Plumbojarosite from Nová Ves near Rýmařov

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Acta Mus. Moraviae, Sci. Geol. 97 (2012), issue 1, pages 47-54

Plumbojarosite from Nová Ves near Rýmařov

A (sub)recent mineral assemblage with plumbojarosite was identified in a waste rock dump material of a former Boží dar mine at Pb-Zn deposit Nová Ves near Rýmařov, Czech Republic. The plumbojarosite forms abundant fine-grained earthy yellow coatings on ore fragments. The mineral was identified by X-ray powder diffraction, the refined unit-cell parameters are a = 7.3203(9) Å; c = 33.773(4) Å. Its chemical composition is close to the ideal end-member formula with only minor amounts of K, H3O+ and Zn. The plumbojarosite origin in the topmost part of the weathered dump material reflects galena and anglesite reactions with acid solutions derived from pyrite decomposition.


Eva Kocourková, Department of Mineralogy and Petrography, Moravian Museum, Zelný trh 6, 659 37 Brno, Czech Republic,

Jiří Sejkora, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, National Museum, Cirkusová 1740, 193 00 Praha 9 – Horní Počernice, Czech Republic,

Kocourková, E., Sejkora, J., 2012: Plumbojarosit z Nové Vsi u Rýmařova. – Acta Mus. Morav., Sci. Geol., 97, 1, 47–54 (with English summary)
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