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Sarkinite

Arsenate mineral

Sarkinite, synonymous with chondrarsenite and polyarsenite, is a mineral with formula Mn2(AsO4)(OH). The mineral is named for the Greek word σάρκιυος, meaning made of flesh, for its red color and greasy luster. The mineral was first noted in Sweden in 1865 as chondrarsenite, though not identified as Sarkinite until 1885.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4

The streak

Yellow

Density ( specific gravity )

1.793
1.807
1.809

Luster ( interacts light )

Greasy

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic