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Arsenoclasite

Arsenate mineral

Arsenoclasite (originally arsenoklasite) is a red or dark orange brown mineral with formula Mn5(AsO4)2(OH)4. The name comes from the Greek words αρσενικόν (for arsenic) and κλάσις (for cleavage ), as arsenoclasite contains arsenic and has perfect cleavage. The mineral was discovered in 1931 in Långban , Sweden.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Orange
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.787
1.81
1.816

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic