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Scorodite

Arsenate mineral

Scorodite is a common hydrated iron arsenate mineral, with the chemical formula FeAsO4·2H2O. It is found in hydrothermal deposits and as a secondary mineral in gossans worldwide. Scorodite weathers to limonite.

Scorodite was discovered in the Schwarzenberg, Saxony district, Erzgebirge. Named from the Greek Scorodion, "garlicky". When heated it smells of garlic, which gives it the name.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green
Blue
Grey
Yellow
Brown
Violet

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5
4

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Vitreous
Resinous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic