa, C. d. P. (1978): Hureaulite and Barbosalite from Lavra do Criminoso, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mineralogical Record. 9: 147-151
    • Conselheiro Pena
[Roscherite] Canadian Mlneralogist Vol. 20, pp. 87-89 (1982)
[Greifensteinite] Baijot, M., Hatert, F., Dal Rio, F. & Philipo, S. (2014) Mineralogy and petrography of phosphate mineral association from the Jocão pegmatite, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Canadian Mineralogist 52, 373-397.
    • Divino das Laranjeiras
[Atencioite] Chukanov, N.V., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Möckel, St., Zadov, A.E., and Levitskaya, L.A. (2006) The roscherite group and its new representative member atencioite, Ca2Fe2+□Mg2Fe2+2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4•6H2O. New Data on Minerals, 41,18-25;
[Roscherite] Cassedanne, J.P. (1983): Famous mineral localities: The Córrego Frio mine and vicinity, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mineralogical Record, 14 (4): 227-237
[Zanazziite] Leon Hupperichs photo, ID: 103201
[Zanazziite] Sergio Varvello specimen & Photo, Photo ID: 460231
    • Galiléia
      • Laranjeiras
[Roscherite] [MinRec 12:69]
      • Sapucaia do Norte
[Roscherite] Cassedanne, J.P. & Baptista, A. (1999): Famous Mineral Localities: The Sapucaia Pegmatite Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mineralogical Record, 30: 347-360 + 365.
    • Itinga
[Roscherite] Roberto Bosi collection
[Zanazziite] Cahves et al. (2016)
[Zanazziite] Lithiotantite, Ideally LiTa3O8 - Luiz A.D.Menezes Filho, Hexiong Yang, Robert T. Downs, Mário L.S.C. Chaves, Aba C. Persiano - Acta Cryst. (2012) E68, i27 - i28
      • Monte Belo
      • Taquaral
[Zanazziite] Leavens, P.B., White, J.S. & Nelen, J.A. (1990): Zanazziite, a new mineral from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mineralogical Record. 21: 413-417.
[Zanazziite] Luiz Alberto Dias Menezes Filho, Mario Luiz de Sá Carneiro Chaves, Coralie Heinis Dias, Daniel Atencio (2016): Recent mineral discoveries in the Coronel Murta, Taquaral, and Medina pegmatite fields, northeastern Minas Gerais, Brazil. REM - Int. Eng. J. 69, 301-307. []
        • Piauí valley
[Zanazziite] Chukanov N V et al (2007) Guimarãesite, a new Zn-dominant monoclinic roscherite-group mineral from Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil, New Data on Minerals. Moscow, 42, 11-15
[Atencioite] Gunnar Färber
[Zanazziite] Luis Menezes; Hatert, F., Philippo, S., Ottolini, L., Dal Bo, F., Scholz, R., Chaves, M. L., ... & Menezes Filho, L. A. (2017). Wilancookite,(Ba, K, Na) 8 (Ba, Li,□) 6Be24P24O96· 32H2O, a new beryllophosphate with a zeolite framework. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29(5), 923-930.
from my personal field trip
[Zanazziite] Confirmed
    • Mendes Pimentel
[Zanazziite] Paulo Matioli, 2006, pers. com. to Sergio Varvello
    • Ouro Preto
      • Ouro Preto district
        • Saramenha
[Zanazziite] Atencio, D., Coutinho, J. M., & Menezes Filho, L. A. (2005) Roscherite-Group Minerals. Axis Vol 1 No. 6.
    • Virgem da Lapa
[Greifensteinite] Donald Doell Collection
  • Haskovo Oblast (Khaskovo Oblast)
    • Mineralni Bani Obshtina
      • Spachievo ore field (Spahievo ore field)
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Compreignac
        • Margnac Quarry
[Greifensteinite] Patrice Queneau Collection; Boisson, J.-M. & Leconte, J. (2014): Analyses 2012-2013 MNHN-MICROMONTEURS. La revue de Micromonteurs, 21.
