Common. Probably in all three oxidation zones (?)
- 1st Oxidation Zone
- 2nd Oxidation Zone
- 3rd Oxidation Zone
Paragenetic and General Notes
Somewhat inconspicuous, serpierite occurs as tiny white, whitish-blue, or blue-green scaly crystals associated with other sulphate minerals on oxidising surfaces of sulphide minerals.
Gebhard (1999) particularly highlights the association of serpierite with devilline on the surface of pseudomorphs of tennantite after enargite.
Serpierite is reported to form pseudomorphs after the following minerals: tennantite (rare).