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Ronneburg U deposit, Gera, Thuringia, Germany
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|System:||Amorphous||Colour:||cherry-red to black|
|Name:||Named for the type locality|
An amorphous As-S-Se phase of variable composition.
Originally reported from United Verde Mine (The Big Hole; Big Hole property; Hull Mine; Hopewell tunnel; Patented claim 3480; Patented claim 2812; Patented claims 3348), Jerome, Verde District, Black Hills (Black Hill Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA.
Classification of Jeromite
|IMA status:||Discredited 2006|
|Explanation of status:||No samples of the original jeromite are available to study. The material currently called "jeromite" from other localities is generally AsS glass (melted realgar), and not AsS2 as originally described.|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||2/0.0-|
2 : Sulphides
|Dana 8th edition ID:||126.96.36.199|
2 : SULFIDES
12 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||3.7.9|
3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
7 : Sulphides etc. of V, As, Sb and Bi
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Physical Properties of Jeromite
|Colour:||cherry-red to black|
Crystallography of Jeromite
Relationship of Jeromite to other Species
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Other Names for Jeromite
|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 Jeromite
Lausen, C. (1928): Hydrous sulphates formed under fumerolic [sic] conditions at the United Verde Mine. American Mineralogist 13, 203-229.
Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (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, 834pp.: 144.
Burke, Ernest A.J. (2007) A Mass Discreditation of GQN Minerals. Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.
Internet Links for Jeromite
Localities for Jeromite
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(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.
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