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Arsenogorceixite Mineral Data

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General Arsenogorceixite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaAl3AsO3(OH)(AsO4,PO4)(OH,F)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 589.17 gm
   Barium      23.31 %  Ba   26.02 % BaO
   Aluminum    13.74 %  Al   25.96 % Al2O3
   Arsenic     22.25 %  As   16.79 % As2O3 / 14.63 % As2O5
   Phosphorus   1.31 %  P     3.01 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.11 %  H     9.94 % H2O
   Oxygen      36.66 %  O
   Fluorine     1.61 %  F     1.61 % F
                 -   %   F    -0.68 % -O=F2    
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       97.28 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaAl3(AsO3)(OH)(AsO4)0.75(PO4)0.25(OH)5.5F0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as a rare secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of a hydrothermal polymetallic barite-fluorite deposit (Clara mine, Germany).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1992 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Found in the Clara mine, near Oberwolfache, and the Michael mine, Weiler, near Lahr, Black Forest, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For its "arsenic" content and relation to "gorceixite."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Arsenogorceixite + Pronunciation Say ARSENOGORCEIXITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1989-055

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Comments: Lime colored crystalline arsenogorceixite on dark green olivenite.
Location: Bali Lo, Ashburton Downs, Western Australia, Australia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

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Comments: White arsenogorceixite spherules to less than 0.25mm in vuggy matrix.
Location: Clara mine, Schwarzwald, Germany. Scale: Picture size 0.5 cm.
© Tom Loomis / Dakota Matrix

Arsenogorceixite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:2.44929
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.1, c = 17.39, Z = 3; V = 759.18 Den(Calc)= 3.87
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.02(1), 3.55(0.8), 5.84(0.8),

Physical Properties of Arsenogorceixite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: White, Yellow, Bluish, Colorless.
Help on Density: Density: 3.65
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Arsenogorceixite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.071 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.124 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1667,KPDmeas= 0.1767,KC= 0.1903
Ncalc = 1.69 - 1.74
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.645, w=1.645, bire=0.0000.

Calculated Properties of Arsenogorceixite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.41 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Arsenogorceixite =3.65 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEArsenogorceixite = 115.83 barns/electron
U=PEArsenogorceixite x rElectron Density= 395.40 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Arsenogorceixite is Not Radioactive

Arsenogorceixite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (41)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc. Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.05)where (A B)2 (XO4) Zq
  (41.05.12)Waylandite Group Waylandite BiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m Eylettersite (Th,Pb)1-xAl3(PO4,SiO4)2(OH)6(?) R 3m 3 2/m Zairite Bi(Fe,Al)3(PO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m Arsenogorceixite! BaAl3AsO3(OH)(AsO4,PO4)(OH,F)6 R 3m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.BL.10 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.B - Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  08.BL -With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 3:1
08.BL.10 Arsenogorceixite! BaAl3AsO3(OH)(AsO4,PO4)(OH,F)6 R 3m 3 2/m
08.BL.10 Arsenocrandallite (Ca,Sr)Al3[(As,P)O4]2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3m
08.BL.10 Ferrazite? (Pb,Ba)3(PO4)2•8(H2O)(?) Tri
08.BL.10 Arsenowaylandite* BiAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
08.BL.10 Benauite! HSrFe3(PO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
08.BL.10 Arsenogoyazite (Sr,Ca,Ba)Al3(AsO4,PO4)2(OH,F)5•(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
08.BL.10 Dussertite BaFe3(AsO4)2(OH)5 R 3m 3m
08.BL.10 Crandallite CaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
08.BL.10 Goyazite SrAl3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
08.BL.10 Gorceixite BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
08.BL.10 Kintoreite PbFe3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6 R 3m 3 2/m
08.BL.10 Lusungite? (Sr,Pb)Fe3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3m
08.BL.10 Philipsbornite PbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m-,R 3m Trig
08.BL.10 Plumbogummite PbAl3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
08.BL.10 Segnitite PbFe3H(AsO4)2(OH)6 R 3m 3 2/m
08.BL.10 Springcreekite! BaV3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6 R 3m 3 2/m

Other Arsenogorceixite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.81,1996) OPTIC PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.81,1996)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Arsenogorceixite :
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 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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