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Arseniopleite

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About ArseniopleiteHide

Formula:
(Ca,Na)NaMn2+(Mn2+,Mg,Fe2+)2(AsO4)3
Colour:
Brownish-red, also cherry red, gray, yellow, dark green; orange, pale apricot-orange or brownish orange in transmitted light.
Lustre:
Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Greasy
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
4.17 - 4.22
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named by Lars Johann Igelstrom [February 10, 1822 Yngshyttan, Sweden - May 15, 1897 Gräs, Sunnemo parish, Värmland, Sweden] in 1888 for its arsenic content, and the Greek πλείων ("pleion") for "more", in allusion to the fact that it adds to the number of related minerals already described.

Classification of ArseniopleiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
7/A.06-110
8.AC.10

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
A : Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
C : With medium-sized and large cations
38.2.2.2

38 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
2 : (AB)5(XO4)3

Physical Properties of ArseniopleiteHide

Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Greasy
Transparency:
Translucent, Opaque
Colour:
Brownish-red, also cherry red, gray, yellow, dark green; orange, pale apricot-orange or brownish orange in transmitted light.
Streak:
Yellowish brown
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
On pseudo-{10_11}.
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal
Density:
4.17 - 4.22 g/cm3 (Measured)    4.29 g/cm3 (Calculated)
Comment:
Am. Min. 73:666; Min Mag 57:721

Optical Data of ArseniopleiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.794 nβ = 1.794 nγ = 1.803
Birefringence:
0.009
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.009
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Optical Extinction:
Pseudo-uniaxial.
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of ArseniopleiteHide

Formula:
(Ca,Na)NaMn2+(Mn2+,Mg,Fe2+)2(AsO4)3

Crystallography of ArseniopleiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P2/b
Setting:
P2/a
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.31 Å, b = 13.06 Å, c = 6.86 Å
β = 99°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.866 : 1 : 0.525
Unit Cell V:
1,000.81 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Commonly granular, massive. Well-formed crystals virtually unknown, elongated or lenticular crude crystals.
Comment:
I2/a. Pseudohexagonal.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.52 (40)
4.13 (40)
3.27 (40)
2.99 (50)
2.83 (100)
2.79 (40)
2.68 (60)
1.693 (50)
Comments:
ICDD 20-224

Type Occurrence of ArseniopleiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Fracture fillings and thin veins.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Banded metamorphosed manganese-bearing dolostone.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for ArseniopleiteHide

Relationship of Arseniopleite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3Mon.
Alluaudite-Ca□4Ca4Mn2+4Fe3+8(PO4)12Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Alluaudite-Na□4Na4Mn2+4Fe3+8(PO4)12Mon. 2/m : B2/b
BadaloviteNa2Mg2Fe(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
BradaczekiteNaCu4(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
CalciojohilleriteNaCaMg3(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
CamanchacaiteNaCaMg2[AsO4][AsO3(OH)]2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
CanutiteNaMn3[AsO4][AsO3(OH)]2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Caryinite(Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)CaMn2+2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m
ErikapohliteCu3(Zn,Cu,Mg)4Ca2(AsO4)6·2H2O Mon. 2/m : B2/m
Ferroalluaudite(Na,Ca)Fe2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)3
Ferroalluaudite-NaNaNa4Na4Fe2+4Fe3+8(PO4)12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
FerrohagendorfiteNaCaFe2+Fe2+2(PO4)3Mon.
GroatiteNaCaMn2(PO4)(HPO4)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe2+2(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Hagendorfite-(Na)(Na)Fe2+Mn2+(PO4)-(Na)(Na)Mon. 2/m : B2/b
HatertiteNa2(Ca,Na)(Fe3+,Cu)2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
JohilleriteNa(Mg,Zn)3Cu(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
KeyiteCu2+3Zn4Cd2(AsO4)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
KhrenoviteNa3Fe3+2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Maghagendorfite(□,Na,)(Na,Ca,Fe2+)Mn(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)3(PO4)3Mon.
MagnesiocanutiteNaMnMg2[AsO4]2[AsO2(OH)2]Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Magnesiohatertite(Na,Ca)2Ca(Mg,Fe3+)2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
ManitobaiteNa16Mn2+ 25Al8(PO4)30Mon. m : Pb
NickenichiteNa0.8Ca0.4Cu0.4(Mg,Fe)3(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
O'DanieliteNa(Zn,Mg)3H2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
ParaberzeliiteNaCa2Mg2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
VaruliteNaCaMn2+Mn2+2(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
YazganiteNaFe3+2(Mg,Mn2+)(AsO4)3 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
ZhanghuifeniteNa3Mn4Mg2Al(PO4)6Mon. 2/m
ZincobradaczekiteNaZn2Cu2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Dolomite4 photos of Arseniopleite associated with Dolomite on mindat.org.
Braunite2 photos of Arseniopleite associated with Braunite on mindat.org.
Calcite2 photos of Arseniopleite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Arseniopleite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Hausmannite1 photo of Arseniopleite associated with Hausmannite on mindat.org.
Arsenogoyazite1 photo of Arseniopleite associated with Arsenogoyazite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.AC.WopmayiteCa6Na3□Mn(PO4)3(PO3OH)4 Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.05HowardevansiteNaCuFe2(VO4)3Tric. 1 : P1
8.AC.10Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3Mon.
8.AC.10Caryinite(Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)CaMn2+2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m
8.AC.10Ferroalluaudite(Na,Ca)Fe2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)3
8.AC.10HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe2+2(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10JohilleriteNa(Mg,Zn)3Cu(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10Maghagendorfite(□,Na,)(Na,Ca,Fe2+)Mn(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)3(PO4)3Mon.
8.AC.10NickenichiteNa0.8Ca0.4Cu0.4(Mg,Fe)3(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10VaruliteNaCaMn2+Mn2+2(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10FerrohagendorfiteNaCaFe2+Fe2+2(PO4)3Mon.
8.AC.10BradaczekiteNaCu4(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10YazganiteNaFe3+2(Mg,Mn2+)(AsO4)3 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.10GroatiteNaCaMn2(PO4)(HPO4)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.AC.15BobfergusoniteNa2Mn5FeAl(PO4)6Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.AC.15Ferrowyllieite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Fe,Mn)(Fe,Fe,Mg)Al(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.15QingheiiteNaMn3+Mg(Al,Fe3+)(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.15Rosemaryite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Mg)Al(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.15Wyllieite(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Fe,Mg)Al(PO4)3Mon. 2/m
8.AC.15Ferrorosemaryite◻NaFe2+Fe3+Al(PO4)3Mon.
8.AC.15Qingheiite-(Fe2+)Na2Fe2+MgAl(PO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.AC.18ManitobaiteNa16Mn2+ 25Al8(PO4)30Mon. m : Pb
8.AC.20MarićiteNaFe2+(PO4)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
8.AC.25Berzeliite(NaCa2)Mg2(AsO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
8.AC.25ManganberzeliiteNaCa2Mn2+2(AsO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
8.AC.25Palenzonaite(Ca,Na)3CaMn2+2(VO4)3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
8.AC.25SchäferiteCa2NaMg2(VO4)3Iso.
8.AC.30BrianiteNa2CaMg(PO4)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.35Vitusite-(Ce)Na3(Ce,La,Nd)(PO4)2Orth. mm2 : Pca21
8.AC.40Olgite(Sr,Ba)(Na,Sr,REE)2Na(PO4)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
8.AC.40Bario-olgite(Ba,Sr)(Na,Sr,REE)2Na(PO4)2 · Trig. 3 : P3
8.AC.45StrontiowhitlockiteSr9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.45WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.45MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7Trig. 3m : R3m
8.AC.45TuiteCa3(PO4)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.AC.45FerromerrilliteCa9NaFe2+(PO4)7Trig. 3m : R3c
8.AC.50Chladniite{Ca}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36Trig. 3 : R3
8.AC.50Fillowite{Mn2+}{Na8}{Ca4Na4}{(Mn2+,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36Trig. 3 : R3
8.AC.50JohnsomervilleiteNa10Ca6Mg18Fe25(PO4)36Trig.
8.AC.50Galileiite{Fe2+}{Na8}{Fe2+4Na4}{Fe2+43}(PO4)36Trig. 3 : R3
8.AC.50Stornesite-(Y){(Y, Ca)}{Na62}{(Ca,Na)8}{(Mg,Fe2+)43}(PO4)36Trig. 3 : R3
8.AC.50XenophylliteNa4Fe2+7(PO4)6Tric. 1 : P1
8.AC.55HarrisoniteCa(Fe2+,Mg)6(PO4)2(SiO4)2Trig.
8.AC.60KosnariteKZr2(PO4)3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
8.AC.65Panethite(Na,Ca)2(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AC.70StanfielditeCa4Mg5(PO4)6Mon.
8.AC.75RonneburgiteK2MnV4O12Mon. 2/m
8.AC.80Tillmannsite(Ag3Hg)(VO4,AsO4)Tet. 4 : I4
8.AC.85FilatoviteK(Al,Zn)2(As,Si)2O8Mon. 2/m

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

38.2.2.1Caryinite(Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)CaMn2+2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m

Fluorescence of ArseniopleiteHide

Not fluorescent.

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 ArseniopleiteHide

Reference List:
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Igelström, L.I. (1888) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 11: 39.
Igelström, L.I. (1888) Arseniopleit, ein neues Mineral von der Hausmannit- und Braunitgrube Sjögruvan, Kirchspiel Grythyttan, Gouvernement Örebro, Schweden. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, II: 117-122.
Fleischer, M. (1964) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 49: 439-448.
International Mineralogical Association (1967) Commission on new minerals and mineral names. Mineralogical Magazine: 36: 131-136.
Fleischer, M. (1968) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 53: 1775-1780.
Moore, P.B. (1968) Contributions to Swedish mineralogy. I. Studies on the basic arsenates of manganese: retzian, hemafibrite, synadelphite, arsenoclasite, arseniopleite, and akrochordite. Arkiv. Mineral. Geol.: 4(5): 425–444.
Dunn, P.J., Peacor, D.R. (1987) New data on the relation between caryinite and arseniopleite. Mineralogical Magazine: 51: 281–284.
Jambor, J.L. (1988) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 73: 666-667.
Ercit, T.S. (1993) Caryinite revisited. Mineralogical Magazine: 57: 721–727.
Tait, K.T., Hawthorne, F.C. (2003) Refinement of the crystal structure of arseniopleite: confirmation of its status as a valid species. The Canadian Mineralogist: 41: 71-77.

Internet Links for ArseniopleiteHide

Localities for ArseniopleiteHide

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.
Italy
 
  • Aosta Valley
    • Nus
      • Saint-Barthélemy
• Barresi, A.A., Kolitsch, U., Ciriotti, M.E., Ambrino, P., Bracco, R., Bonacina, E. (2005): La miniera di manganese di Varenche (Aosta, Italia nord-occidentale): ardennite, arseniopleite, manganberzeliite, pirofanite, sarkinite, thortveitite, nuovo As-Sc-analogo della metavariscite e altre specie. Micro (località), 2/2005, 81-122.
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
      • Maira Valley
        • Canosio
          • Vallone della Valletta
Cámara, F., Ciriotti, M.E., Bittarello, E., Nestola, F., Massimi, F., Radica, F., Costa, E., Benna, P., Piccoli, G.C. (2014) Arsenic-bearing new mineral species from Valletta mine, Maira Valley, Piedmont, Italy: I. Grandaite, Sr2Al(AsO4)2(OH), description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 757-774; Cámara, F., Bittarello, E., Ciriotti, M.E., Nestola, F., Radica, F., Massimi, F., Balestra, C., Bracco, R. (2017a) As-bearing new mineral species from Valletta mine, Maira Valley, Piedmont, Italy: III. Canosioite, Ba2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH), description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 305–317.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Tohoku Region
      • Fukushima Prefecture
        • Iwaki City
Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R., Kato, A., Matsuyama, F., Mouri, T. and Suzuki, Y. (2001): Arseniopleite from the Gozaisho mine, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Bull. Natn. Sci. Mus., Tokyo, Ser. C, 27, 51-62; The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
Sweden
 
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183.
  • Västmanland
    • Hällefors
      • Grythyttan
Igelström, L. J. (1888): Arseniopleit, ein neues mineral von der hausmannit- und braunitgrube Sjögrufvan, Kirchspiel Grythyttan, Gouvernement Oerebro, Schweden. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Palaontologie. 2, 117-122
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Albula Valley
      • Oberhalbstein (Surses; Sursass)
        • Tinizong (Tinzen)
Analyses par N. Meisser, Musée Cantonal de Géologie, Lausanne, Switzerland
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