Sulfarsenide mineral

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The sulfarsenide minerals are a subgroup of the sulfide minerals which include arsenic replacing sulfur as an anion in the formula.[1] Antimony and bismuth may occur with or in place of the arsenic as in ullmannite. The chemical formula of a sulfarsenide looks like a sulfosalt, however the structures are distinctly different. In sulfosalts the arsenic replaces a metal ion.[1]

The sulfarsenides are grouped with the sulfides in both the Dana and Strunz mineral classification systems.[2][3]

Examples include:[1][4][5]


  1. ^ a b c Klein, Cornelis and Cornelius S. Hurlbut, 1985, Manual of Mineralogy, 20th ed., John Wiley and Sons, New York, p. 290 ISBN 0-471-80580-7
  2. ^ Webmineral Dana
  3. ^ Webmineral Strunz
  4. ^ Hexiong Yang and Robert T. Downs, Crystal structure of glaucodot, (Co,Fe)AsS, and its relationships to marcasite and arsenopyrite, American Mineralogist, Volume 93, pages 1183–1186, 2008
  5. ^ Palache, C., H. Berman, and C. Frondel (1944) Dana’s system of mineralogy, (7th edition), v. I, p. 296