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Arcanite

Sulfate mineral

Arcanite is a potassium sulfate mineral with formula: K2SO4.

Arcanite was first described in 1845 for an occurrence in old pine railroad ties in the Santa Ana tin mine, Trabuco Canyon, Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County, California It has also been reported from hydrothermal, Italy; and in caves in Western Australia and Namibia

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

Density ( specific gravity )

1.494
1.495
1.497

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic