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Jarosite

Sulfate mineral

Jarosite is a basic hydrous of potassium with a chemical formula of KFe3+3(OH)6(SO4)2. This sulfate mineral deposits by the oxidation. Jarosite is often produced as a byproduct during the purification and refining of zinc and is also commonly associated with acid mine drainage and acid sulfate soil environments.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

The streak

Yellow

Density ( specific gravity )

1.815
1.713

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Vitreous
Resinous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal