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  1. jarosite(Noun)

    A mineral with rhombohedral crystals, KFe(SO)(OH).

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  1. Jarosite(noun)

    an ocher-yellow mineral occurring on minute rhombohedral crystals. It is a hydrous sulphate of iron and potash

  2. Origin: [From Barranco Jaroso, in Spain.]

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  1. Jarosite

    Jarosite is a basic hydrous sulfate of potassium and iron with a chemical formula of KFe3+3(OH)6(SO4)2. This sulfate mineral is formed in ore deposits by the oxidation of iron sulfides. 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.


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