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Brushite

Phosphate mineral

Brushite is a phosphate mineral with the chemical formula Ca. Crystals of the pure compound belong to the monoclinic space group It is the phosphate analogue of the arsenate.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.539
1.544
1.551

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Pearly

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic