Arsendescloizite

Arsendescloizite


Composition: PbZn(AsO4)(OH)
Crystal System : Orthorhombic
Colours: Pale-yellow
Lustre : Sub-vitreous
Hardness : 4
Specific Gravity : 6.57
Year of Discovery: 1979
IMA Number: 1979-030
IMA Status: Approved
Discovered By: Wolfgang Bartelke (German collector)
Named for: Composition/relationship (to descloizite)

Occurrence

  • Supergene
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

The published description of arendescloizite (Keller and Dunn, 1982a) does not record the level in the mine from which the type material was recovered. There is some evidence to suggest, however, that it may have originated from 30 Level in the second oxidation zone.