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Copiapite from
Plaka Sulfate Locality ("Hydrosulfatstollen"), Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion District Mines, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece

Locality type:Diggings
Classification
Species:Copiapite
Formula:Fe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Comments:Schnorrer & Breitenbach (1996) describe copiapite but give the formula of magnesiocopiapite.
Copiapite (the mineral, not the group) has been identified on a handful of specimens that contain Voltaite.
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Schnorrer, G. and Breitenbach, H. (1996) Lavrion: Neufunde aus dem antiken Bergbau und in historischen Schlacken. Lapis, 21(1), 45-48; 62. [describe copiapite but give the formula of magnesiocopiapite.]
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Halotrichite2 photos of Copiapite associated with Halotrichite at this locality.
Voltaite1 photo of Copiapite associated with Voltaite at this locality.
Römerite1 photo of Copiapite associated with Römerite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Copiapite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Plaka Sulfate Locality ("Hydrosulfatstollen"), Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion District Mines, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
Nearest other occurrences of Copiapite
0.2km (0.2 miles) Plaka Sulfate Locality II, Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion District Mines, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
5.1km (3.2 miles) Hilarion Mine (Hilarion adit; Hilarion Mine No. 50), Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines), Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza), Lavrion District Mines, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
11.8km (7.3 miles) Sounion Sulfate Locality, Sounion area, Lavrion District Mines, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
 
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