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After the locality at Lake Goongarrie, Comet Vale Township, Western Australia, Australia.
Shown to be a mixture of Cosalite and Galena.

Originally described from Lake Goongarrie, Comet Vale Township, Western Australia, Australia.

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Simpson (1924), Royal Society of Western Australia, Journal: 10: 65.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (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: 401.
Thompson, R. M. (1949): Goongarrite and warthaite discredited. American Mineralogist 34, 459-460.
Rieder, M. (1963): X-ray powder diffraction patterns of warthaite and goongarrite. Acta Univ. Carolinae Geol. 1963 (2), 115-119 (in Czech).
Mozgova, N. N.; Borodaev, Yu. S.; Syritso, L. E.; Romanov, D. P. (1976): New data on goongarrite (warthaite) and about the identity of heyrovskyite with goongarrite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen 127, 62-83 (in German).
Am Min (1977) 62:397 (Abs.)

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  • Western Australia
    • Menzies Shire
      • Comet Vale
Simpson (1924), Royal Society of Western Australia, Journal: 10: 65.
  • Primorsky Krai
    • Malinovsky cluster
Gvozdev, V. I., Fedoseev, D. G., Gurikov, A. V., Sadkin, S. I., Semenyak, B. I., & Ratkin, V. V. (2014). Mineralogy of accompanying elements in the ores of the Kordonnoe skarn scheelite-sulfide deposit in Primorsky Krai. Russian Journal of Pacific Geology, 8(3), 200-212.
  • Västerbotten County
    • Skellefteå
      • Skellefte mining district
        • Boliden
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