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RM1525   Ardennite-(As)

Salmchâteau, Stavelot Massif, Vielsalm, Luxembourg, Belgium

Excellent specimen of Ardennite-(As), a rare silicate arsenate of manganese and aluminum, which has the type locality in this Belgian town. Formed by aggregates in parallel growth of prismatic flattened crystals, intense color between orange to yellow and luster. They are included in a quartz matrix. Collect samples is currently prohibited and specimens are very difficult to find (I know it). From the collection of P. Van Hee.

Size: 6.0 x 5.2 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 27 x 18 mm.
Found in ±1960-65

Excol. Paul Van Hee (Belgium) - Type Locality