On the Occurrence of Varlamoffite at the Sardine Tin Mine, North Queensland, Australia

R. G. Taylor, W. R. Morgan and D. N. Phillips
Department of Geology, James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, Queensland
Department of Chemistry, Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

Summary: A new occurrence of varlamoffite is described, and the results of chemical analysis, differential thermal analysis, and infra-red spectrographic analysis are presented. It is suggested that varlamoffite is of secondary origin resulting from the attack of meteoric waters on stannite.

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1970 v. 37; no. 289; p. 624-628; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1970.037.289.14
© 1970, The Mineralogical Society
Mineralogical Society (www.minersoc.org)