Claudetite


Composition: As2O3
Crystal System : Monoclinic
Colours: Colourless, white
Lustre : Vitreous, pearly
Hardness (H) : 2.5
References: Strunz (1959)

Distribution

Extremely rare. Second oxidation zone.

Occurrence

  • Supergene
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone

Paragenetic and General Notes

Claudetite occurs as thin, gypsum-like plates and foliations, to 3 mm (Strunz et al., 1958; Pinch and Wilson, 1977).