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Argentojarosite

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Formula:
AgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
Yellow-brown to brown.
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3½ - 4½
Name:
In allusion to its composition with dominant silver (ARGENTum) and its relationship to JAROSITE.
This page provides mineralogical data about Argentojarosite.

Classification of Argentojarosite

Approved
7.BC.10

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
B : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, without H2O
C : With medium-sized and large cations
Dana 7th ed.:
30.2.5.5
30.2.5.5

30 : ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
2 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq
25.2.28

25 : Sulphates
2 : Sulphates of Cu and Ag
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First Recorded Occurrence of Argentojarosite

Year of Discovery:
1923
Associated Minerals at First Recorded Locality:

Physical Properties of Argentojarosite

Vitreous
Comment:
Brilliant
Colour:
Yellow-brown to brown.
Streak:
Yellowish.
Hardness (Mohs):
3½ - 4½
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
Distinct on {0001}.
Density:
3.66 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.81 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Argentojarosite

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
R3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.35Å, c = 16.58Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.256
Unit Cell Volume:
V 775.69 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Very fine-grained masses and coatings comprised of micaceous crystals flattened on {0001} with hexagonal outline.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.

Optical Data of Argentojarosite

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.882 nε = 1.785
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.097
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Comments:
Dichroic:
O = Yellow
E = Light yellow

Chemical Properties of Argentojarosite

Formula:
AgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Argentojarosite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Ammonioalunite(NH4)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
Ammoniojarosite(NH4)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe3+,Cu)3(SO4)2(OH)6
Beaverite-(Zn)Pb(Fe23+Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
DorallchariteTlFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
HuangiteCa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Natroalunite-2c(Na,Ca0.5,K)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
OsarizawaitePb(Al,Cu)3(SO4)2(OH)6
PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Schlossmacherite(H3O)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
WalthieriteBa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.05D'AnsiteNa21Mg(SO4)10Cl3
7.BC.10AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10Ammonioalunite(NH4)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10Ammoniojarosite(NH4)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe3+,Cu)3(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10DorallchariteTlFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10HuangiteCa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10Natroalunite-2c(Na,Ca0.5,K)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10OsarizawaitePb(Al,Cu)3(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10Schlossmacherite(H3O)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10WalthieriteBa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.10Beaverite-(Zn)Pb(Fe23+Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.15Ye'elimiteCa4Al6(SO4)O12
7.BC.20AtlasoviteK(BiO)Cu6Fe3+(SO4)5O3Cl
7.BC.20NabokoiteKCu7(SO4)5(Te4+O3)OCl
7.BC.25ChlorothioniteK2Cu(SO4)Cl2
7.BC.30EuchlorineKNaCu3(SO4)3O
7.BC.30FedotoviteK2Cu3(SO4)3O
7.BC.35KamchatkiteKCu3(SO4)2OCl
7.BC.40PiypiteK2Cu2(SO4)2O
7.BC.45KlyuchevskiteK3Cu3(Fe3+,Al)(SO4)4O2
7.BC.45AlumoklyuchevskiteK3Cu3(Al,Fe3+)(SO4)4O2
7.BC.50CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
7.BC.55WherryitePb7Cu2(SO4)4(SiO4)2(OH)2
7.BC.60MammothitePb6Cu4AlSb5+O2(OH)16Cl4(SO4)2
7.BC.65LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
7.BC.65SchmiederitePb2Cu2(Se6+O4)(Se4+O3)(OH)4
7.BC.65MunakataitePb2Cu2(Se4+O3)(SO4)(OH)4
7.BC.70ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6
7.BC.75KrivovichevitePb3Al(SO4)(OH)7
7.BC.80AnhydrokainiteKMg(SO4)Cl
25.2.1ChalcocyaniteCuSO4
25.2.2BonattiteCuSO4 · 3H2O
25.2.3ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
25.2.4BoothiteCuSO4 · 7H2O
25.2.5DolerophaniteCu2(SO4)O
25.2.6AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
25.2.7BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
25.2.8PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
25.2.9LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
25.2.10WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
25.2.11KröhnkiteNa2Cu(SO4)2 · 2H2O
25.2.12NatrochalciteNaCu2(SO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
25.2.13PiypiteK2Cu2(SO4)2O
25.2.14FedotoviteK2Cu3(SO4)3O
25.2.15CyanochroiteK2Cu(SO4)2 · 6H2O
25.2.16EuchlorineKNaCu3(SO4)3O
25.2.17DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
25.2.18LeightoniteK2Ca2Cu(SO4)4 · 2H2O
25.2.19ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
25.2.20CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
25.2.21WoodwarditeCu1-xAlx(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
25.2.22CampigliaiteMn2+Cu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
25.2.23GuilditeCuFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
25.2.24RansomiteCuFe2(SO4)4 · 6H2O
25.2.26KlyuchevskiteK3Cu3(Fe3+,Al)(SO4)4O2
25.2.27Poitevinite(Cu,Fe,Zn)SO4 · H2O
30.2.5.1JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
30.2.5.3Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
30.2.5.6PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6

Other Names for Argentojarosite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Argentojarosite

Reference List:
Schaller (1923) Journal of the Washington Academy of Science: 13: 233.

Schempp (1923) American Journal of Science: 6: 73.

