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Corkite

Phosphate mineral

Corkite is a phosphate mineral in the beudantite group. Corkite is the phosphate analogue of beudantite and with it, a complete solid solution range exists. Corkite will also form a solid solution with kintoreite.

Corkite is named after County Cork; the location where the first notable amount was discovered in 1869. Like many of the other minerals in the beudantite group, corkite is a relatively uncommon, secondary mineral that occurs in oxidation zones near hydrothermal It occurs associated with pyromorphite, limonite

Identification

Color of mineral

Brown
Yellow
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.93
1.93
1.93

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Resinous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal