Arizonite (of Palmer)
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|Colour:||Dark steel-grey (fresh ...||Hardness:||5½|
|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."
Classification of Arizonite (of Palmer)
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Physical Properties of Arizonite (of Palmer)
|Colour:||Dark steel-grey (fresh surfaces)|
|Density (measured):||4.25 g/cm3|
Other Names for Arizonite (of Palmer)
|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)
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)
(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.