Yukonite, a rare Ca-Fe arsenate, from Redziny (Sudetes, Poland)

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doi: 10.1127/ejm/10/6/1367
Authors:Pieczka, Adam; Golebiowska, Bozena; Franus, Wojciecyh
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Mining and Metallurgy, Department of Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry, Cracow, Poland
Volume Title:European Journal of Mineralogy
Source:European Journal of Mineralogy, 10(6), p.1367-1370. Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany. ISSN: 0935-1221
Publication Date:1998
Note:In English. 9 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table
Summary:Yukonite, a rare hydrated Ca-Fe arsenate, occurs at Redziny (Sudetes, Poland) in a zone of weathering of a polymetallic mineralization in dolomitic marbles. Brittle, very fine-grained, gel-like aggregates of the -mineral are dark brownish or dark brown, sometimes with a noticeable violet tint. In smaller fragments it is often translucent, purple reddish, with smooth surfaces and vitreous lustre. Yukonite originated during weathering of arsenopyrite, relics of which are sometimes present within the yukonite aggregates. It is accompanied by other arsenates (pharmacosiderite, conichalcite), arsenopyrite, quartz and talc. Yukonite has been identified by X-ray diffraction and electron-microprobe analysis.
Sections:Mineral data
Subjects:Arsenates; Chemical composition; Dolomitic composition; Electron microscopy data; Marbles; Metamorphic rocks; Mineralization; Ore minerals; X-ray data; Central Europe; Europe; Poland; Sudeten Mountains; Rudawy Janowickie Mountains; Yukonite
Abstract Numbers:99M/1983
Record ID:1999018606
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute.
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