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Beudantite

Arsenate mineral

Beudandite is a secondary mineral occurring in the oxidized zones of polymetallic It is a lead , sulfate : PbFe3(OH)6SO4AsO4.

Beudantite is in a subgroup of the alunite group. It is the arsenate analogue of the phosphate corkite. Beudantite also forms a solid-solution and plumbojarosite

It crystallizes in the trigonal and shows a variety of crystal habits including tabular, acute rhombohedral, pseudo-cubic and pseudo-cuboctahedral.

It occurs in association with carminite , mimetite , arseniosiderite, olivenite, anglesite

Identification

Color of mineral

Black
Green
Brown
Yellow
Red

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5
4.5

The streak

Yellow
Green

Density ( specific gravity )

1.957
1.943

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Resinous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal