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Arthurite

Arsenate mineral

Arthurite is a mineral composed of divalent copper and iron ions in combination with trivalent arsenate and sulfate Initially discovered by Sir Arthur Russell in 1954 at Hingston Down Consols mine in Calstock , Cornwall, England, arthurite is formed as a resultant mineral in the oxidation region of some copper deposits by the variation of enargite The chemical formula of Arthurite is Cu O H

Arthurite is named after Arthur W. G. Kingsbury (1906–1968), a British mineralogist, and Sir Arthur Russell (1878–1964), a collector of minerals.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3
4

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic