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Arsenogorceixite

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Formula:
BaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Colour:
White, yellowish white, yellow, greenish yellow, pale blue, colourless.
Lustre:
Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Waxy, Greasy, Dull
Hardness:
4
Specific Gravity:
3.655
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named by Kurt Walenta and Pete J. Dunn in 1993 in allusion to it being the ARSENate analogue of Gorceixite.
The barium analogue of Philipsbornite and Arsenogoyazite, and the arsenate analogue of Gorceixite.


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Classification of ArsenogorceixiteHide

Approved
8.BL.10

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
L : With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 3:1
Dana 7th ed.:
42.7.4.5
43.4.1.9

43 : COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
4 : Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen

Physical Properties of ArsenogorceixiteHide

Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Waxy, Greasy, Dull
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
White, yellowish white, yellow, greenish yellow, pale blue, colourless.
Streak:
White.
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Probably {0001} perfect as in other members of the group.
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
3.655 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.71 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of ArsenogorceixiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.645 nε = 1.645
Birefringence:
0.000
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.000
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Optical Extinction:
Parallel
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of ArsenogorceixiteHide

Formula:
BaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
IMA Formula:
BaAl3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6

Crystallography of ArsenogorceixiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:
R3m
Setting:
R3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.103 Å, c = 17.394 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.449
Unit Cell V:
760.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
3
Morphology:
Rhombohedral {1011} and {0001}

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.84 (80)
3.55 (80)
3.02 (100)
2.30 (60)
1.930 (60)
1.774 (50)
1.515 (50)

Type Occurrence of ArsenogorceixiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Minute rhombohedral crystals in crusts and aggregates
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Oxidized veins of hydrothermal polymetallic deposit
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of ArsenogorceixiteHide

Other Language Names for ArsenogorceixiteHide

Relationship of Arsenogorceixite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
ArsenocrandalliteCaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)CeAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Arsenoflorencite-(La)LaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Arsenoflorencite-(Nd)NdAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig.
ArsenogoyaziteSrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
ArsenowaylanditeBiAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig.
DussertiteBaFe3+3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Graulichite-(Ce)CeFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2OTrig.
SegnititePbFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
TsumcoritePbZn2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Olivenite3 photos of Arsenogorceixite associated with Olivenite on mindat.org.
Bariopharmacoalumite1 photo of Arsenogorceixite associated with Bariopharmacoalumite on mindat.org.
Mansfieldite1 photo of Arsenogorceixite associated with Mansfieldite on mindat.org.
Chenevixite1 photo of Arsenogorceixite associated with Chenevixite on mindat.org.
Bariopharmacosiderite1 photo of Arsenogorceixite associated with Bariopharmacosiderite on mindat.org.
Copper1 photo of Arsenogorceixite associated with Copper on mindat.org.
Fluorite1 photo of Arsenogorceixite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BL.05BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
8.BL.05HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05KemmlitziteSrAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
8.BL.05SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05GallobeudantitePbGa3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
8.BL.10ArsenogoyaziteSrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10ArsenocrandalliteCaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
8.BL.10BenauiteSrFe3+3(HPO4,PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10DussertiteBaFe3+3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10EylettersiteTh0.75Al3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig.
8.BL.10GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Mon. m : Bm
8.BL.10GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10KintoreitePbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2OTrig.
8.BL.10PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10SegnititePbFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10SpringcreekiteBaV3+3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(La)LaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(Nd)NdAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig.
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)CeAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Florencite-(La)LaAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Florencite-(Nd)NdAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13ZaïriteBiFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13ArsenowaylanditeBiAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig.
8.BL.13Graulichite-(Ce)CeFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Florencite-(Sm)SmAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.15ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3Mon.
8.BL.25PattersonitePbFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2OTric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

43.4.1.1BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
43.4.1.2CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
43.4.1.3HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
43.4.1.4OrpheitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
43.4.1.5HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
43.4.1.6SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
43.4.1.7KemmlitziteSrAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
43.4.1.8WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

