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Bararite

Halide mineral

Bararite is a natural form of ammonium fluorosilicate (also known as hexafluorosilicate or fluosilicate). It has chemical formula (NH4)2SiF6 and trigonal crystal structure. This mineral was once classified as part of cryptohalite. Bararite is named after the place where it was first described, Barari of volcanoes), over burning coal seams (Barari, India), and in burning piles of anthracite , U.S. product that forms with cryptohalite, sal ammoniac , and native sulfur

Identification

Color of mineral

White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.406
1.391

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal