New Data for Pitticite and a Second Occurrence of Yukonite at Sterling Hill, New Jersey

Pete J. Dunn
Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC 20560, USA

Abstract: Pitticite is re-examined analytically and found to be a gel-like mineral of widely varying composition. Previously reported minor amounts of accessory elements are indeed present in pitticite. The name pitticite has validity only as a generic name for gel-like ferric iron arsenate minerals of varying composition.

Yukonite is reported from the Sterling Hill mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey, the second occurrence. New data for yukonite suggest the name should be retained.

Mineralogical Magazine; June 1982 v. 46; no. 339; p. 261-264; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1982.046.339.14
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