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Canavesite

Carboborate mineral

Canavesite, Mg2(HBO3)(CO3)∙5H2O, is a rare carboborate mineral from the abandoned Brosso mine in Italy. Canavesite is a secondary mineral that occurs due to the weathering of ludwigite-magnetite skarn on the surface of mine walls. The physical properties consist of milky-white rosette-like aggregates of elongated transparent fibers shown in figure one. of a monoclinic with a diffraction symbol of 2/mP-/-.

Identification

Color of mineral

White

The streak

White

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Silky

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic