Selenate, linarite-chenite group
Specific gravity: 5.6
Streak: Light blue
Colour: Bright blue, greenish blue
Schmiederite is a rare secondary mineral in the oxidised zone of
selenium-bearing hydrothermal base metal deposits
At the type locality, El Cóndor Mine, Vinchina Department, La Rioja Province, Argentina, schmiederite is associated with chalcomenite, molybdomenite, umangite and clausthalite (HOM).
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