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Arsenogoyazite

Posted by Rock Currier  
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May 26, 2009 05:02AM
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Below are some preliminary notes I have made about Arsenogoyazite. This entry and thread has been made as a place holder for information that you will hopefully contribute about Arsenogoyazite. It should be in no way be thought of as a claim I have staked out to write about this mineral, and in fact is an invitation for someone to step forward and create the article about this mineral. If you are so inclined and have questions about the format that such an article should have, go the The welcome topic at the top of the Best Minerals forum and read what has been posted there. Also take a look at some of the more mature articles that have already been written like Rhodochrosite, Adamite, Millerite etc. You will need also to pick out other images of Arsenogoyazite that will go into the article.



Arsenogoyazite
SrAl3[(OH) 5|(AsO4)2] · H2O Trigonal
Arsenogoyazite after Cuprite?, Clara Mine, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany FOV 3mm© Stephan Wolfsried



Arsenogoyazite Micro? and rare species collections.
(Sr,Ca,Ba)Al3(AsO4,PO4)2(OH,F)5·H2O
This is a fairly rare mineral that is found sparingly at less than a half dozen localities. “Crystals indistinctly rhombohedral,…to 30 μm, aggregated into reniform crusts with a radial structure.”1
1 Handbook of Mineralogy, Volume IV, Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols, p34.
Ask Boots and Tony how much of this there is.


Arsenogoyazite
Germany
Baden-Württemberg, Black Forest, Wolfach, Oberwolfach, Rankach valley, Clara Mine


Arsenogoyazite
Namibia
Tsumeb. “Forms white rhombohedrons, less than 1 mm in size growing on quartz and hematite.”1 Certainly they are substantially less than 1 mm in size.
1 Tsumeb, Georg Gebhard, 1999, p253.

Arsenogoyazite
Germany
Black Forest, Oberwolfach, Clara Mine. “It is white, yellowish, or pale green to grayish green; translucent; luster vitreous; with no cleavage but conchoidal fracture. The mineral forms crusts on quartz and barite in association with malachite, brochantite, olivenite, barium-pharmacosiderite, and sulfate-free weilerite. The crusts have a reniform appearance. Indistinct rhombohedron-like faces can be observed on the surface of the crusts. In the case of small tabular crystals, (0001) is also present.”1
1 American Mineralogist, Vol.71, p.845, 1986.



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Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/27/2012 08:22AM by Rock Currier.
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