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Rosieresite Mineral Data

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General Rosieresite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pb,Cu,Al)(PO4)x•n(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 349.14 gm
   Aluminum     0.77 %  Al    1.46 % Al2O3
   Copper       5.46 %  Cu    6.15 % Cu2O
   Phosphorus   8.87 %  P    20.33 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     3.46 %  H    30.96 % H2O
   Lead        35.61 %  Pb   38.36 % PbO
   Oxygen      45.82 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       97.25 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb0.6Cu0.3Al0.1(PO4)•6(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1910
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From an abandoned copper mine at Rosiere, Carmaux, Tarn, France.

Rosieresite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Amorphous- No Crystals

Physical Properties of Rosieresite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Yellow, Yellow, Pale brown.
Help on Density: Density: 2.2
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Conchoidal - Very brittle fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Stalactitic - Shaped like pendant columns as stalactites or stalagmites (e.g. calcite).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-3.5 - Calcite-Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Rosieresite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.078 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
KPDmeas= 0.2273,KC= 0.2109
Ncalc = 1.46
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.5.

Calculated Properties of Rosieresite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.09 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Rosieresite =2.20 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PERosieresite = 577.15 barns/electron
U=PERosieresite x rElectron Density=1,208.83 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Rosieresite is Not Radioactive

Rosieresite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (42)Hydrated Phosphates, etc., Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.13)Dana Type
  (42.13.07)Dana Group Rosieresite (Pb,Cu,Al)(PO4)x•n(H2O) None
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.DF.10 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.D - Phosphates, etc
  08.DF -With only medium-sized cations, (OH,etc.):RO4 > 3:1
08.DF.10 Bolivarite Al2(PO4)(OH)3•4-5(H2O) None
08.DF.10 Evansite Al3(PO4)(OH)6•6(H2O)(?) None
08.DF.10 Liskeardite (Al,Fe)3(AsO4)(OH)6•5(H2O) Unk Ortho
08.DF.10 Rosieresite (Pb,Cu,Al)(PO4)x•n(H2O) None

Other Rosieresite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Ford32) PHYS. PROP.(Ford32) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Rosieresite :
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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