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Enargite

Sulfide mineral

Enargite is a copper sulfosalt mineral with formula Cu3AsS4. It takes its name from the Greek word enarge, "distinct". Enargite is a steel gray, blackish gray, to violet black mineral with metallic luster. It forms slender orthorhombic prisms as well as massive aggregates. It has a hardness of 4.45.

Enargite is dimorph of the tetragonal luzonite

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
Iron
Black
Pink
Brown
Red

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

Luster ( interacts light )

Dull
Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic