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Danaite

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Formula:
(Fe
 
0.90
Co
 
0.10
)AsS - (Fe
 
0.65
Co
 
0.35
)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:
(Fe
 
0.90
Co
 
0.10
)AsS - (Fe
 
0.65
Co
 
0.35
)AsS
Simplified for copy/paste:(Fe0.90Co0.10)AsS - (Fe0.65Co0.35)AsS
Essential elements:As, Co, Fe, S
All elements listed in formula:As, Co, Fe, S

Other Names for Danaite

Synonyms:
Cobaltoan Arsenopyrite
Other Languages:
German:Danait
Simplified Chinese:钴毒砂
Spanish:Danaita

Other Information

Health Warning: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:

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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.

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  • Localities for Danaite

    The 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. ? 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
      • 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 Mtns
    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
    • 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
      • 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
    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
          • Sulitjelma Cu Mines
    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
    USA
     
    • California
      • Calaveras Co.
        • Esmeralda District (Murphy District; Sperry District)
          • Sheep Ranch
    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
          • 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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