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Danaite

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Formula:
(Fe0.90Co0.10)AsS - (Fe0.65Co0.35)AsS
Name:
Named in 1833 by Augustus A. Hayes for James Freeman Dana [September 23, 1793 Amherst, New Hampshire - April 14, 1827 New York, New York], chemist and mineralogist, instructor at Harvard University, later professor of chemistry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.
A variety of Arsenopyrite

A Co-bearing variety of arsenopyrite.
Originally described from Franconia, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA.

Classification of Danaite

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Chemical Properties of Danaite

Formula:
(Fe0.90Co0.10)AsS - (Fe0.65Co0.35)AsS
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Danaite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Danait
Simplified Chinese:钴毒砂
Spanish:Danaita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Danaite

Reference List:
Hayes (1833).

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 319.

Internet Links for Danaite

Localities for Danaite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Azerbaijan
 
  • Daşkəsən District (Daskasan; Dashkyasan)
    • Dashkesan
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Brazil
 
  • Pará
    • Carajás mineral province
      • Parauapebas
Grainger, C.J., Groves, D.I., Tallarico, F.H.B., and Fletcher, I.R. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 451-489.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Sudbury District
      • Graham Township
Hawley, J.E. & Stanton, R.L. (1962): The Sudbury ores: their mineralogy and origin. Part II. The facts: The ores, their minerals, metals and distribution, Canadian Mineralogist 7, 30-145.; Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Hawley, J.E. & Stanton, R.L. (1962): The Sudbury ores: their mineralogy and origin. Part II. The facts: The ores, their minerals, metals and distribution, Canadian Mineralogist 7, 30-145.
Chile
 
  • Atacama Region
    • Huasco Province
      • Carrizal Alto district
C. Ruiz Fuller/F. Peebles (1988): "Yacimientos metalíferos de Chile": Fondecyt, Stgo de Chile.
  • Coquimbo Region
    • Elqui Province
      • La Serena
        • Tambillos mining District
Pnud Chile/Corfo; "Evaluaciones de los conocimientos existentes sobre Cobalto, Manganeso, Mercurio"; Stgo de Chile, Chile; 1969
C. Ruiz Fuller/F. Peebles (1988): "Yacimientos metalíferos de Chile": Fondecyt, Stgo de Chile.
  • Santiago Metropolitan Region
    • Cordillera Province
C. Ruiz Fuller/F. Peebles (1988): "Yacimientos metalíferos de Chile": Fondecyt, Stgo de Chile.
China
 
  • Heilongjiang Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Jiamusi Prefecture
      • Tangyuan Co.
http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of03-220/DATABASE/lode_deposits.txt
  • Hunan Province
    • Hengyang Prefecture
      • Changning Co.
Xiangmei Ren (1990): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 10(2), 147-151
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Alxa League (Alashan Prefecture)
      • Alxa Right Banner (Alashan Youqi)
Dongqing Xu, Daming Bai, and Rongguang Li (2006): Geology and Prospecting 42(3), 76-80; Xu Dongqing, Jiang Sihong, Zhang Jianhua, Hu Peng, Zhao Yongfa, Wang Yuecheng, and Lai Xinrong (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(3), 231-242
    • Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture)
      • Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.)
Jingbin Wang, Yuwang Wang, and Lijuan Wang (1998): Geological Exploration for Non-Ferrous Metals 7(3), 142-145
  • Jiangxi Province
    • Yichun Prefecture
      • Shanggao Co.
Lianxing Gu, Khin Zaw, Wenxuan Hu, Kaijun Zhang, Pei Ni, Jinxiang He, Yaotong Xu, Jianjun Lu, and Chunming Li (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31(1-4), 107-138.
      • Yuanzhou District
Dajie Fu (1998): Mineral Resources and Geology 12(2), 106-108
  • Qinghai Province
    • Haixi Autonomous Prefecture
      • Golmud Co. (Ge'ermu Co.)
        • Qimantage Mts
Yongbao Gao, Wenyuan Li, Xiaoguang Ma, Zhaowei Zhang, and Qingyan Tang (2012): Journal of Lanzhou University (Natural Sciences) 48(2), 36-47
Chunyan Dong, Xiaoguo Chi, Fengyue Sun, and Yuan Zhang (2005): Multipurpose Utilization of Mineral Resources 1(1), 29-33
  • Shanxi Province
    • Yuncheng Prefecture
      • Yuanqu Co.
        • Zhongtiaoshan ore field
Yongrui Zhao and Yunqing Zhen (2006): Journal of Guilin University of Technology 26(3), 310-319
Yongrui Zhao and Yunqing Zhen (2006): Journal of Guilin University of Technology 26(3), 310-319
  • Sichuan Province
    • Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Luding Co.
Xingyu Yang (1982): Geology and Prospecting 18(9), 14-18
  • Tibet Autonomous Region
    • Lhasa Prefecture
      • Damxung Co. (Dangxiong Co.)
Yan Liu, Yuanyi Zhao, Ruijiang Wang, Yubin Cui, Liang Song, and Changqing Yang (2010): Mineral Deposits 29(6), 1054-1078
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Tacheng Prefecture (Tarbaghatay Prefecture)
        • Tuoli Co. (Toli Co.)
          • Hatu ore field
Rui Wang and Yongfeng Zhu (2007): Geological Journal of China Universities 13(3), 590-602
  • Yunnan Province
    • Dali Autonomous Prefecture
      • Yongping Co.
Yong Wang, Zengqian Hou, Xuanxue Mo, Fangliu Dong, Xianmei Bi, and Pusheng Zeng (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(1), 60-70
Yong Wang, Zengqian Hou, Xuanxue Mo, Fangliu Dong, Xianmei Bi, and Pusheng Zeng (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(1), 60-70
    • Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture
      • Lanping Co.
        • Baiyangping ore field
          • Western ore zone
Xue Chunji, Chen Yuchuan, Wang Denghong, Yang Jianmin, Yang Weiguang, and Zeng Rong (2003): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 46(8), 789-800; Jiajun Liu, Degao Zhai, Zhiming Li, Mingqin He, Yuping Liu, and Chaoyang Li (2010): Acta Petrologica Sinica 26(6), 1646-1660; Xiaohu Wang, Yucai Song, Zengqian Hou, Hongrui Zhang, Zhe Wang, Tianming Zhuang, Chong Zhang, and Tianfu Zhang (2011): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 30(3), 507-518
Norway
 
  • Buskerud
    • Modum
Steffens, H. (1819): Vollstaendiges Handbuch der Oryktognosie. vol. III, p.260-2; Scheerer, Th. (1837): Ueber zwei norwegische Kobalterze von der Skutteruder Gruben. Annalen der Physik und Chemie. 42: 546-555 ; Wöhler (1838, p. 289); Gammon (1966, p. 418); Neumann (1985, pp. 39-40).
  • Nordland
    • Fauske
      • Sulitjelma
Rob Lavinsky photo (Old collection), ID-622093
Cook, N. J. (1996): Mineralogy of the sulphide deposits at Sulitjelma, northern Norway. Ore Geology Reviews 11: 303-308; Nordrum, F.S.(1999): Minerals from the Sulitjelma Copper Mines, North Norway. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 15: 47-56
Sweden
 
  • Dalarna
    • Smedjebacken
      • Väster Silvberg
Wilke, H.-J. (1976). Mineralfundstellen. Ein Führer zum Selbstsammelen. Band 4 Skandinivien. Christan Weise Verlag, München, p.209
Wilke, H.-J. (1976). Mineralfundstellen. Ein Führer zum Selbstsammelen. Band 4 Skandinivien. Christan Weise Verlag, München, p.209
Wilke, H.-J. (1976): Mineral-Fundstellen Band 4: Skandinavien. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 370 pp. (p.209)
USA
 
  • California
    • Calaveras Co.
      • East Belt
        • Murphys District (Esmeralda District; Sperry District)
          • Murphys
Hess, Frank L. (1927), Rare metals – cobalt: Mineral Resources U.S., 1924, part 1: 451; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 75.
    • Mariposa Co.
      • Mother Lode Belt
        • Bagby-Mariposa-Mount Bullion-Whitlock District
          • Bagby
            • Pacific Mining Co. group
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10031010.
    • Nevada Co.
      • Meadow Lake District
        • Meadow Lake
Blake, Wm. P. (1867b), Mineralogical notices II: American Journal of Science, 2nd. series: 43: 298; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 87.
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • East Hampton (Chatham)
        • Cobalt
Shannon (1921); Gray (2005)
  • New Hampshire
    • Grafton Co.
Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index; Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 319.
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