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Swansea Mine, Goodsprings District, Spring Mts, Clark Co., Nevada, USA

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“The occurrence of cobalt in an ore from the Swansea mine, Goodsprings, Nev., is of considerable metallurgical importance, for few cobalt deposits of commercial value are known in the United States and domestic production has been far below the demand. The cobalt in this ore is present as stainierite, or hydrated cobalt oxide, the crystalline equivalent of heterogenite, with which it has sometimes been confused. The stainierite was identified by X-ray diffraction studies.”

“Microscopically, the stainierite occurs as two varieties, one crystalline and anisotropic and the other cryptocrystalline and isotropic. X-ray diffraction studies showed no essential differences between the two. The mineragraphic properties and X-ray diffraction pattern of the stainierite have been determined and are presented in tabular form in this paper” (S. R. B. Cooke and Donald J. Doan, (1935))

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Cooke, S. R. B. and Donald J. Doan (1935), The Mineragraphy and X-ray Analysis of Stainierite from the Swansea Mine, Goodsprings, Nevada. The American Mineralogist: 20: 274-280.

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