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Collinsite

Phosphate mineral

Collinsite is a mineral with chemical formula Ca 2(Mg,Fe2+ )(PO 4) 2•2H 2O. It was discovered in British Columbia , Canada, and formally described in 1927. It was named in honor of William Henry Collins (1878–1937), director of the Geological Survey of Canada. There are three varieties of the mineral: magnesian collinsite, and strontian consists of polyhedral chains linked by weak hydrogen bonds.

Identification

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

Density ( specific gravity )

1.632
1.642
1.657

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Silky

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic