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Cahnite

Borate mineral

Cahnite (Cahnit in German, Cahnita in Spanish, Канит in Russian ) is a brittle white or colorless mineral that has perfect cleavage and is usually transparent. It usually forms tetragonal-shaped crystals and it has a hardness of 3 mohs. Cahnite was discovered in the year 1921. It was named Cahnite to honor Lazard Cahn (1865–1940), who was a mineral collector and dealer. It is usually found in the Franklin Mine, in Franklin, New Jersey Until the year 2002, when a sample of cahnite was found in Japan , that was the only known place that cahnite was located. The geological environment that it occurs in is in pegmatites cutting a changed zinc orebody. for cahnite is Ca2B It is made up of 26.91% calcium , 1.35% hydrogen. It has a molecular weight of 297.91 grams. Cahnite is associated with these other minerals: willemite , hedyphane

Identification

Color of mineral

White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Tetragonal