Zavaritskite from sulfide-magnetite ores of the Aktash skarn deposit (Western Karamazar, North Tadzhikistan)
Yatimov U. A., Belogub E. V., Shilovskikh V. V., Blinov I. A.
Zapiski RMO (Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society). 2021. V. 150. N 1. P. 92-100
The rare mineral zavaritzkite has been detected in sulfide-magnetite ores of the Aktash scarn deposit (North Tadzhikistan) and studied by complex of optical and scanning electron microscopy and backscattered electron diffraction analyses. Zavaritskite occurs in association with native bismuth, chalcopyrite, galena, and supergene bismuth oxides and anglesite. It is the first find of zavaritzkite not only in the Aktash deposit, but in the entire bismuth-bearing Kuraminskaya subzone of the Chatkal-Kuraminskaya metallogenic zone.
Keywords: zavaritskite, bismuth minerals, sulfide-magnetite ores, skarns, Aktash deposit, Western Karamazar