Meaning of ALARSITE in English

ALARSITE

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

AlAsO4

Composition:

(Molecular Weight = 165.90 gm)

Aluminum 16.26 % Al

Arsenic 45.16 % As

Oxygen 38.58 % O

Empirical Formula:

Al(AsO4)

Environment:

A product of fumarolic exhalations.

IMA Status:

Approved IMA (Dana # Added)

Locality:

TL: The Tolbachik Main fracture eruption, Kamchatka, Russia.

Name Origin:

Named from its chemical composition of Aluminum and Arsenic.

Physical Properties:

Cleavage:

None

Color:

colorless, yellowish, pale green, or bluish.

Density:

3.32 - 3.35, Average = 3.33

Diaphaniety:

Transparent

Habits:

Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix., Anhedral Grains - Granular minerals without the expression of crystal shapes,

Hardness:

3 - Calcite

Luminescence:

Non-fluorescent.

Luster:

Vitreous (Glassy)

Streak:

white

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