Colimaite

colimaite

vanadium

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Formula: K3VS4
Sulphide
Specific gravity: 2.235 calculated
Streak: Yellow-green
Colour: Yellow-green
Mildly RADIOACTIVE
Environments

Fumeroles

Colimaite was approved as a new mineral species in 2007, and the only locality reported to date (July 2021) is the type locality.

Localities

At the type locality, the Colima volcano, Colima volcanic complex, Jalisco, Mexico, colimaite occurs as needles 10 to 100 microns in length in sublimates of high-temperature fumaroles at a temperature of 450 to 600oC (Mindat). It has been found in association with native vanadium (AM 101.2783).

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