argentojarosite

silver

alunite

anglesite

Argentojarosite

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Formula: AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Anhydrous sulphate containing hydroxyl, alunite group
Specific gravity: 3.66
Hardness: 3½ to 4½
Streak: Yellowish
Colour: Yellow-brown to brown
Environments:

Hydrothermal environments

Argentojarosite is a secondary silver mineral derived from the oxidation of sulphide and silver-bearing sulphide minerals (Webmin, HOM).

Localities

At the Manila Mine, Cochise County, Arizona, USA, argentojarosite occurs as a brown crust of crudely rounded octahedral crystals and is associated with jarosite and native gold on iron-stained quartz from the mine dump (R&M 90-4.341).

At the type locality, the Tintic Standard Mine, East Tintic Mountains, Utah county, Utah, USA, argentojarosite is associated with quartz, baryte and anglesite (Mindat, HOM).

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