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Agardite-(Ca)

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Agardite-(Ca)

General Information:
 Chemical Formula:
CaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3(H2O)
 Composition:
(Molecular Weight = 994.20 gm)
Calcium 4.03 % Ca
Copper 38.35 % Cu
Arsenic 22.61 % As
Hydrogen 1.22 % 
Oxygen 33.79 % 
 Empirical Formula:
CaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3(H2O)
 IMA Status:
Not IMA Approved (Dana # Added)
 Name Origin:
Named for the composition and for Jules Agard, Geologist, Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres, Orleans, France.
Physical Properties:
 Color:
grass green or light green.
 Density:
3.72
 Diaphaniety:
Transparent
 Hardness:
3-4 - Calcite-Fluorite
 Luster:
Vitreous (Glassy)
 Streak:
greenish white
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