Mineralpedia Details for Papagoite
Named for the Papago American Indians, now called the Tohono O’odam, who inhabit the area around the type locality of Papagoite at Ajo in Arizona, USA. Papagoite is a rare mineral found at, in addition to the type locality, localities including South Africa, Namibia, and a newer locality in Slovakia. It occurs at the type locality in thin veinlets in altered granodiorite and at the South African locality as inclusion in quartz crystals. Papagoite can be found in association with aurichalcite, shattuckite, ajoite, barite, and quartz.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/papagoite.pdf
Papagoite from New Cornelia mine, Ajo dist., Pima Co., Arizona, United States
Solid coverage of deep blue Papagoite.
Papagoite from Cedar Summit Mine, Mineral Co., Nevada, United States
Thin botryoidal crusts of bright sky-blue Papagoite on two sides of matrix.