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Jarosite
KFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6

     Jarosite, a member of the alunite group, is moderately rare at
Mont Saint-Hilaire.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is usually yellow.
Luster is dull to resinous.
Diaphaneity is translucent.
Crystal System is hexagonal; R3m.
Crystal Habits include powdery coatings on feldspar crystals.
Cleavage {001} is distinct.
Fracture is conchoidal to uneven.
Hardness is 2.5 - 3.5
Specific Gravity is approximately 3.15 g/cm3.
Streak is yellow.
Associated Minerals include gypsum.
Distinguishing Features: none.
Origin: Named in 1852 after its discovery locality, in Baranco
   Jaroso, Sierra Almagrera, Spain.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 30.2.5.1

Strunz Classification
# VI/B.11-60

REFERENCES:
MinRrec 21:315 (1990), Dana 8:634-635 (1997)

DISTRIBUTION AND RARITY AT MONT SAINT-HILAIRE:

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PE
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AP
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MX
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SS
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MC
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HF
--

BR
--

SX
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FR
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