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Aerugite Aerugite
Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge,
Saxony, Germany

Aerugite Aerugite
Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Johanngeorgenstadt District,
Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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Aerugite
Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District,
Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Aerugite
Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District,
Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Formula: Ni 8.5 (AsO 4 ) 2 As


5+
O8

System: Monoclinic Colour: Dark grass-green, ...

Lustre: Sub-Adamantine, Sub-Vitreous, Hardness: 4


Resinous

Name: Named by Gilbert-Joseph Adam in 1869 from 'aerugo', which means 'copper rust', alluding to its
appearance.

This page provides mineralogical data about Aerugite.

Classification of Aerugite
IMA status: Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

Strunz 8th ed.: 7/B.09-10

Nickel-Strunz 8.BC.15
10th (pending)
ed.: 8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
C : With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 > 1:1 and < 2:1

Dana 8th ed.: 41.3.11.

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN


3 : (AB)3(XO4)Zq

Hey's CIM Ref.: 20.10.7

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)


10 : Arsenates of Co and Ni

Physical Properties of Aerugite


Lustre: Sub-Adamantine, Sub-Vitreous, Resinous

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Diaphaneity Transparent
(Transparency):
Colour: Dark grass-green, blue-green, pale brown.

Streak: Pale green, pale blue-green.

Hardness 4
(Mohs):
Tenacity: Brittle

Cleavage: None Observed

Density: 5.85 g/cm3 (Measured) 5.772 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of Aerugite


IMA Formula: Ni 8.5 (AsO 4 ) 2 As
5+
O8

Elements listed As, Ni, O - search for minerals with similar chemistry
in formula:

Crystallography of Aerugite
Crystal System: Monoclinic

Class (H-M): 2/m - Prismatic

Space Group: B2/m


Morphology: Fine-grained crystalline, massive, as crusts, to 2 mm thick.

Comment: Formerly reported as isometric.

X-Ray Powder d-spacing Intensity


Diffraction Data: 9.19 (60)
5.05 (60)
3.76 (80)
2.86 (60)
2.49 (60)
2.33 (70)
1.06 (100)
1.485 (30)

Comments: ICDD 18-873

Occurrences of Aerugite
Type Occurrence of Aerugite
Type Locality: Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Place of Natural History Museum, London, England, 32590 and 1907,103.


Conservation of
Type Material:
Geological Oxidised vein in a nickel arsenic deposit.
Setting of Type
Material:
Associated Xanthiosite Bunsenite Bismuth
Minerals at Type
Locality:

Relationship of Aerugite to other Species


Common Bismuth Bunsenite Xanthiosite
Associates:

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Related Minerals 3+
8.BC.05 Angelellite Fe 4 O 3 (AsO 4 ) 2
- Nickel-Strunz
Grouping): 2+ 3+
8.BC.10 Frondelite Mn Fe 4 (PO 4 ) 3 (OH) 5

2+ 3+
8.BC.10 Rockbridgeite Fe Fe 4 (PO 4 ) 3 (OH) 5

3+
8.BC.10 Plimerite ZnFe 4 (PO 4 ) 3 (OH) 5

Related Minerals 20.10.1 Erythrite Co 3 (AsO 4 ) 2 8H 2 O


- Hey's Index
Grouping: 20.10.2 Cobaltaustinite CaCoAsO 4 (OH)

20.10.3 Roselite Ca 2 Co(AsO 4 ) 2 2H 2 O

20.10.4 -Roselite Ca 2 Co(AsO 4 ) 2 2H 2 O

20.10.5 Wendwilsonite Ca 2 Mg(AsO 4 ) 2 2H 2 O

20.10.6 Cobaltkoritnigite Co(AsO 3 OH) H 2 O

20.10.8 Xanthiosite Ni 3 (AsO 4 ) 2

20.10.9 Annabergite Ni 3 (AsO 4 ) 2 8H 2 O

3+
20.10.10 Smolyaninovite Co 3 Fe 2 (AsO 4 ) 4 11H 2 O

20.10.11 Nickelaustinite CaNiAsO 4 (OH)

Other Names for Aerugite


Name in Other Dutch: Aerugiet
Languages:
French: Aerugite

German: Aerugit

Italian: Aerugite

Russian:

Simplified Chinese:
Spanish: Aerugita
Aerugo

Traditional
Chinese:

Other Information
Fluorescence in Not fluorescent
UV light:
Health Risks: No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Aerugite


Reference List: Bergemann C. (1858) Ueber einige Nickelerze.- Journal fr praktische Chemie [1] 75, 239-244.

Davis, R.J., Hey, M.H., Kingsbury, A.W.G. (1965) Xanthiosite and Aerugite. Mineralogical Magazine: 35: 72-83.

Mineralogical Abstracts: 42(1): 23.

Fleet, M.E., Barbier, J. (1989) Structure of aerugite (Ni8.5As3O16) and interrelated arsenate and germanate structural series. Acta Crystallographica:
B45: 201-205.

Roberts, A.C., Burns, P.C., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J., Feinglos, M.N., Stirling, J.A.R. (2001) Paganoite, NiBi3+As5+O5, a new mineral from
Johanngeorgenstadt, Saxony, Germany: Description and crystal structure. European Journal of Mineralogy: 13: 167-175.

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Localities for Aerugite


This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in
the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed
without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.

Germany (TL)
Saxony
Erzgebirge
Johanngeorgenstadt District [C. Bergemann (1858): Ueber einige Nickelerze.- Journal fr praktische Chemie [1] 75, 239-244.; Clark, 1993
Johanngeorgenstadt (TL) - "Hey's Mineral Index, 3rd Edition"]
Marienberg District Thalheim, K. & Kaden, M. (2006): Die Sammlung Sachsen - Interessante Neubestimmungen. Pp. 154-155 in:
Lange, J. M. & Khne, E., Eds. (2006): Das Museum fr Mineralogie und Geologie in den Staatlichen
Naturhistorischen Sammlungen Dresden. Von der kurfrstlichen Kunstkammer zum staatlichen
Forschungsmuseum. Museum fr Mineralogie und Geologie, Staatliche Naturhistorische Sammlungen
Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 200 pp.
Lauta
Vater Abraham Mine ("Shaft 139"; Shaft 152) Hajek, W. (2010): Kristallwelten Marienberg. Weise Verlag, Mnchen.

UK
England
Cornwall
St Austell District
St Stephen-in-Brannel
St Stephen
Davis, R.J., Hey, M.H., and Kingsbury, A.W.G. (1965): Mineralogical Magazine 35, 72-83. Embrey, P.G.
South Terras Mine (Resugga & Tolgarrick Mine; Union (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n 322, p. 169-177.
Mine; Uranium Mine) (referring to Kingsbury)

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