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About ZincrosasiteHide

White, light blue
Crystal System:
Member of:
Named as the zincian analogue of rosasite.
Rosasite Group.
Reinvestigation by modern methods needed. The crystal structure of its Cu analogue, rosasite, has been solved by Perchiazzi (2006).
Fehér et al. (2015) argue that the "zincrosasite" insufficiently described by Strunz (1959) and material later analysed by Paulis et al. (2005) is in fact rosasite, since the Zn:Cu ratio is not decisive in the distinction between the end-members, only the occupancies of the Me(1) and Me(2) sites (the latter is smaller and preferably occupied by Zn).

The Zn-dominant end-member was named parádsasvárite (Fehér et al., 2015).

Classification of ZincrosasiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959), Questionable

B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
A : With Cu, Co, Ni, Zn, Mg, Mn

3 : (AB)2(XO3)Zq

11 : Carbonates
6 : Carbonates of Zn and Cd

Physical Properties of ZincrosasiteHide

White, light blue
4½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of ZincrosasiteHide

relatively strong

Chemical Properties of ZincrosasiteHide


Crystallography of ZincrosasiteHide

Crystal System:

Type Occurrence of ZincrosasiteHide

Other Language Names for ZincrosasiteHide

Relationship of Zincrosasite 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
ParádsasváriteZn2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Hydrozincite3 photos of Zincrosasite associated with Hydrozincite on mindat.org.
Hemimorphite1 photo of Zincrosasite associated with Hemimorphite on mindat.org.
Smithsonite1 photo of Zincrosasite associated with Smithsonite on mindat.org.
Aurichalcite1 photo of Zincrosasite associated with Aurichalcite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Zincrosasite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Rosasite1 photo of Zincrosasite associated with Rosasite on mindat.org.
Herbertsmithite1 photo of Zincrosasite associated with Herbertsmithite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.BA.05AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.BA.10GeorgeiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2 · 6H2OAmor.
5.BA.10Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.BA.10MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.BA.10Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.BA.10ChukanoviteFe2+2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.BA.15Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.BA.15HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.BA.20HoldawayiteMn6(CO3)2(OH)7(Cl,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.BA.25DeferniteCa6(CO3)2-x(SiO4)x(OH)7(Cl,OH)1-2x (x<0.5)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
5.BA.30Loseyite(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10Mon. 2/m
5.BA.30SclariteZn7(CO3)2(OH)10Mon. 2/m : B2/b

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

16a.3.1.1MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
16a.3.1.2Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
16a.3.1.3Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

11.6.1SmithsoniteZnCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
11.6.2HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
11.6.3Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
11.6.5Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6Mon. 2/m : P21/m
11.6.7MinrecorditeCaZn(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
11.6.8Loseyite(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10Mon. 2/m
11.6.9SclariteZn7(CO3)2(OH)10Mon. 2/m : B2/b
11.6.10OtaviteCdCO3Trig. 3m (3 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 ZincrosasiteHide

Reference List:
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Fortschritte der Mineral (1959): 37: 87-90.
American Mineralogist (1959): 44: 1373.
BLAß, G. & GRAF, H. W. (1995): Neufunde von bekannten Fundstellen (13). Mineralien-Welt 6 (3), 47-51. [Cu-free end-member, PXRD- and EDS-analysed]
Perchiazzi, N. (2006): Crystal structure determination and Rietveld refinement of rosasite and mcguinnessite. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Suppl. No. 23, 505-510. [http://www.atypon-link.com/OLD/doi/pdf/10.1524/zksu.2006.suppl_23.505]
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.

