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Arsenolamprite

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Formula:
As
Colour:
Grey-white.
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2
Specific Gravity:
5.3 - 5.5
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for its composition and for the Greek λαμπρός ("lampros") for "brilliant", in allusion to its luster.
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Arsenolamprite.


Classification of Arsenolamprite

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
1.CA.10

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
C : Metalloids and Nonmetals
A : Arsenic group elements
Dana 7th ed.:
1.3.1.2
1.3.2.1

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
3 : Semi-metals and non-metals
1.34

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)

Physical Properties of Arsenolamprite

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Grey-white.
Comment:
Alters to a dull black coating
Streak:
Black.
Hardness:
Cleavage:
Perfect
Perfect in one direction.
Density:
5.3 - 5.5 g/cm3 (Measured)    5.577 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Arsenolamprite

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
weak
Reflectivity:
420nmR1=42.8%R2= 56.8%
440nmR1=43.6%R2= 55.4%
460nmR1=44.3%R2= 54.0%
480nmR1=44.7%R2= 52.8%
500nmR1=44.8%R2= 51.6%
520nmR1=44.6%R2= 50.5%
540nmR1=44.0%R2= 49.6%
560nmR1=43.1%R2= 48.7%
580nmR1=42.7%R2= 48.0%
600nmR1=42.6%R2= 47.4%
620nmR1=42.7%R2= 46.8%
640nmR1=43.0%R2= 46.3%
660nmR1=43.4%R2= 45.8%
680nmR1=43.8%R2= 45.5%
700nmR1=44.4%R2= 45.0%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 56.8%.
R1 shown in black, R2 shown in red

Chemical Properties of Arsenolamprite

Formula:
As
Common Impurities:
Bi

Crystallography of Arsenolamprite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.63 Å, b = 4.45 Å, c = 10.96 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.816 : 1 : 2.463
Unit Cell V:
177.04 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
8
Morphology:
Needles to 8 mm, foliated, radial aggregates of plates, massive.
Comment:
On synthetic material

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.76 (10)
3.48 (6)
2.745 (8)
2.72 (10)
2.230 (5)
1.875 (7)
1.730 (7)
Comments:
Alacrán mine, Chile.

Type Occurrence of Arsenolamprite

Synonyms of Arsenolamprite

Other Language Names for Arsenolamprite

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Arsenic10 photos of Arsenolamprite associated with Arsenic on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Arsenolamprite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Proustite2 photos of Arsenolamprite associated with Proustite on mindat.org.
Arsenolite1 photo of Arsenolamprite associated with Arsenolite on mindat.org.
Realgar1 photo of Arsenolamprite associated with Realgar on mindat.org.
Calcite1 photo of Arsenolamprite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping

1.CA.05AntimonySb
1.CA.05ArsenicAs
1.CA.05BismuthBi
1.CA.05StibarsenAsSb
1.CA.10Pararsenolamprite(As,Sb)
1.CA.15ParadocrasiteSb3As

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals Grouping

1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZn
1.12MercuryHg
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.20IndiumIn
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAuPb2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.35PaxiteCuAs2
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenAsSb
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3Sb
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS8
1.52RosickýiteS
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNi
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.64TetrataeniteFeNi
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFe
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFe
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)

Other Information

Health Risks:
Comprised of arsenic - always wash hands after handling. Avoid inhaling dust when handling or breaking. Never lick or ingest.

References for Arsenolamprite

Reference List:
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Breithaupt, J.A.F. (1823) Arsenik-Glanz. Vollständige Charakteristik des Mineral-Systems, Dresden, 2nd ed., p. 129 and 250-251.
Hintze, C. (1886) Ueber Arsenolamprit. Zeitschrift für Krystallographie und Mineralogie: 11: 606-608.
Jung, H. (1926) Über Arsen und Phosphor. Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie: 4: 111.
Foshag, W.F. (1928) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 13: 32-34.
Palache, C., Berman, H., Frondel, C. (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, 834pp.: 130.
Johan, Z. (1959) Arsenolamprit – die rhombische Modifikation des Arsens aus Cerny Dul (Schwarzenthal) im Riesengebirge. Chemie der Erde: 20: 71-80.
Fleischer, M. (1960) New mineral names. New data. American Mineralogist: 45: 479.
Smith, P.M., Leadbetter, A.J., Apling, A.J. (1974) The structures of orthorhombic and vitreous arsenic. Philosophical Magazine: 31: 57-64.
Puselj, M., Ban, Z., Grdenic, D. (1977) On the Allotropy of Arsenic. Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie: 437: 289-292.

Internet Links for Arsenolamprite

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Localities for Arsenolamprite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Stubalpe
      • Kleinfeistritz
        • Kothgraben (Kotgraben)
Haditsch (1964)
Chile
 
  • Atacama Region
    • Copiapó Province
      • Tierra Amarilla
RWMW specimen
          • Alacrán
Am Min 73:189
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Příbram
        • Háje
Bulletin Nat. Mus. in Prague (2007)
    • Hradec Králové Region
      • Krkonoše Mtn (Riesengebirge)
Johan, Z. & Hak, J. (1961): Novákite, (Cu,Ag)4As3, a new mineral. American Mineralogist. 46: 885-891.
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
        • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
          • Přebuz District (Frühbuß)
            • Přebuz (Frühbuß)
Rojík, P. (2006): J. Czech Geol. Soc. 50 (3-4), 157-165.
France
 
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
Handbook of Mineralogy
        • Neuenberg
          • Sankt Jakob vein
Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Schenkenzell
        • Wittichen
          • Böckelsbach valley
S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
          • Burgfelsen
No reference listed
          • Heubach Valley
No reference listed
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Spessart
        • Hösbach
          • Sailauf
            • Hartkoppe
see locality page
  • Hesse
    • Odenwald
      • Abtsteinach
        • Mackenheim
Fettel, M. (1986): Arsenolamprit aus dem Vorderen Odenwald. LAPIS 11(11), 25-26 / S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
      • Mühltal
        • Nieder-Beerbach
Peter Haas
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Palatinate
      • Winnweiler
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Marienberg District
        • Gehringswalde
A. Breithaupt (1823): Vollständige Charakteristik des Mineral-Systems.- Dresden, 2nd ed., p. 129 and 250-251
        • Lauta
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Plaka
          • Plaka Mines
No reference listed
Mozambique
 
  • Zambezia Province
    • Alto Ligonha District
Thomas, R., Davidson, P. (2010): Hambergite-rich melt inclusions in morganite crystals from the Muiane pegmatite, Mozambique and some remarks on the paragenesis of hambergite. - Mineralogy and Petrology, 100, 3-4, 227-23
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld)
No reference listed
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Eureka Co.
      • Lynn District
        • Goldstrike Mine
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
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