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Glaucodot



Glaucodot is a cobalt iron arsenic sulfide mineral with formula: (Co,Fe)AsS. The cobalt:iron(II) ratio is typically 3:1 with minor nickel substituting. It forms a series with arsenopyrite (FeAsS). It is an opaque grey to tin-white typically found as massive forms without external crystal form. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic system. The locality at Vastmanland, Sweden has rare twinned dipyramidal crystals. It is brittle with a Mohs hardness of 5 and a specific gravity of 5.95. It occurs in high temperature hydrothermal deposits with pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite. Glaucodot is classed as a sulfide in the arsenopyrite löllingite group.

Additional recommended knowledge

Glaucodot was first described in 1849 in Huasco, Valparaíso Province, Chile.

References

  • Webmineral
  • Mindat with location data
  • Scandinavian mineral gallery
  • Hurlbut, Cornelius S.; Klein, Cornelis, 1985, Manual of Mineralogy, 20th ed., p. 288, ISBN 0-471-80580-7
 
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