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Algodonite

Sulfide mineral

Algodonite is a copper mineral with formula: Cu6As. It is a gray white metallic mineral crystallizing in the hexagonal of 4 and a specific gravity of 8.38 - 8.72.

It was first described in 1857 from the Algodones silver mine, Coquimbo.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
Silver
White
Bronze

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Hexagonal