New Data on Ktenasite

G. Raade, C. J. Elliott and E. E. Fejer
Institutt for geologi, Universitetet i Oslo, P.O. Box 1047, Blindern, Oslo 3, Norway
Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, England

Summary: Ktenasite from Glomsrudkollen zinc mine, Modum, Norway, is menoclinic, space group P21/c. The cell dimensions are a 5·598, b 6·121, c 23·762Å, β 95·55° The chemical formula is (Cu3·5Zn1·5)(SO4)2 (OH)6·6H2O with Z = 2; ρcale 2·96 g/cm3, ρobs 2·94 g/cm3. The mineral is biaxial negative with α (colourless) 1·574, β (bluish green) 1·615, γ (light green) 1·628, 2Vα 59°.

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1977 v. 41; no. 317; p. 65-70; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1977.041.317.10
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