Mineral Information and Data:

Aplowite
CoSO4 • 4H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Albert Peter Low (1861-1942), Canadian geologist, former Director of the Geological Survey of Canada.

IMA status : Approved Species 1965 (IMA1963-009)
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
29.06.06.04  
  (29) Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
  (29.06) where A XO4 · x(H2O)
  (29.06.06) Rozenite Group (Monoclinic)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
07.CB.15
  (07) Sulfates (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
  (07.C) Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, with H2O
  (07.CB) With only medium-sized cations
  
Crystal system: Monoclinic System
Point group (H-M): 2/m — prismatic
Unit cell: a = 5.94 Å, b = 13.56 Å, c = 7.9 Å, b = 90.5°
Crystal Habit: As finely granular efflorescences
  
Color: Pink
Diaphaneity: Transparent
Luster: Vitreous
Hardness (Mohs): 2.5 to 3
Measured Density: 2.0 to2.33 g/cm3
Streak: White
  
Geologic Setting: As efflorescences with sulfides (probably cobaltian and nickelian pyrite) on siderite–barite matrix from a hydrothermal Pb–Zn–Cu orebody associated with a large barite deposit.
Mineral Association: Moorhouseite, siderite, barite
  
Other Properties: H2O Soluble.

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