Roselite-ß


Composition: Ca2Co(AsO4)2.2H2O
Crystal System : Triclinic
Colours: Pinkish-red
Lustre : Vitreous
Hardness (H) : 3.5-4.0
Specific Gravity (S.G) : 3.71
References: Gebhard (1999)

Distribution

Extremely rare. Second oxidation zone (30 Level).

Occurrence

  • Supergene
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone

Paragenetic and General Notes

According to Gebhard (1999) roselite-β occurred in a one-time find near 30 Level, with pink crystal clusters to 40 mm. The roselite-β was associated with calcite (Keller, 1984).