Andyrobertsite, with calcioandyrobertsite

Andyrobertsite


Composition: KCdCu5(AsO4)4[As(OH)2O2].2H2O
Crystal System : Monoclinic
Colours: Electric-blue
Lustre : Vitreous
Hardness : 3
Specific Gravity : 4.01
Year of Discovery: 1996
IMA Number: 1997-022
IMA Status: Approved
Discovered By: W.W. (Bill) Pinch (American collector)
Named for: Andrew Roberts (Canadian mineralogist)
References: Cooper et al. (1999)

Occurrence

  • Supergene
  • 1st Oxidation Zone
  • 3rd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

The type-specimen (W.Pinch collection, probably from the first oxidation zone) has attained iconic status. Subsequently, microcrystalline mixtures of andyrobertsite and stranskiite have been found filling fractures in tennantite-rich massive sulphide ores from the third oxidation zone.