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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
  IMA1998-E
 

Arsenobismite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.11(1), 6.06(0.9), 1.843(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Arsenobismite

Help on Color: Color: Green, Yellowish green, Brownish green.
Help on Density: Density: 5.7
Help on Habit: Habit: Cryptocrystalline - Occurs as crystals too small to distinguish with the naked eye.
Help on Habit: Habit: Friable - Loosley cohesive material that granulates with your fingers.
Help on Habit: Habit: Pulverulent - Forms a loose, poorly-coherent powdery mass.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: greenish yellow
 

Optical Properties of Arsenobismite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.354 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
KPDmeas= 0.1053,KC= 0.163
Ncalc = 1.93
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.6.
 

Calculated Properties of Arsenobismite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.84 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Arsenobismite =5.70 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0000898657
Boson Index = 0.9999101343
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEArsenobismite =1,312.96 barns/electron
U=PEArsenobismite x rElectron Density=6,352.45 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Arsenobismite is Not Radioactive
 

Arsenobismite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 41.06.09.01 (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.06)where (A)2 (XO4) Zq
  (41.06.09)Dana Group
 
41.06.09.01 Arsenobismite? Bi2(AsO4)(OH)3 Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.XX.00 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.X - Unclassified Strunz PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.XX -Arsenate, Basic
 
08.XX.00 Arsenobismite? Bi2(AsO4)(OH)3 Unk Ortho
 
08.XX.00 Coeruleolactite (Ca,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4-5(H2O) P1 1
 
08.XX.00 Cheralite-(Ce)? (Ce,Ca,Th)(P,Si)O4 P 21/n 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Chernovite-(Ce)* (Ce,Y)(AsO4) I 41/amd 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Kerstenite? PbSeO4(?) P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Laubmannite? Fe3Fe6(PO4)4(OH)12 Unk Ortho
 
08.XX.00 Spodiosite? Ca2(PO4)F Pbcm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Pseudo-autunite* (H3O)4Ca2(UO2)2(PO4)4•5(H2O)(?) Unk Ortho
 
08.XX.00 Viseite Ca10Al24(SiO4)6(PO4)7O22F3•72(H2O)(?) I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Vanuranylite? (H3O,Ba,Ca,K)1.6(UO2)2V2O8•4(H2O)(?) C 2/c ? 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Sodium-autunite Na2(UO2)2(PO4)2•8(H2O) P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Sodium meta-autunite! Na2(UO2)2(PO4)2•6-8(H2O) P 4/nmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Slavkovite! Cu13(AsO4)6(AsO3OH)4•23(H2O) P1 1
 
08.XX.00 IMA2000-020! Fe4[AsO3OH]5[AsO2(OH)2]2•20(H2O) Ortho Ortho
 
08.XX.00 Lewisite! (Ca,Fe,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.XX.00 Kamarizaite! Fe3(AsO4)2(OH)3•3H2O Pccm, Pcc2, Pcmm, Pcm21 Ortho
 
08.XX.00 Lapeyreite! Cu3O[AsO3(OH)]2•H2O C 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 IMA2008-063 Pb[Zn0.25,[]0.75]Fe3H(AsO4)2(OH)6 C 2/c 2/m
 
08.XX.00 IMA2009-002! Cu3(AsO4)2 P 21/c 2/m
 
08.XX.00 IMA2009-005 (Y,Ca,REE)5[(Si,P)O4]3F P 63/m 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
08.XX.00 IMA2009-016 Cu4H(AsO4)2(OH)3•H2O P1 1
 

Other Arsenobismite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana) OPTIC PROP.(Dana)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Arsenobismite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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Bi2(AsO4)(OH)3
Dana No: 41.06.09.01 Strunz No: 08.XX.00
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