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Arsenolamprite

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About ArsenolampriteHide

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:
Compare also pararsenolamprite.


Classification of ArsenolampriteHide

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 ArsenolampriteHide

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 ArsenolampriteHide

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 ArsenolampriteHide

Formula:
As
Common Impurities:
Bi

Crystallography of ArsenolampriteHide

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

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AMCSDSpeciesReferenceLinkYearLocalityPressure (GPa)Temp (K)
0011251ArsenolampriteWyckoff R W G (1963) Second edition. Interscience Publishers, New York, New York Crystal Structures 1 239-44419630296
0014996ArsenolampriteSmith P M, Leadbetter A J, Apling A J (1974) The structures of orthorhombic and vitrous arsenic Philosophical Magazine 31 57-641974synthetic0296

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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

Geological EnvironmentHide

Geological Setting:
Carbonate rocks, calcite veins

Type Occurrence of ArsenolampriteHide

Synonyms of ArsenolampriteHide

Other Language Names for ArsenolampriteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
10 photos of Arsenolamprite associated with ArsenicAs
2 photos of Arsenolamprite associated with QuartzSiO2
2 photos of Arsenolamprite associated with ProustiteAg3AsS3
1 photo of Arsenolamprite associated with ArsenoliteAs2O3
1 photo of Arsenolamprite associated with RealgarAs4S4
1 photo of Arsenolamprite associated with CalciteCaCO3

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.CA.05AntimonySbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.CA.05ArsenicAsTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.CA.05BismuthBiTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.CA.05StibarsenAsSbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.CA.10Pararsenolamprite(As,Sb)Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
1.CA.15ParadocrasiteSb3AsMon. 2 : B2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

1.1CopperCuIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.2SilverAgIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.5GoldAuIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.6AuricuprideCu3AuOrth.
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCuTet.
1.8ZincZnHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.9CadmiumCdHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2Iso.
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZnIso.
1.12MercuryHgTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6Iso.
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2Iso.
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9Hex.
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2Orth.
1.18LuanheiteAg3HgHex.
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag,Hg)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.20IndiumInTet.
1.21AluminiumAlIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2Tet.
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)AlOrth.
1.24DiamondCIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
1.25GraphiteCHex. 6mm : P63mc
1.26ChaoiteCHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm
1.27LonsdaleiteCHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.28SiliconSiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
1.29TinSnTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
1.30LeadPbIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.31AnyuiiteAuPb2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mcm
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
1.33ArsenicAsTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.35PaxiteCuAs2Mon.
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2Hex.
1.37DomeykiteCu3AsIso. 4 3m : I4 3d
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10Mon.
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7Iso.
1.41AntimonySbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.42StibarsenAsSbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3AsMon. 2 : B2
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)Hex.
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
1.48DyscrasiteAg3SbOrth. mm2 : Pmm2
1.49BismuthBiTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.50MaldoniteAu2BiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
1.51SulphurS8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
1.52RosickýiteSMon. 2/m : P2/b
1.53SeleniumSeTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
1.54TelluriumTeTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
1.55ChromiumCrIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.56RheniumReHex.
1.57IronFeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-xIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
1.60WairauiteCoFeIso.
1.61NickelNiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)Iso.
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.64TetrataeniteFeNiTet.
1.65AwaruiteNi3FeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.67PotaritePdHgTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
1.68PaolovitePd2SnOrth.
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2Hex.
1.70CabriitePd2CuSnOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
1.71Taimyrite(Pd,Cu,Pt)3SnOrth.
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3SnIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3SnIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.74ZvyagintsevitePd3PbIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3n
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2Hex.
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)Iso.
1.82PlatinumPtIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.83HongshiitePtCuTrig.
1.84NiggliitePtSnHex.
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3FeIso.
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFeTet.
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFeTet.
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNiTet.
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)Iso.

Other InformationHide

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

References for ArsenolampriteHide

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.
Ramdohr, Paul (1969) The Ore Minerals and their Intergrowths, Pergamon Press, pp. 1174.
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.

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Localities for ArsenolampriteHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Murtal District
      • Weißkirchen in Steiermark
        • Kleinfeistritz
          • Kothgraben (Kotgraben)
Haditsch (1964)
Chile
 
  • Atacama
    • Copiapó Province
      • Tierra Amarilla
RWMW specimen
          • Alacrán
Am Min 73:189
Czech Republic
 
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Příbram District
      • 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
    • Karlovy Vary District
Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
    • Sokolov District
      • Přebuz
        • Přebuz (Frühbuß)
Rojík, P. (2006): J. Czech Geol. Soc. 50 (3-4), 157-165.
France
 
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Handbook of Mineralogy
          • Neuenberg
            • Sankt Jakob vein
Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
This mine worked the same vein as Gabe gottes mine. From the 19th century, ore from a large part of the Saint-Jacques mine network was transported to level -40 of Gabe Gottes before being sent to the processing plant. The mineralization of this sector is therefore very comparable to that of Gabe-Gottes.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Freiburg Region
      • Rottweil
        • Schenkenzell
          • Wittichen
            • Böckelsbach valley
S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
            • Burgfelsen
No reference listed
            • Heubach Valley
No reference listed
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Franconia
      • Aschaffenburg District
        • Sailauf
          • Hartkoppe
see locality page
  • Hesse
    • Darmstadt
      • Bergstraße
        • Abtsteinach
          • Mackenheim
Fettel, M. (1986): Arsenolamprit aus dem Vorderen Odenwald. LAPIS 11(11), 25-26 / S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
      • Darmstadt-Dieburg
        • Mühltal
          • Nieder-Beerbach
Peter Haas
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Donnersberg District
      • Winnweiler
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirgskreis
      • Marienberg
        • Lauta
      • Wolkenstein
        • Gehringswalde
A. Breithaupt (1823): Vollständige Charakteristik des Mineral-Systems.- Dresden, 2nd ed., p. 129 and 250-251
Greece
 
  • Attica
    • East Attica
      • Lavreotiki
        • Lavrion mining district
          • Plaka
            • Plaka Mines
Rieck, B. & Rieck, P. (1999): Silber, Arsen und Antimon: Vererzungen im Revier Plaka (Teil 2). Lapis, 24 (7-8), 59-60.
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
North Macedonia
 
  • Lipkovo Municipality
Đorđević, T., Kolitsch, U., Tasev, G., Serafimovski, T. & Boev, B. (2017): Anomalous As-enrichment in gersdorffite in a realgar-rich environment: Lojane, Macedonia. Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 163, 38 (abs.).
Norway
 
  • Nordland
    • Narvik
      • Skjomen
Larsen, K. E. (2019) Noen funn av mineraler i Norge 2018-2019. Norsk Mineralsymposium 2019: 141-149
Poland
 
  • Silesian Voivodeship
    • Wodzisław Co.
Ł. Kruszewski PXRD data; some from the collection of W. Sierny
Ł. Kruszewski PXRD data (to be published soon); Kruszewski, Ł., Sierny, W. (2019): Radlin coal fire heap: thiosulfate- and dithionate-bearing alkaline mineralization; Cu, Fe, As, and P mineralization; and second worldwide occurrence of tsaregorodtsevite. Miner. - Spec. Pap.: 49: 54
Switzerland
 
  • Valais
    • Goms
      • Binn
        • Fäld
No reference listed
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Eureka Co.
      • Lynn Mining District
        • Goldstrike Mines
          • Betze-Post pit
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
 
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