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Austinite

Arsenate mineral

Austinite is a member of the adelite group, adelite subgroup, the zinc (Zn) end member of the copper. It is the zinc analogue of cobaltaustinite and nickelaustinite. At one time “brickerite” was thought to be a different species, but it is now considered to be identical to austinite. Austinite is named in honour of Austin Flint Rogers (1877–1957), American mineralogist from Stanford University, California, US.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
White
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4

Density ( specific gravity )

1.759
1.763
1.783

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Silky

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic