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Arizonite (of Palmer)

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Dark steel-grey (fresh surfaces)
Metallic, Sub-Metallic
Specific Gravity:
After the locality of Arizona, USA.
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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Physical Properties of Arizonite (of Palmer)Hide

Metallic, Sub-Metallic
Dark steel-grey (fresh surfaces)
5½ on Mohs scale
4.25 g/cm3 (Measured)    

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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 Arizonite (of Palmer)Hide

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Palmer, C. (1909) Arizonite, ferric metatitanate. American Journal of Science: 28: 353-356.
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: 773.
Overholt, J.L., Vaux, G., Rodda, J.L. (1950) The Nature of "Arizonite". American Mineralogist: 35: 117-119.
Kharkhanavala, M.D., Momin, A.C. (1959) Subsolidus Reactions in the System Fe2O3- TiO2. Journal of the American Ceramic Society: 42(8): 399-402.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. β“˜ - 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.
  • Arizona
    • Mohave Co.
      • Aquarius Mts (Aquarius Range; Peacock Range)
        • Hackberry District
          • Hackberry
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