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Algodonite



Algodonite is a copper arsenide mineral with formula: Cu6As. It is a gray white metallic mineral crystallizing in the hexagonal system. It has a Mohs hardness of 4 and a specific gravity of 8.38 - 8.72.

Additional recommended knowledge

It was first described in 1857 from the Algodones silver mine, Coquimbo, Chile.

References

  • Webmineral
  • Mindat with location data
  • Williams, Sidney A. (1963) CRYSTALS OF RAMMELSBERGITE AND ALGODONITE, American Mineralogist, Volume 48, pages 421-422.
 
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