Articles | Volume 32, issue 1
Eur. J. Mineral., 32, 89–98, 2020
Eur. J. Mineral., 32, 89–98, 2020

Research article 23 Jan 2020

Research article | 23 Jan 2020

Halilsarpite, a new arsenate analogue of walentaite, from the Oumlil mine, Bou Azzer district, Morocco

Tomas Husdal et al.

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This paper describes the characterization of a new mineral from the Oumlil mine in the Bou Azzer cobalt mining district in Morocco. This mining district is one of the world's largest producers of the important element cobalt. This study on the new mineral halilsarpite provides useful information on the results of chemical weathering processes on the primary arsenide minerals at the mine.