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Boussingaultite

Sulfate mineral

Boussingaultite is a rare sulfate mineral of the chemical formula: (NH4)2Mg(SO4)2·6(H2O). The formula of boussingaultite is that of Tutton's salts type. It was originally described from geothermal , where it occurs together with its iron mohrite but is more commonly found on burning coal dumps. The mineral possess monoclinic

The mineral is named after the French chemist Jean-Baptiste Boussingault

Identification

Color of mineral

Pink
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic