Meaning of ALGODONITE in English

ALGODONITE

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

Cu6As

Composition:

(Molecular Weight = 456.20 gm)

Copper 83.58 % Cu

Arsenic 16.42 % As

Empirical Formula:

Cu6As

Environment:

Hydrothermal deposits associated with other copper arsenides.

Locality:

TL: Chile, Algodones silver mn, Coquimbo

Name Origin:

Named for the locality.

Physical Properties:

Cleavage:

None

Color:

gray, silver white, steel gray, or tarnishes dull bronze.

Density:

8.38 - 8.72, Average = 8.55

Diaphaniety:

Opaque

Habits:

Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock., Tarnishes - Freshly fractured surfaces form a surface oxidation film,

Hardness:

4 - Fluorite

Luminescence:

Non-fluorescent.

Luster:

Metallic

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