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Arsenopyrite

#PD42013

Arsenopyrite

#PD42013
Availability
Sold
Size
8.5 x 5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
FeAsS (RRUFF)
Locality
Penlee quarry, Penzance, Cornwall, England
Tagged
sulfide

Silvery, 4-5mm groups of Arsenopyrite with small triangular faces. The group is 4.5cm across and sits on Quartz. Comes with a "Lythe Minerals" tag.

Arsenopyrite

Formula
FeAsS 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Striated, Euhedral Crystals, Prismatic 
Cleavage
one distinct 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
tin white, light steel gray 
Streak
black 
Geological Setting
Widespread. Most commonly found in medium to high temperature veins.  
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
5.5 to 6 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Don Phillips Collection

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