Rosasite R050294

Name: Rosasite
RRUFF ID: R050294
Ideal Chemistry: CuZn(CO3)(OH)2
Locality: 79 mine, 4th level, Hayden, Gila County, Arizona, USA
Source: George Godas, John Callahan
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Green botryoidal crust associated with intergrown smithsonite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ malachite (7) ]
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RRUFF ID: R050294.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Cu1.24Zn0.76)Σ=2(CO3)(OH)2
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050294
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050294.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050294.1
Sample Description: Powder, intimately mixed with smithsonite
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.864(2)Å    b: 9.355(1)Å    c: 3.1589(5)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 110.04(2)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 357.15(6)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Rosasite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Lovisato D (1908) Rosasite, nuovo minerale della miniera di Rosas (Sulcis, Sardegna), Atti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei, 17, 723-728   [view file]

Strunz H (1959) Tsumeb, seine Erze und Sekundärmineralien, insbesondere der neu aufgeschlossenen zweiten Oxydationszone, Fortschritte der Mineralogie, 37, 87-90

Hawthorne F C, Jambor J L, Bladh K W, Burke E A J, Grice J D, Phillips D, Roberts A C, Schedler R A, Shigley J E (1987) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 72, 1023-1028   [view file]

Perchiazzi N (2006) Crystal structure determination and Rietveld refinement of rosasite and mcguinnessite, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie Supplement, 23, 505-510

Frost R L, Hales M C, Wain D L (2008) Raman spectroscopy of smithsonite, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 39, 108-114

Girgsdies F, Behrens M (2012) On the structural relations of malachite. I. The rosasite and ludwigite structure families, Acta Crystallographica, B68, 107-117

Perchiazzi N, Demitri N, Fehér B, Vignola P (2017) On the crystal-chemistry of rosasite and parádsasvárite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 55, 1027-1040