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General Arsenosulvanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3(As,V)S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 387.83 gm
   Vanadium   3.28 %  V
   Copper    49.16 %  Cu
   Arsenic   14.49 %  As
   Sulfur    33.07 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3As0.75V3+0.25S4
Help on Environment: Environment: In quartz-calcite veins cutting bituminous limestone., Arsenosulvanite (1941) is Colusite (1933).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1941
Help on Locality: Locality: Tilva Mika deposit, Bor, eastern Serbia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its chemical relationship to sulvanite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Arsenosulvanite + Pronunciation Say ARSENOSULVANITE

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  Colusite   Arsenosulvanite

Comments: Bronzy, metallic tetragonal crystals of colusite (arsenosulvanite) in white marble.
Location: Val Bona quarry, Carrara, Italy. Scale: Picture size 1 cm.
© Dave Barthelmy

Arsenosulvanite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.552, Z = 8; V = 1,174.91 Den(Calc)= 4.38
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hextetrahedral H-M Symbol (4 3m) Space Group: P 43m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.87(1), 3.04(1), 1.59(0.5),

Physical Properties of Arsenosulvanite

Help on Color: Color: Bronze.
Help on Density: Density: 4.01 - 4.2, Average = 4.1
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black

Optical Properties of Arsenosulvanite

Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Distinctive yellowish brownish tint.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Arsenosulvanite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   23.50   
 420 nm   24.90 
 440 nm   26.30 
 460 nm   27.40 
 480 nm   28.60 
 500 nm   29.80 
 520 nm   30.70 
 540 nm   31.70 
 560 nm   32.40 
 580 nm   32.70 
 600 nm   32.40 
 620 nm   31.80 
 640 nm   31.40 
 660 nm   31.10 
 680 nm   30.90 
 700 nm   30.40 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Arsenosulvanite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Arsenosulvanite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.10 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Arsenosulvanite =4.38 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0025625199
Boson Index = 0.9974374801
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEArsenosulvanite = 34.56 barns/electron
U=PEArsenosulvanite x rElectron Density= 141.69 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Arsenosulvanite is Not Radioactive

Arsenosulvanite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.02)where z/y = 4 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.02.03)Dana Group Sulvanite Cu3VS4 P 43m 4 3m Arsenosulvanite? Cu3(As,V)S4 P 43m 4 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.CB.07.0 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.C - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 1:1 (and similar)
  02.CB -With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, Au, etc
02.CB.07.0 Arsenosulvanite? Cu3(As,V)S4 P 43m 4 3m

Other Arsenosulvanite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Arsenosulvanite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
4 - GeoScienceWorld
5 - Google Images
6 - Google Scholar
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
9 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info

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