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Diaboleite

Halide mineral

Diaboleite is a blue-colored mineral with formula Pb2CuCl2(OH)4. It was discovered in England in 1923 and named diaboleite, from the Greek, meaning "distinct from boleite". The mineral has since been found in a number of countries.

Identification

Color of mineral

Blue

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

The streak

Blue

Density ( specific gravity )

1.98
1.85

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Tetragonal