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Scorodite is a mineral, hydrated iron arsenate, formula FeAsO4·2H2O. It is found in hydrothermal deposits and as a secondary mineral in gossan. When heated it smells of garlic which gives it the name.


  • Palache, C., H. Berman, and C. Frondel (1951) Dana’s system of mineralogy, (7th edition), v. II, pp. 763–767
  • Mindat data
  • Webmineral data
  • Mineral Data Publishing
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