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Zinkosite

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Formula:
ZnSO4
Specific Gravity:
4.33
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Probably an artificial product, and its occurence in nature (at least at its "type locality") is doubtful (Calvo and Viñals, 2008).


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Classification of ZinkositeHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959), Questionable
7.AB.10

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
A : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without additional anions, without H2O
B : With medium-sized cations
25.5.1

25 : Sulphates
5 : Sulphates of Zn and Hg

Physical Properties of ZinkositeHide

Transparency:
Translucent
Density:
4.33 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.86 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of ZinkositeHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.658 nβ = 1.669 nγ = 1.670
2V:
Measured: 25° , Calculated: 32°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.012
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
strong

Chemical Properties of ZinkositeHide

Formula:
ZnSO4
IMA Formula:
Zn(SO4)

Crystallography of ZinkositeHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic

Crystal StructureHide

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IDSpeciesReferenceLinkYearLocalityPressure (GPa)Temp (K)
0009208ZinkositeKokkoros P A, Rentzeperis P J (1958) The crystal structure of the anhydrous sulphates of copper and zinc Acta Crystallographica 11 361-36419580293
0014620ZinkositeWildner M, Giester G (1988) Crystal structure refinements of synthetic chalcocyanite (CuSO4) and zincosite (ZnSO4) Mineralogy and Petrology 39 201-2091988synthetic0293
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Type Occurrence of ZinkositeHide

Synonyms of ZinkositeHide

Other Language Names for ZinkositeHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.AB.DravertiteCuMg(SO4)2Mon. 2/m
7.AB.05MikasaiteFe2(SO4)3Trig. 3 : R3
7.AB.05Millosevichite(Al,Fe)2(SO4)3Trig. 3 : R3
7.AB.10ChalcocyaniteCuSO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

25.5.2GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
25.5.3NamuwiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2OTrig. 3 : P3
25.5.4KtenasiteZnCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2OMon.
25.5.5Ramsbeckite(Cu,Zn)15(SO4)4(OH)22 · 6H2OMon. 2/m
25.5.6Boyleite(Zn,Mg)SO4 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
25.5.7SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
25.5.8OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OOrth. mm2 : Pca21
25.5.9ZincaluminiteZn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)16 · 5H2O
25.5.10Glaucocerinite(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2OHex.
25.5.11GunningiteZnSO4 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
25.5.12ChaidamuiteZnFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
25.5.13Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
25.5.15Zincmelanterite(Zn,Cu,Fe)SO4 · 7H2OMon.
25.5.16Zincobotryogen(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)Fe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2OMon. 2/m
25.5.17SchuetteiteHg2+3(SO4)O2Trig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
25.5.18Gianellaite[(Hg2N)2](SO4)(H2O)xIso. 4 3m : F4 3m

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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 ZinkositeHide

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Breithaupt, A. (1852) Berg.- und hüttenmännisches Zeitung, Freiberg, Leipzig (merged into Glückauf): 11: 100.
de Schulten (1888) Comptes rendu de l’Académie des sciences de Paris: 107: 405.
Larsen, E.S. (1921) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, First edition, USGS Bulletin 679: 159.
Schiff (1934) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 87: 379.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 428-429.
Wildner, M. and Giester, G. (1988) Crystal structure refinements of synthetic chalcocyanite (CuSO4) and zincosite (ZnSO4). Mineralogy and Petrology: 39: 201-209.
Miguel Calvo and Joan Viñals (2008) Mineralogistes de Catalunya, 9, #5, 52-54.

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Localities for ZinkositeHide

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.
Spain (TL)
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Cuevas del Almanzora (Cuevas de Vera)
        • Sierra Almagrera
AM 45 (1960), 1137
USA
 
  • New Mexico
    • Socorro Co.
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
 
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