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Brockite

Phosphate mineral

Brockite is a rare earth phosphate mineral with formula: (Ca,Th,Ce)PO4·H2O. It crystallizes in the hexagonal system. It is typically granular to massive with only rare occurrence of stubby crystals. It is radioactive content.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Brown
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

Density ( specific gravity )

1.68
1.695

Luster ( interacts light )

Greasy
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Hexagonal