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Arsenolite

Oxide mineral

Arsenolite is an arsenic mineral, chemical formula As4O6. It is formed as an oxidation product of arsenic sulfides. Commonly found as small octahedra it is white, but impurities of realgar or orpiment may give it a pink or yellow hue. It can be associated with its dimorph claudetite (a monoclinic form of As2O3) as well as realgar (As2S3) and erythrite

Arsenolite belongs to the minerals which are highly toxic

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Blue
Pink
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

1.5

The streak

White

Density ( specific gravity )

1.755

Luster ( interacts light )

Dull
Silky
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic