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Arsenobismite

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Colour:
Yellowish-brown, yellowish-green
A mixture of preisingerite, minor atelestite and minor beudantite/segnitite.

Originally reported from Mammoth Mine (Mammoth shaft), Tintic District, East Tintic Mts, Juab Co., Utah, USA.


Classification of Arsenobismite

Discredited
41.6.9.1

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
6 : A2(XO4)Zq
20.6.3

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
6 : Arsenates of Bi

Physical Properties of Arsenobismite

Colour:
Yellowish-brown, yellowish-green

Synonyms of Arsenobismite

Other Language Names for Arsenobismite

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals Grouping

20.6.1RooseveltiteBi(AsO4)
20.6.2PreisingeriteBi3(AsO4)2O(OH)
20.6.4AtelestiteBi2(AsO4)O(OH)
20.6.5MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
20.6.6Walpurgite(BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 3H2O

Other Information

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 Arsenobismite

Reference List:
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Means, A.H. (1916) Some new mineral occurrences from the Tintic District, Utah. American Journal of Science: 41: 125-130.
Frondel, C. (1943) New data on agricolite, bismoclite, koechlinite, and the bismuth arsenates. American Mineralogist: 28: 536.
Palache, C., Berman, H., Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 907.
Kolitsch, U. (1999) Arsenobismite discredited. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1999: 322-336.

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Localities for Arsenobismite

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
 
  • Carinthia
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Goldberg group
        • Zirknitz
          • Große Zirknitz valley
Indra
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí Department
    • Nor Chichas Province
      • Atocha-Quechisla District
[MinRec 32:481]
Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
Canada
 
  • New Brunswick
    • Charlotte Co.
      • Saint George Parish
Amer. Mineral., (1969) 54, 1202–1203.; Parrish, I. S., 1977, Mineral Catalog for the Mount Pleasant Deposit of Brunswick Tin Mines, Canadian Mineralogist, v. 15, p. 121-126.
France
 
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Rouffach
        • Osenbach
J.-L. Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994
Germany
 
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Meschede
        • Ramsbeck
Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
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.
            • Hilarion area
No reference listed
Iran
 
  • Markazi Province
    • Astaneh
Nezafatis, N. (2006): Au-Sn-W-Cu Mineralization in the Astaneh-Sarband Area, West Central Iran. PhD thesis, University of Tübingen (Germany), 116 pp.
Mexico
 
  • Durango
    • Mun. de Mapimí
      • Mapimí
No reference listed
USA
 
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • Tintic District
          • Mammoth
Amer.Min.(1982) 67, 833-840
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