Fluorescence of ArsenogorceixiteHide

Not fluorescent in UV

Other InformationHide

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

References for ArsenogorceixiteHide

Reference List:
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Walenta, K. (1981) Mineralien der Beudantit-Crandallitgruppe aus dem Schwarzwald: Arsenocrandallit und sulfatfreier Weilerit. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 61: 23-35. [in German, as sulphate-free weilerite]
Walenta, K., Dunn, P.J. (1993) Arsenogorceixite von der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald (Arsenogorceixite from the Clara mine, central Black Forest). Aufschluss: 44: 250-254. [in German]
Jambor, J.L., Pertsev, N.N., Roberts, A.C. (1996) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 81: 249-254.
New Mins. (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.
Jambor, J.L. (1999) Nomenclature of the alunite supergroup. The Canadian Mineralogist: 37: 1323-1341.
Bayliss, P., Kolitsch, U., Nickel, E.H., Pring, A. (2010) Alunite supergroup: recommended nomenclature. Mineralogical Magazine: 74: 919-927.

Internet Links for ArsenogorceixiteHide

Localities for ArsenogorceixiteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia
 
  • Tasmania
    • West Coast municipality
      • Zeehan district
        • Dundas mineral field
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~shanesrocks/mineralogy.htm
  • Western Australia
    • Ashburton Shire
      • Ashburton Downs Station
Frost, R. L., Xi, Y., & Pogson, R. E. (2012). Raman spectroscopic study of the mineral arsenogorceixite BaAl 3 AsO 3 (OH)(AsO 4, PO 4)(OH, F) 6. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 91, 301-306.
Belgium
 
  • Luxembourg Province
    • Stavelot Massif
      • Vielsalm
        • Grand Halleux
Loeber, A. (2005). "La carrière de Hourt, Grand Halleux, Province de Luxembourg, Belgique." Magazine du 4M, 26(255), 5-7; Dehove, J. and Hubert, F. (2006). "Nouvelles découvertes à Hourt." Magazine du 4M, 27(263), 9-11.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Rhône
      • Beaujeu
        • Les Ardillats
Favreau G., Legris J-R., Dardillac M. (1996), La Verrière (Rhône): Histoire et Minéralogie, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°3, pp:3-28
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Var
      • Le Pradet
http://www.mine-capgaronne.fr/site/Mineraux/ListeMineraux.html
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Freudenstadt
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", Schweizerbart (Stuttgart), 2001
      • Lahr
        • Reichenbach
          • Weiler
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001; Am Min 50 (1965), 1143-1157
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
Walenta, K. (1981): Mineralien der Beudantit-Crandallitgruppe aus dem Schwarzwald: Arsenocrandallit und sulfatfreier Weilerit. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt., 61, 23-35. (in German); Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German); Aufschluss 44 (1993), 250; New Minerals 1990-1994 (Mineralogical record, 1997), 90-94 ; WALENTA, K. (1999): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara. 8. Folge, 2. Teil. Lapis 24 (12), 40-44
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Schneeberg District
J. Gröbner und U. Kolitsch (2005): Neufunde aus dem Bergrevier Schneeberg im Erzgebirge. Lapis 30 (7-8), 71-73; 81-82.
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
Katerinopoulos, A. (1996): Bisher nicht bekannte Minerale aus den Lavrion-Bergwerken. Lapis, 21 (11), 39; 62.
No reference listed
        • Spitharopoussi area
Fritz Schreiber collection; Hanke, H. (1998) Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
Italy
 
  • Sardinia
    • Medio Campidano Province
      • Gonnosfanadiga
        • Fenugu Sibiri Mine
Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente e Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Edito a cura dell'EMSA e "varie associazioni mineralogiche", Volume 2°, 239 pp.; P.Stara, R.Rizzo, G.Tanca 1996 Iglesiente e Arburese miniere e minerali vol. II
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Ząbkowice District
      • Ząbkowice (Frankenstein)
        • Szklary (Gläsendorf)
Pieczka, A., Włodek, A., Gołębiowska, B., Szełęg, E., Szuszkiewicz, A., Ilnicki, S., Nejbert, K., Turniak, K. (2015): Phosphate-bearing pegmatites in the Góry Sowie Block and adjacent areas, Sudetes, SW Poland. 7th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, PEG 2015 Książ, Poland. Abstracts: 77-78
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Gwennap CP
        • Redruth
          • St Day
      • Mount's Bay District
        • Porthleven
G.Curtis collection
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Elko Co.
Anthony A. Longo, Tommy B. Thompson, and J. Bruce Harlan (2002) Geologic Overview of the Rain Subdistrict. in Gold Deposits of the Carlin Trend , NBMG Bulletin 111 pp 168-189
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