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General Arsenolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: As2O3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 197.84 gm
   Arsenic  75.74 %  As  100.00 % As2O3
   Oxygen   24.26 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: As2O3
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral from As bearing rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1854
Help on Locality: Locality: Amargosa mine, San Bernardino Co., California, USA Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For ARSENic in the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Arsenolite + Pronunciation Say ARSENOLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2114
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  Arsenolite

Comments: Brownish yellow octahedrons of arsenolite on matrix.
Location: White Caps mine, Manhattan, Nye County, Nevada, USA. Scale: Size Not Given.
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Arsenolite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 11.0457, Z = 16; V = 1,347.66 Den(Calc)= 3.90
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F d3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.195(1), 6.394(0.63), 2.541(0.38),
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Physical Properties of Arsenolite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {111} Perfect, {111} Perfect, {111} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Blue, White, Light yellow, Red.
Help on Density: Density: 3.7
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Earthy - Dull, clay-like texture with no visible crystalline affinities, (e.g. howlite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 1.5 - Between Talc and Gypsum
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Dull
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Arsenolite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.132 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.176 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1936,KPDmeas= 0.2041,KC= 0.235
Ncalc = 1.87 - 1.92
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.755.
 

Calculated Properties of Arsenolite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.37 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Arsenolite =3.70 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0001164526
Boson Index = 0.9998835474
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEArsenolite = 53.81 barns/electron
U=PEArsenolite x rElectron Density= 181.14 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Arsenolite is Not Radioactive
 

Arsenolite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 04.03.09.01 (04)Simple Oxides
  (04.03)with a cation charge of 3+ (A+++2 O3)
  (04.03.09)Dana Group
 
04.03.09.01 Arsenolite As2O3 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.03.09.02 Senarmontite Sb2O3 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.CB.50 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.C - Metal:Oxygen = 2:3, 3:5, and Similar
  04.CB -With medium-sized cations
 
04.CB.50 Arsenolite As2O3 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.CB.50 Senarmontite Sb2O3 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Arsenolite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Ford32) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Arsenolite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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