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TitleArsenic ore, Alberni, British Columbia
DescriptionThe gray mineral in this sample is native arsenic. Most arsenic is found as a minor component in sulfide minerals. Native arsenic is rare and is indistinguishable from native antimony without chemical tests. Arsenic is best know as the poison of choice for many murders, in reality and in fiction, but it also has many important industrial uses. This sample is 9 cm across.
LocationCanada ▹ British Columbia. Near Alberni.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-06-26.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #47.
Key wordsarsenic, British Columbia, Canada
Tech details572 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number874