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Arizonite (of Palmer)

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Colour:Dark steel-grey (fresh ...Hardness:
Name:After the locality of Arizona, USA.
A Mixture Of:Anatase, Hematite, Ilmenite, Rutile


Contains Fe and Ti and is a supposed titanate of iron. Shown to be a mixture of Hematite, Ilmenite, Anatase and Rutile, according to Overhold et al. (1950) and Ernst (1943), although Karkhanavala (1959) states that arizonite is "a specific and unique, though rare and unstable chemical compound."
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Classification of Arizonite (of Palmer)

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Physical Properties of Arizonite (of Palmer)

Lustre:Metallic, Sub-Metallic
Colour:Dark steel-grey (fresh surfaces)
Streak:Brown
Hardness (Mohs):
Tenacity:Brittle
Density (measured):4.25 g/cm3

Other Names for Arizonite (of Palmer)

Other Languages:
German:Arizonit
Spanish:Arizonita

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Arizonite (of Palmer)

Reference List:

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Palmer (1909) American Journal of Science: 28: 353.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 773.

J.L. Overholt, G. Vaux, and J.L. Rodda (1950) The Nature of "Arizonite". American Mineralogist 35: 117-119

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  • Localities for Arizonite (of Palmer)

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    • Arizona
      • Mohave Co.
        • Aquarius Mts (Aquarius Range; Peacock Range)
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