American Mineralogist (1923): 8: 230.

Larsen, E.S. and Berman, H. (1934) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, Second edition, USGS Bulletin 848: 91.

Hendricks (1937) American Mineralogist: 22: 773 (artif. mat.).

Schaller (1937) USGS Bull. 878: 121.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 565.

Internet Links for Argentojarosite

Localities for Argentojarosite

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Narromine Co.
      • Peak Hill
Narromine 1:250 000 Mine Data Sheets
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Gurktaler Alpen
      • Nock Mts
        • Innerkrems
Pichler (2009)
Bolivia
 
  • Oruro Department
    • Cercado Province
      • Oruro City
Moricz, F., Walder, I. F., & Madai, F. (2009). Geochemical and mineralogical characterization of waste material from Itos Sn-Ag deposit, Bolivia. Proceeding of securing the future and 8th ICARD. Skellefteå, Sweden, 525-534.
  • Potosí Department
    • Potosí City
Federico Ahlfeld (1967) Mineralogía Boliviana (Enciclopedia Boliviana, Los Amigos del Libro)
Chile
 
  • Antofagasta Region
    • El Loa Province
      • Calama
        • Atahualpa district
Saric N. et altri (1971); "Apuntes sobre algunas minas de la región costera de Antofagasta"; IIG, Stgo de Chile.
  • Atacama Region
    • Chañaral Province
      • Diego de Almagro
Econ Geol (1991) 86:1287-1300
China
 
  • Guizhou Province
    • Bijie Prefecture
      • Weining Co.
        • Huize Zn-Pb-(Ag) ore field
Yaoguo Hu, Zhaoyang Li, Hanjie Wen, and Zhilong Huang (2000): Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 19(4), 318-320
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Příbram
        • Háje
Sejkora, J., Litochleb, J., Knížek, F., Škácha, P.: Charakteristika výskytu Ag-mineralizace na žíle H61Z pod 6. patrem, šachta 21, příbramský uran-polymetalický revír. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2007, roč. 14-15, s. 107-113.
France
 
  • Rhône-Alpes
    • Isère
      • Allemont
"Les minéraux, leurs gisements, leurs associations", P. Bariand, F. Cesbron et J. Geffroy (1977), Editions Minéraux et Fossiles, BRGM
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Palatinate
      • Winnweiler
        • Imsbach
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
LAPIS 24 (7/8) 1999; Wendel, W. and Markl, G. (1999) Lavrion: Mineralogische Klassiker und Raritäten für Sammler. LAPIS 24 (7/8):34-52
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
No reference listed
Hungary
 
  • Heves Co.
    • Bükk Mts
      • Nagyvisnyó
Koch: Minerals of Hungary, 1985
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Gifu Prefecture
        • Hida City
The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
Mexico
 
  • Chihuahua
    • Mun. de Aquiles Serdán
      • Santa Eulalia District
        • East Camp
Panczner (1987): 77-395.
  • Coahuila
    • Mun. de Melchor Múzquiz
      • La Encantada (Encantada; Estacion La Encantada)
Panczner(1987):78-274.
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Onavas
      • Santa Ana
Handbook of Mineralogy
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Huelva
      • Minas de Riotinto
Bocamina, (4), (1999) 50-86.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Liskeard District
        • St Ive
          • Wrey and Ludcott United Mines
      • Wadebridge District
        • St Endellion
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
      • Kaiyuh District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Tombstone Hills
Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56.
Rob Bowell, lab tested
Rob Bowell, lab tested
  • California
    • Kern Co.
      • Mojave District
        • Mojave
          • Middle Butte
Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 103-104; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 85.
  • Colorado
    • Lake Co.
      • Leadville District
        • Upper Iowa Gulch
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
  • Nevada
    • Churchill Co.
      • Holy Cross District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Clark Co.
      • Spring Mts
        • Goodsprings District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Elko Co.
      • Tuscarora District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Lincoln Co.
      • Bristol and Jackrabbit Districts
        • Bristol Silver Mines Inc.
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
      • Ely Springs District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
NBMG Bull 73 Geology and Mineral Resources of Lincoln County, Nevada
    • Mineral Co.
      • Rawhide District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Nye Co.
      • Paradise Range
        • Paradise Peak District
          • Paradise Peak [summit]
            • Paradise Peak [town]
Econ Geol (1994) 89:1228-1248
    • Washoe Co.
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
  • New Mexico
    • Doña Ana Co.
      • Organ Mts
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996); Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
    • Sierra Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
  • South Dakota
    • Lawrence Co.
Rocks & Minerals: 75(3): 156-169.
  • Utah
    • Beaver Co.
      • Mineral Range
        • Granite and North Granite Districts
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • Tintic District
Min News 9:9 p6-8
          • Eureka
Excalibur Mineral Company specimen
          • Mammoth
American Mineralogist (1969): 54: 1726-1728.
Min News 9:9 p6-8
    • Tooele Co.
      • Oquirrh Mts
        • Ophir District
          • Lion Hill area
Area, Ophir District (S.W. Oquirrh Mountains), Tooele Co., Utah, USA
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
    • Utah Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • East Tintic District
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Washington Academy of Sciences (1923): 13: 233; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II:: 480, 565, 634.; USGS Prof Paper 1024
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; USGS Prof Paper 1024
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