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Arsenobismite Mineral Data

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General Arsenobismite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi2(AsO4)(OH)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 607.90 gm
   Bismuth   68.75 %  Bi   76.65 % Bi2O3
   Arsenic   12.32 %  As   18.90 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   0.50 %  H     4.45 % H2O
   Oxygen    18.42 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi2(AsO4)(OH)3
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized ore at the 200 m level. An inadequately described species. Discredited as being a preisingerite-rich concentrate with atelestite and beudantite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 1999
Help on Locality: Locality: Mammoth mine, Tintic District, Utah, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1916 for it's composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Arsenobismite + Pronunciation Say ARSENOBISMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Discredited