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Arseniopleite

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Arseniopleite

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Description
Locality: 
Gozaisho Mine, Iwaki, Honshu Island, Japan
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 0.6 × 0.1 cm
Description

Rich specimen with reddish-brown arseniopleite fragments from Japan. Arseniopleite is a complex, Ca-Na-Ca arsenate species of alluaudite group, occurs only few localities worldwide.

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Arseniopleite

Formula: 
NaCaMn2+(Mn2+,Mg)2(AsO4)3
Strunz: 
8.AC.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Sjögruvan, Grythyttan, Hällefors, Västmanland, Sweden

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