Cobaltic Hydroxide in Nature

M. H. Hey
Dept. of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), London S.W. 7.

Summary: Natural cobalt hydroxide is CoO.OH, not Co(OH)2 as has recently been asserted; for this mineral the name heterogenite has priority. Copper, frequently present, may be in solid solution as (Co,Cu)(O,OH)OH, or may be as finely divided malachite; for cuprian heterogenite, the name schulzenite has priority.

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1962 v. 33; no. 258; p. 253-259; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1962.033.258.08
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