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Hösbach
        • Sailauf
          • Hartkoppe
[Okruschite] Chukanov, N.V., Möhn, G., Pekov, I.V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Bychkova, Y.V., Lorenz, J.A. and Gurzhiy, V.V. (2013) Okruschite, IMA 2013-097. CNMNC Newsletter No. 18, December 2013, page 3257; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3249-3258; Chukanov, N.V., Möhn, G., Pekov, I.V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Bychkova, Y.V., Gurzhiy, V.V., Lorenz, J.A. (2014): Okruschite, Ca2Mn2+5Be4(AsO4)6(OH)4∙6H2O, a new roscherite-group mineral from Sailauf, Bavaria, Germany. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26, 589-595
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge District
      • Ehrenfriedersdorf
[Roscherite] Slavik, F. (1914) Neue Phosphate vom Greifenstein bei Ehrenfriedersdorf. Bulletin international de l’ Académie des Sciences de Bohème: 19: 1-16.; Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 783, 969.; Handbook of Mineralogy (
      • Schmiedeberg
[Roscherite] Frank Zschäbitz, Walter Hajek, Roland Stenzel (2011) Neufunde von Kolbeckit, Hübnerit und Roscherit aus Sadisdorf, Sachsen. Lapis, 36, #7-8, 37-39.
  • Lombardy
    • Lecco Province
      • Colico
        • Piona Peninsula
[Roscherite] Vignola, P., Fransolet, A.M., Guastoni, A. & Appiani, R. (2011). Le pegmatiti di Piona. Recenti studi sui filoni Malpensata, Luna e Sommafiume. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1/2011, 30-38
  • East Kazakhstan
    • Kalba Range
      • Irtysh River
[Greifensteinite] Chukanov, N. V. ; Möckel, S.; Raszvetaeva, R.K. & Zadov, A. E. (2003): Greifensteinit aus Sachsen, Österreich, Cornwall, USA, Brasilien und Kasachstan. Lapis 28 (4), 39
  • Guarda
    • Sabugal
      • Bendada
[Roscherite] Schnorrer-Köhler (1991), Mineral Occurrences.
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Calstock
        • Gunnislake
          • Clitters United Mines
[Roscherite] Clark, A.M., Fejer, E.E., Couper, A.G., von Knorring, O., Turner, R.W., and Barstow, R.W. (1983): Mineralogical Magazine 47, 81-83; Golley, P., and Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
  • California
    • San Diego Co.
      • Pala District
        • Pala
          • Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala Mtn; Queen Mtn)
[Greifensteinite] MarekC collection, purchased from Gems of Pala, 2018
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • East Hampton (Chatham)
        • Cobalt
[Roscherite] Rocks & Min.: 70:403
  • Maine
    • Cumberland Co.
      • Baldwin
        • West Baldwin
    • Oxford Co.
      • Buckfield
[Roscherite] King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1, King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
      • Newry
[Zanazziite] King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
[Zanazziite] King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2, with updates by Van King
[Greifensteinite] King, V.T., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, v. 1; King, V. T. in preparation, Mineralogy of Newry, Maine.
[Greifensteinite] King, V.T., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, v. 1; King, V. T. in preparation, Mineralogy of Newry, Maine.
[Greifensteinite] King, V. T., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, v. 1; King, V, 2006, Minerals of Halls Ridge and Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, Mineral News, v. 22 (6), p. 1-3.
      • Paris
[Greifensteinite] King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
      • Rumford
[Roscherite] King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
    • Sagadahoc Co.
      • Georgetown
[Greifensteinite] J,Nizamoff ef al, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium proceedings 2013
  • New Hampshire
    • Cheshire Co.
      • Walpole
[Greifensteinite] Bob Janules, Anna Wilken, Bob Wilken collections
    • Grafton Co.
      • Alexandria
[Roscherite] Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
      • Groton
[Greifensteinite] Van King
[Roscherite] No reference listed
    • Sullivan Co.
      • Newport
[Roscherite] Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
  • North Carolina
    • Cleveland Co.
      • Kings Mountain District
[Roscherite] Am Min 54 (1969), 1467-1469; Rocks and Minerals, (1985) 60:76-82; Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook 1981, 39-48
    • Gaston Co.
      • Bessemer City
[Roscherite] Kenny Gay Collection
  • South Dakota
    • Custer Co.
      • Custer District
        • Fourmile
[Roscherite] Rocks & Minerals: 60: 117; Rocks & Minerals: 79: 342.
  • Tennessee
    • Sevier Co.
      • East Fork District
        • East Fork Mine (East Fork manganese mine)
[Roscherite] Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
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