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Rosickýite

Native element mineral

Rosickyite is a rare native element mineral that is a polymorph. It crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system and is a high temperature, high density polymorph. It occurs as soft, colorless to pale yellow crystals and efflorescences.

It was first described in 1930 for an occurrence in Havirna, near Letovice. It was named for Vojtĕch Rosický (1880–1942), of Masaryk University

Rosickyite occurs as in Death Valley within an evaporite layer produced by a microbial community. The otherwise unstable polymorph was produced and stabilized within a cyanobacteria

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic