Formula: Cu1+Fe3+Mn2+14(As5+O4)(As3+O3)5(SiO4)2(OH)6
Arsenite containing hydroxyl, hematolite group
Specific gravity: 4.2
Hardness: 3 to 4
Colour: Bronze, black
Dixenite occurs in a metamorphosed iron-manganese orebody in serpentine at the type locality, Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden, which is the only known locality (Mindat). It is associated with hematite, adelite, native lead, domeykite and magnussonite (HOM).

Common impurities: Mg,Ca,Na,K,P

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