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Brianite

Phosphate mineral

Brianite is a phosphate with the chemical formula Na2CaMg(PO4)2. It was first identified in an iron meteorite This mineral is named after Brian Harold Mason

It was first reported from the Dayton meteorite in Montgomery County, Ohio It occurs in phosphate nodules within the meteorite. Associated minerals include: panethite , whitlockite, schreibersite, graphite

Identification

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4
5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.598
1.605
1.608

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic