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Parádsasvárite

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About ParádsasváriteHide

Formula:
Zn2(CO3)(OH)2
Lustre:
Vitreous, Silky, Dull
Hardness:
2 - 3
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Member of:
Name:
For the type locality
Chemically related to hydrozincite.


Classification of ParádsasváriteHide

Approved
First Published:
2015

Physical Properties of ParádsasváriteHide

Vitreous, Silky, Dull
Transparency:
Translucent
Streak:
white
Hardness:
2 - 3 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Fibrous

Chemical Properties of ParádsasváriteHide

Formula:
Zn2(CO3)(OH)2

Crystallography of ParádsasváriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Setting:
P21/a
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.92 Å, b = 9.372 Å, c = 3.159 Å
β = 110.4°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.379 : 1 : 0.337
Unit Cell V:
358.52 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Comment:
Perchiazzia et al. (2017) give (note different setting, with smaller beta): P21/a, a 12.253(4) Å, b 9.348(3) Å, c 3.167(1) Å, β = 97.700(4)°,

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.054(67)
5.085(100)
3.703(87)
3.021(25)
2.971(25)
2.603(62)
2.539(36)
2.498(23)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of ParádsasváriteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
globular aggregates up to 0.2 mm in diameter on calcite
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Herman Ottó Museum, Miskolc, Hungary, catalogue number 2012.23
Geological Setting of Type Material:
alteration product of sphalerite and chalcopyrite in a carbonate-rich environment.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Fehér, B., Szakáll, S., Zajzon, N., Mihály, J. (2015) Parádsasvárite, a new member of the malachite-rosasite group from Parádsasvár, Mátra Mountains, Hungary. Mineralogy and Petrology: 109: 405-411.

Synonyms of ParádsasváriteHide

Relationship of Parádsasvárite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
ChukanoviteFe2+2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
PokrovskiteMg2(CO3)(OH)2Mon.
Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Zincrosasite(Zn,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon.

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 ParádsasváriteHide

Reference List:
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Fehér, B., Szakáll, S., Zajzon, N., Mihály, J. (2013) Parádsasvárite, IMA 2012-077. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 10; Mineralogical Magazine: 77: 1-12.
Fehér, B., Szakáll, S., Zajzon, N., Mihály, J. (2015) Parádsasvárite, a new member of the malachite-rosasite group from Parádsasvár, Mátra Mountains, Hungary. Mineralogy and Petrology: 109: 405-411.
Perchiazzi, N., Demitri, N., Fehér, B., Vignola, P. (2017) On the crystal-chemistry of rosasite and parádsasvárite. Canadian Mineralogist: 55: 1027-1040.

Internet Links for ParádsasváriteHide

Localities for ParádsasváriteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium; Lavreotiki Municipality)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
Rieck, B., Kolitsch, U., Voudouris, P., Giester, G. and Tzeferis, P. (2018): Weitere Neufunde aus Lavrion, Griechenland. Mineralien-Welt 29 (5), 32-77 (in German).
        • Lavrion (Laurion; Laurium)
Rieck, B., Kolitsch, U., Voudouris, P., Giester, G. and Tzeferis, P. (2018): Weitere Neufunde aus Lavrion, Griechenland. Mineralien-Welt 29 (5), 32-77 (in German).
        • Sounion Area
          • Agia Varvara Mines (St Barbara Mines)
Rieck, B., Kolitsch, U., Voudouris, P., Giester, G. and Tzeferis, P. (2018): Weitere Neufunde aus Lavrion, Griechenland. Mineralien-Welt 29 (5), 32-77 (in German).
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Rudabányai Mts
      • Rudabánya
Szakáll S.-2014
  • Heves Co.
    • Mátra Mts
      • Parádsasvár (Üveghuta)
Fehér, B., Szakáll, S., Zajzon, N. and Mihály, J. (2013) Parádsasvárite, IMA 2012-077. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 10; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12; Fehér, B., Szakáll, S., Zajzon, N., Mihály, J. (2015): Parádsasvárite, a new member of the malachite-rosasite group from Parádsasvár, Mátra Mountains, Hungary. Mineralogy and Petrology 109, 405-411.
Italy
 
  • Sardinia
    • Carbonia-Iglesias Province
      • Buggerru
Gunnar Färber
Namibia
 
  • Karas Region
    • Lüderitz District
      • Rosh Pinah
Gunnar Färber
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