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Jeromite

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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

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.
2/0.0-

2 : Sulphides
0 :
0 :
2.12.12.1

2 : SULFIDES
12 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
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

Vitreous
Colour:
cherry-red to black
Streak:
reddish black

Crystallography of Jeromite

Crystal System:
Amorphous

Relationship of Jeromite to other Species

2/0.0-00Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
2/0.0-SpeculiteAuTe2
2/0.0-Wurtzite GroupMX
2/0.0-Schlemaite(Cu,◻)6(Pb,Bi)Se4
2/0.0-WilhelmramsayiteCu3FeS3·2H2O
2/0.0-Britvinite[Pb7(OH)3F(BO3)2(CO3)][Mg4.5(OH)3(Si5O14)]
3.7.1PatróniteVS4
3.7.2DuranusiteAs4S
3.7.3DimorphiteAs4S3
3.7.4RealgarAs4S4
3.7.5PararealgarAs4S4
3.7.6AlacrániteAs8S9
3.7.7UzoniteAs4S5
3.7.8OrpimentAs2S3
3.7.10LaphamiteAs2(Se,S)3
3.7.11GetchelliteAsSbS3
3.7.12Wakabayashilite[(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]
3.7.13PääkköneniteSb2AsS2
3.7.14StibniteSb2S3
3.7.15MetastibniteSb2S3
3.7.16TellurantimonySb2Te3
3.7.17BismuthiniteBi2S3
3.7.18NevskiteBi(Se,S)
3.7.19GuanajuatiteBi2Se3
3.7.21IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3
3.7.22LaitakariteBi4Se2S
3.7.23PoubaitePbBi2(Se,Te,S)4
3.7.24TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
3.7.25SoučekitePbCuBi(S,Se)3
3.7.26TsumoiteBiTe
3.7.27PilseniteBi4Te3
3.7.28HedleyiteBi7Te3
3.7.29TetradymiteBi2Te2S
3.7.30JoséiteBi4TeS2
3.7.31Joséite-BBi4Te2S
3.7.32IngoditeBi2TeS
3.7.33SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2S
3.7.34KawazuliteBi2Te2Se
3.7.36SkippeniteBi2TeSe2
3.7.37KochkaritePbBi4Te7
3.7.38Rucklidgeite(Bi,Pb)3Te4
3.7.39AleksitePbBi2Te2S2
3.7.40JunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16

Other Names for Jeromite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Jeromit
Simplified Chinese:硒硫砷矿
Spanish:Jeromita

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 Jeromite

Reference List:
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

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.
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba Department
    • Ayopaya Province
Checked by SEM and wet chemical analysis. Amorphous.
Chile
 
  • Arica and Parinacota Region
    • Arica Province
      • Surire
XRD and SEM-EDX analysis (T. Witzke)
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Hradec Králové Region
      • Trutnov (Trautenau)
        • Radvanice
www.gpkv.cz/haldy.html
Germany
 
  • Thuringia
    • Gera
      • Ronneburg U deposit
T. Witzke & F. Rüger: Lapis 1998(7/8), 26-64
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Yavapai Co.
      • Black Hills (Black Hill Range)
        • Verde District
          • Jerome
Lausen, C. (1928), Hydrous sulphates formed under fumerolic conditions at the United Verde mine, Am.Min.: 13: 203-229; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 262.
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