Internet Links for ZincrosasiteHide

Localities for ZincrosasiteHide

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.
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill district
        • Broken Hill
          • Broken Hill South Mine (BHS Mine; South Mine)
[MinRec 19:432]; Australian Min. 3:1 (1997)
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills)
        • Clarendon
Bywater, S. (1987): Minerals from the Mount Malvern mine. Mineralogical News (Journal of the Mineralogical Society of South Australia), 7 (1), 41.; Kolitsch, U. and Elliott, P. (1999): Mineralogy of the Mount Malvern Mine near Clarendon, South Australia. Australian J. Mineral. 5, 3-17.
  • Lower Austria
    • Mostviertel
      • Annaberg
Kolitsch, U., Auer, C. & Zeug, M. (2017): 2046) Austinit, Billingsleyit, Konichalcit, Lenait?, Luzonit, Marrit, Trechmannit und Zinkrosasit von Annaberg, Niederösterreich (ein Vorbericht). Pp. 265-268 in Walter, F. et al. (2017): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXVI. Carinthia II, 207./127., 217-284.
Czech Republic
  • South Moravian Region
Houzar, S., Novák, M., Doležalová, H., Hrazdil, V., Pfeiferová, A.: Přehled mineralogie, petrografie a geologie nedvědických mramorů, svratecké krystalinikum. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. geol., 2006, roč. 91, s. 3-77.
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Cernay
        • Steinbach
          • Silberthal
Mines, mineurs et minéralogie du Silberthal, Tomes 1 et 2
  • Occitanie
    • Gard
      • Saint-Laurent-le-Minier
Minéralogie de la mine des malines (Daniel Gol, Alain Martaud, Nicolas Meisser, Pascal Chollet) - Le regne minéral, H.S. XVI, pp 49-86.
- Gol, D, Martaud, A., Meisser, N. & Chollet, P. (2010): Minéralogie des Malines, Gard. Le Règne Minéral, HS XVI, 49-88.
    • Lot
      • Cuzac
Vincent Bourgoin collection
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
      • Orpierre
        • Orpierre mines
Jean-Luc Portes collection
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Münstertal
        • Belchen
Lapis 21(12), 44 (1996)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Iserlohn
        • Letmathe
Bender, D. and Krimmelbein, W. (1994) Aktuelle Übersicht: Mineralien der Zinkhütte Genna/Sauerland. Stand Juni 1994. Mineralien-Welt, 4/94, 10.; Blaß, G. & Graf, H.W. (1995) Neufunde von bekannten Fundstellen (13). Mineralien-Welt, 6 (3), 47-51. [Cu-free end-member, PXRD- and EDS-analysed]
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Bernkastel-Wittlich
      • Thalfang am Erbeskopf
        • Etgert
  • Attica
    • East Attica
      • Lavreotiki
        • Lavrion District Mines
          • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
No reference listed
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County
    • Rudabányai Mts
      • Rudabánya
Szakáll: Minerals of Rudabánya, 2001
  • Fejér County
    • Velencei Mts
      • Pátka
Szakáll-Gatter-Szendrei: Mineral species of Hungary, 2005
  • Heves County
    • Mátra Mts
      • Parádsasvár (Üveghuta)
Szakáll - Gatter: Minerals of Hungary
  • Isfahan
    • Nain County (Nayin County)
      • Anarak District
Manfred Kampf collection
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia
    • Udine Province
      • Degano Valley
Bortolozzi, G.M., Bracco, R., De Tuoni, F., Vidus, L., Bittarello, E., Marengo, A., Ciriotti, M.E., Zorzi, F. (2018) Antiche miniere e affioramenti metalliferi a Comeglians (Val Degano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia): recenti ritrovamenti. Micro, 16, 1-2018, 2-36.
  • Trentino-Alto Adige
    • Trento Province (Trentino)
      • Valsugana
        • Levico Terme
Canal, A., Fassina, B., Ferretti, P., Gasparetto, P., Pegoraro, S., Tosato, F., Zammatteo, P. (2012): Compet, galleria a quota 1358 ms.l.m., Monte Fronte, Vetriolo, Trento. Micro, 1-2012, 1-48.
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Montieri
        • Gerfalco
Batacchi, C., Cadoni, M., Ciriotti, M.E. (2011): Murdochite di Fosso Mandromicci, Gerfalco, Toscana: primo ritrovamento italiano. Micro (Periodico dell'AMI). 2011 (3), 101-112
  • Durango
    • Mapimí Municipality
      • Mapimí
Mineralogical Record (2003) 34:5 The Ojuela Mine
Namibia (TL)
  • Oshikoto Region
    • Tsumeb
Fortschritte Min.(1959) 37, 87-90; Neues Jahrb.Min.,Mh.(1986) 523-527
  • Catalonia
    • Tarragona
      • Priorat
        • El Molar
Joan Abella i Creus (2008): Minerals I Mines De La Conca De Bellmunt Del Priorat.
  • Valais
    • Anniviers Valley
      • Saint-Luc
Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
  • Colorado
    • Lake Co.
      • Leadville District
        • Upper Iowa Gulch
Tony Nikischer specimen and analysis
    • Park Co.
      • Horseshoe Basin District
Rocks & Minerals 81:356-361
  • Montana
    • Granite Co.
      • Philipsburg Mining District (Flint Creek Mining District)
Min News 21:7 p 1,3, 4
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