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General Rosickyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 32.07 gm
   Sulfur 100.00 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: S
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in fumaroles and in hollow limonite nodules.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1931
Help on Locality: Locality: Hav�rna and Visky, near Letovice, Morava (Moravia), Czech Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Vojtech Rosicky, former Director of the Mineralogical and Petrological Institute of Masaryk University, Brno, Czechoslovakia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rosickyite + Pronunciation Say ROSICKYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 870
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Comments: Orange selenian rosickyite (containing 48.9 wt-% Se).
Location: Lichtenberg Mine, Ronneburg U Deposit, Gera district, Thuringia, Germany. Scale: Picture size 8 mm.
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Rosickyite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6458:1:0.7059
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.5, b = 13.16, c = 9.29, Z = 32; beta = 124.817° V = 853.15 Den(Calc)= 2.00
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 2/c

Physical Properties of Rosickyite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Light yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 2.072 - 2.073, Average = 2.07
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Adamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Rosickyite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), b=1.97-2.058

Calculated Properties of Rosickyite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.00 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Rosickyite =2.00 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0075
Boson Index = 0.9925
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PERosickyite = 5.40 barns/electron
U=PERosickyite x rElectron Density= 10.79 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Rosickyite is Not Radioactive

Rosickyite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.03)with semi-metallic and non-metallic elements
  (01.03.05)Sulfur Polymorph group Sulfur S8 F ddd 2/m 2/m 2/m Rosickyite S P 2/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.CC.05 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.C - Metalloids and Nonmetals
  01.CC -Sulfur-selenium-iodine
01.CC.05 Sulfur S8 F ddd 2/m 2/m 2/m
01.CC.05 Rosickyite S P 2/c 2/m

Other Rosickyite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Rosickyite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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