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Jarosewichite

Arsenate mineral

Jarosewichite is a rare manganese arsenate mineral It was first described in Franklin, New Jersey which is its only reported occurrence. Its chemical composition and structure are similar to chlorophoenicite. This mineral is orthorhombic with 2/m2/m2/m point group. Its crystals are prismatic or barrel-shaped. The color of jarosewichite is dark red to black. It has subvitreous luster of fracture surfaces and reddish-orange streak. This mineral occurs with flinkite, franklinite and cahnite.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4

The streak

Orange

Density ( specific gravity )

1.78
1.795
1.805

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic