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Alarsite

Mineral

Alarsite (AlAsO4) is an aluminium arsenate mineral with its name derived from its composition: aluminium and arsenate. It occurs as brittle subhedral grains which exhibit trigonal symmetry. It has a Mohs hardness of 5-5.5 and a specific gravity of 3.32. It is semitransparent, colorless with pale yellow tints and shows a vitreous luster. It is optically uniaxial (+) with refractive indices of nω = 1.596 and nε = 1.608.

It was reported from fumaroles volcano, Kamchatka , Far Eastern Region It occurs in association with fedotovite, nabokoite , hematite

Identification

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5
5.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.596
1.608

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous