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Arseniosiderite

Arsenate mineral

Arseniosiderite is a rare arsenate mineral formed by the oxidation of other arsenic-containing minerals, such as scorodite or arsenopyrite. It occurs in association with beudantite, carminite, dussertite, pharmacolite, pitticite, adamite and erythrite. The name arseniosiderite reflects two major elements of the mineral, arsenic and iron (Greek sideros means iron).

Identification

Color of mineral

Brown
Bronze
Yellow
Black

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.815
1.898
1.898

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic
Submetallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic