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Akrochordite

Phosphate mineral

Akrochordite is an exceptionally rare hydrated hydrous arsenate mineral of the formula (Mn,Mg)4(AsO4)2(OH)4.4H2O and represents a small group of rare in the nature manganese (Mn) arsenates and, similarly to most other Mn-bearing arsenates, possess pinkish colour. It is typically associated with metamorphic Mn deposits.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Yellow
Brown
Pink

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Resinous
Dull

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic