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

Adam Pieczka, Bozena Golebiowska and Wojciecyh Franus
Yukonite, a rare Ca-Fe arsenate, from Redziny (Sudetes, Poland)
European Journal of Mineralogy (December 1998) 10 (6): 1367-1370


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.

ISSN: 0935-1221
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 10
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Yukonite, a rare Ca-Fe arsenate, from Redziny (Sudetes, Poland)
Affiliation: University of Mining and Metallurgy, Department of Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry, Cracow, Poland
Pages: 1367-1370
Published: 199812
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
References: 9
Accession Number: 1999-018606
Categories: Mineralogy of non-silicates
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
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Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 199907
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