Hydrated normal arsenate
Specific gravity: 4.31
Colour: Colourless, White
Prosperite is a rare secondary mineral.
At the type locality, the Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, prosperite has been found in partly altered sulphide ore from a dolostone - hosted hydrothermal polymetallic ore deposit, associated with tennantite, chalcocite, mercurian silver, cuprite, cuprian adamite, cuprian austinite, conichalcite, stranskiite, lavendulan, köttigite, tsumcorite, koritnigite and o’danielite (HOM, AM 65.208).
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