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Bultfonteinite

Nesosilicates

Bultfonteinite, originally dutoitspanite, is a pink to colorless mineral with chemical formula Ca2SiO2(OH,F)4. It was discovered in 1903 or 1904 in the Bultfontein mine in South Africa, for which the mineral is named, and described in 1932.

Identification

Color of mineral

Pink

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.587
1.59
1.597

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic