On the Occurrence of Smolyaninovite in the Mount Cobalt Deposit, in North-Western Queensland, Australia

L. K. Smith1, K. N. Han and F. Lawson
Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, 3168, Australia
1Present address: I.C.I. Central Research Laboratories, Ascot Vale, Victoria, 3032, Australia.

Summary: Smolyaninovite, (Co, Ni, Ca, Mg)3 (Fe, Al)2 (AsO4)4. 11H2O, has recently been recognized in the mineralized region around Mount Cobalt, Queensland. It is a soft polycrystalline earthy yellow-brown material, is probably the weathering product of cobaltian arsenopyrite or alloclase, and shows para-magnetic properties.

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1977 v. 41; no. 319; p. 385-388; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1977.041.319.11
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