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Rosiaite

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About RosiaiteHide

Formula:
PbSb5+2O6
Colour:
Colourless, pale yellow
Lustre:
Resinous
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
6.96 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, the Le Cetine di Cotorniano Mine (Rosia), Chiusdino, Siena Province, Tuscany, Italy.
Compare the chemically similar 'bindheimite'.


Classification of RosiaiteHide

Approved
4.DH.25

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
H : With large (+- medium-sized) cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra

Physical Properties of RosiaiteHide

Resinous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless, pale yellow
Streak:
White
Hardness:
5½ on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
{0001}
Parting:
Possible
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
6.96 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of RosiaiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 2.092() nε = 1.920(1)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.172
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of RosiaiteHide

Formula:
PbSb5+2O6
IMA Formula:
PbSb2O6

Crystallography of RosiaiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:
P3 1m
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.295(1) Å, c = 5.372(1) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.015
Unit Cell V:
130.44 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1
Morphology:
Flat tabular hexagonal crystals.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.49 (vs)
2.688 (vw)
2.648 (m)
2.110 (w)
1.887 (w)
1.651 (w)
1.531 (w)

Type Occurrence of RosiaiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
University of Genova

Synonyms of RosiaiteHide

Other Language Names for RosiaiteHide

German:Rosiait
Spanish:Rosiaita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Clinocervantite3 photos of Rosiaite associated with Clinocervantite on mindat.org.
Valentinite3 photos of Rosiaite associated with Valentinite on mindat.org.
Tripuhyite3 photos of Rosiaite associated with Tripuhyite on mindat.org.
Strashimirite1 photo of Rosiaite associated with Strashimirite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.DH.Fluornatropyrochlore(Na,Pb,Ca,REE,U)2Nb2O6FIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
4.DH.Roméite Group
4.DH.Hydroxykenomicrolite(◻,Na,Sb3+)2Ta2O6(OH)Iso.
4.DH.OxyplumboroméitePb2Sb2O6OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.Cesiokenopyrochlore□Nb2(O,OH)6Cs1−x (x ∼ 0.20)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.05Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
4.DH.05OrthobranneriteU4+U6+Ti4O12(OH)2Orth.
4.DH.05Thorutite(Th,U,Ca)Ti2(O,OH)6Mon.
4.DH.10KassiteCaTi2O4(OH)2Orth.
4.DH.10Lucasite-(Ce)CeTi2(O,OH)6Mon.
4.DH.15Bariomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.15Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)A2-mD2X6-wZ1+wIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.15Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.15Ceriopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15JixianitePb(W,Fe3+)2(O,OH)7Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.15Hydropyrochlore(H2O,□)2Nb2(O,OH)6(H2O)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.15Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Plumbobetafite (of Hogarth 1977)A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
4.DH.15Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)
4.DH.15Strontiopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Stibiobetafite (of Černý et al.)A2-mD2X6-wZ1-nIso.
4.DH.15Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)Iso.
4.DH.15Yttropyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15Fluornatromicrolite(Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6FIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.15Bismutopyrochlore (of Chukanov et al.)(Bi,Ca,U,Pb)2-xNb2(O,OH)6(OH)Amor.
4.DH.15Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.20BismutostibiconiteBi(Sb5+,Fe3+)2O7Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.20BindheimitePb2Sb2O6OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.20MonimolitePb2Sb5+2O7Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
4.DH.20CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7Iso.
4.DH.20StetefeldtiteAg2Sb2(O,OH)7Iso.
4.DH.20StibiconiteSb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
4.DH.30ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7Orth.
4.DH.35LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8Trig.
4.DH.35PetscheckiteUFe(Nb,Ta)2O8Hex.
4.DH.40IngersoniteCa3Mn2+Sb5+4O14Trig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
4.DH.45PittongiteNa0.22(W,Fe3+)(O,OH)3 · 0.44H2OHex. 6 m2 : P6m2

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 RosiaiteHide

Reference List:
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Hill, R.J. (1987): Structure of PbSb2O6 and its relationship to the crystal chemistry of PbO2 in antimonial lead-acid batteries. J. Solid State Chem., 71, 12-18.
Basso, R., Lucchetti, G., Zefiro, L. & Palenzona, A. (1996): Rosiaite, PbSb2O6, a new mineral from the Cetine mine, Siena, Italy. European Journal of Mineralogy: 8: 487-492.
Mineralogical Record: 28: 144.

Internet Links for RosiaiteHide

Localities for RosiaiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
BLAß, G. & GRAF, H. W. (1997): Neue Mineralienfunde und Bestimmungen (17). - Mineralien-Welt, 8 (2), 16-19; WALENTA, K. (1999): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara. 8. Folge, 1. Teil. Lapis 24 (11), 34-37.
Hungary
 
  • Fejér Co.
    • Velencei Mts
      • Lovasberény
        • Meleg Hill
collector: Gábor Koller, XRD: Béla Fehér, EDS: Árpád Kovács
Italy
 
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia
    • Udine Province
      • Forni Avoltri
Ciriotti, M.E., Möckel, S., Blaβ, G., Bortolozzi, G. (2006). Cualstibite: ritrovamenti italiani. MICRO (UK report), 2006, 19-24.
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Manciano
Ciriotti, M.E., Fascio, L., Pasero, M. (2009): Italian Type Minerals. PLUS - University of Pisa, Ed., Pisa, 357 pp. Handbook of Mineralogy Vol III p 482
    • Siena Province
      • Chiusdino
Basso R., Lucchetti G., Zefiro L., Palenzona A., 1996. Rosiaite, PbSb2O6, a new mineral from the Cetine mine, Siena, Italy. European Journal of Mineralogy, 8: 478-492.
Spain
 
  • Valencian Community
    • Castellón
Mineralogía de la concesión San Rafael, Villahermosa del Río, Castellón, España
        • San Rafael claim
- Cócera, H., Menor-Salván, C. and Muñoz-Alvarado, R. (2010): Mineralogía de la concesión San Rafael, Villahermosa del Río, Castellón, España. Acopios, 1, 1-51. [http://mti-acopios.blogspot.com/ ; http://issuu.com/malacate/docs/acopios-1-1?mode=a_p]
UK
 
  • Wales
    • Conwy
      • Deganwy
[J. Russell Soc. 2001 - 88]
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