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A silver-white to gray arsenic ore, essentially FeAsS. Also called mispickel.
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(ˌɑːsɪnəʊˈpaɪraɪt; ɑːˌsɛnə-)
(Minerals) a white or grey metallic mineral consisting of a sulphide of iron and arsenic that forms monoclinic crystals with an orthorhombic shape: an ore of arsenic. Formula: FeAsS. Also called: mispickel
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(ˌɑr sə noʊˈpaɪ raɪt, ɑrˌsɛn ə-)

a common mineral, iron arsenic sulfide, FeAsS, occurring in silver-white to steel-gray crystals or masses: an ore of arsenic.
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Noun1.arsenopyrite - a silver-white or grey ore of arsenicarsenopyrite - a silver-white or grey ore of arsenic
As, atomic number 33, arsenic - a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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Gold mineralization is contained within a locally brecciated, moderately to strongly silicified zone with abundant crosscutting gray, vuggy quartz stringers with 1-3% disseminated pyrite, arsenopyrite and minor stibnite (antimony).
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The processing of gold bearing sulphide minerals which contain arsenopyrite and other complex arsenic sulphide minerals results in arsenic containing emissions and effluents which must be given careful consideration in relation to clean air and clean water standards.
Moreover, solubility products of arsenic-bearing minerals such as arsenopyrite were included in this thermodynamic database.
A 300-kilogram sample of arsenopyrite concentrate will be taken from the flotation plants in Ponce Enriquez and shipped to Laurentian University for five to six months of bioleach test work.
Recently, bioleaching has been used for the pre-treatment of minerals, for example, for dissolving sulfides from pyrite or arsenopyrite, which contain gold and silver in their matrices [7, 8].
It was identified by JCP.CAT search & match programmes of the X-ray Diffractometer that the minor peaks correspond to, marcasite (Fe[S.sub.2]), arsenopyrite (FeAsS), chalcopyrite (CuFe[S.sub.2]), cinnabar (HgS), barite (BaS[O.sub.4]), calcite (CaC[O.sub.3]), dolmite [CaMg [(C[O.sub.3]).sub.2]] and clay minerals.
Pyrite and arsenopyrite are the main associated sulphide minerals and commonly form a broad mineralized halo.