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Cabalzarite

Arsenate mineral

Cabalzarite is a rare arsenate mineral with the chemical formula Ca(Mg,Al,Fe3+ ) 2[AsO 4] 2•2(H 2O,OH). It is a member of the tsumcorite group. It crystallizes in the monoclinic system and typically occurs as clusters of crystals or granular aggregates.

It was first described for samples from an abandoned manganese mine in Falotta, Graubünden and named for Swiss amateur mineralogist Walter Cabalzar. It was approved as a new mineral by the IMA in 1997. It has also been reported from the Aghbar mine in Ouarzazate Province

Identification

Color of mineral

Brown
Pink
Orange

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.7
1.76

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic